Monday, December 2, 2013

fair trade

These beautiful ladies from church, 
and several more who aren't pictured,
Saturday crafting at our home
and enjoying time together since August.
a few of the crafts we've made
Our goal was to host a Christmas Craft Fair where we would raise some money 
for ministries of the Women of the Church.

And then Typhoon Haiyan struck, and the goal changed
to help those in greater need.

Last Saturday morning we opened the gates of our driveway, 
and held the first ever neighborhood craft fair.

We invited other local women to join us - 
women who cook and craft and create 
to supplement their families' incomes.

Above and below: vendors at the fair
It was such a fun morning!
An exciting chance to share talent and hard work with others in the community, 
and to raise funds to bless others who have so little.

This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord's people 
but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.
2 Cor. 9:12 NIV 

May our thanksgiving to God overflow in all we do!


Rosalie said...


The Girls said...

What a joyful, delightful time of crafting, creating, sharing and blessing this seems to be! I know you blessed so many with your encouragement and creativity, as well as your love for others and caring for their needs. We miss you!

us5 said...

it's fun to see you here, 'girls!' :) it would have been fun to have you join in the crafting with could have taught us so much! ♥

Judy said...

I'm proud of you Barb, for initiating a first ever craft fair with these ladies! I hope they will take the initiative now and make it a yearly tradition!

Anonymous said...

A very talented group of ladies!

us5 said...

thank you, Judy! i hope they will, too!

you're right, Hank...they are very talented, and i'm proud of them!