This past Christmas I took almost 2 weeks of blogging. I wanted to step away and really decide what my goals for 2012 were. There was even a point during that time where I thought I would take an even longer break from blogging. It was during this break that I really felt like God was encouraging me to continue blogging and asked if I would dedicate the blog to Him this year. It was in that moment that I was reminded of so many wonderful things I learned at Blog Sugar last year. The one thing that really stuck with me was that God has given us a story to write and it’s our job to write it. So I dedicated the blog back to God this year and asked that he would lay things on my heart for me to share in a way that was so obvious… so powerful that I would know that it was from him and only him. Since then I’ve shared some very personal things that have weight heavy on my heart in my Coffee Date posts.
Then out of no where SOLE Hope began tweeting me. I had never heard of their organization, but it turns out they read my blog and decided to reach out to me. I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing it was. Not a coincidence by any means, but a nudge from God. A reminder of that promise I made to him that I would write about what he wanted me to write about.
So I visited their site.
I watched their video.
and let me tell YOU…
There are some things in life that move you.
Move you in ways you would never expect.
That seem to come out of left field and hit you like a ton of bricks.
Then you find yourself wondering, how have I not heard about this? How does this problem exist and I have no clue?
When I watched that video my heart was struck…. BIG TIME!
I can’t even put into words how life changing this video is. Please watch it.
All I can think about through the tears is my own little children.
What if this was their life?
I can’t even imagine how hard it would be, as a mom, to feel so helpless against protecting my children from the little creatures who burrow in their feet causing pain and nerve damage. It’s truly heart breaking.
But there is HOPE.
There is a way to Make A Change.
SOLE HOPE is an organization dedicated to helping provide jobs for women in Africa by making shoes for children to protect their feet from jiggers.
A way to be Jesus with skin on for others.
A foot washed.
A Sole shoed.
A Soul fed in the process.
Wanna get involved?
You can begin by heading over HERE and voting for them to win a $20,000 gift for their organization.
When I first heard about this organization I knew I wanted to do something. I wanted to play a part in changing the lives of these children. So, with the help of Natalie and Jacqui, we are hoping to organize a few fun things to get you all involved in helping better the lives of these kids. SOLE Hope has a Shoe Kit in their store that you can purchase and then host a Shoe Cutting Party! How awesome is that? You cut the fabric, ship it off to SOLE Hope and they sew them up and get them on the feet of children who need them. But we need to raise some money to buy the kit and fabric.
The money raised from the giveaway entries will go towards purchasing materials to we can host a Shoe Cutting Party!
Then, once we’ve collected the funds, Natalie has offered to open her home (date TBD) for a Shoe Cutting Party!! Woohoo!! So if you’re local and you want to come help us cut shoes we can then send back to SOLE Hope you’d be on our favorites list forever. We’re hoping to get a group of women to commit to helping us with this.
So what do you think?
Wanna help out?