When we were in St. John, we got some sad news from Keith. (Keith is my brother-in-law whose music I use in my videos. He and his family are missionaries in Africa.) His father, who has been battling cancer, was only expected to make it through the night. The next day, their family of 5 flew the 30 hour journey from Africa to San Antonio in hopes of getting there before he passed. Thankfully, they did. On Father's Day, Keith's dad passed away with him at his side.
(The stamp on this card is from Verses. My local stamp store owner owns this company and they make great greeting stamps like this one. You can call them if you want to buy anything. They are fabulous there! I really like to support local and USA-made stamp companies.)
Making Memories, Bo Bunny and Scenic Route papers
Hero Arts pearls and flowers and notecard
Creative Impressions silk ribbon
If you are the praying kind, please keep their family in your prayers as they heal. They do so much for others… such good people. They will be in the States for a couple weeks before heading back home to Liberia.
This also got me thinking. As a cardmaker, I know how uplifting it is to get a simple handmade card in the mail. Makes you feel loved and happy, right? Well, I was thinking it would be fun to send Keith and Kristin's kids – Taylor, Lauren and Samuel – a bunch of cards. Just encouragement cards. These three kids are living an adventure. Finding new friends in a foreign world. Living extremely simply as they wait for their home to be built. I am sure it is hard on them, even if it is good for them, too. I would love for them to know that a bunch of people out there are thinking of them. So, here is my question: if I set up something for you to make cards for them to send over to them, would you be interested? I would just have you send them to me and I would put a huge box together and send them over to them. Their parents could give them a card every once in awhile as a pick-me-up. I think they would love it. Would anyone be interested in participating?
Here is a picture of the kids in front of the home they are staying in right now.
Here is a picture of the home as it was when they first got it.
Here is a current picture of their home.
They have a long path ahead of them. They also are working on the dental clinic where they will be doing work. I can't imagine. But, boy – they are doing such good for our world.
Just a thought… let me know what you think. I am not one to ask for money/donations. But giving in this way could be fun, easy, rewarding… and an excuse to do some cardmaking. 🙂
Thanks for listening! God bless all you gals out there… 🙂