A visit in the rain this morning with some amazing women left me in tears. Full on- blubbering tears. It happened before I ever got there– I thought of all the little girls in Haiti, Bolivia, Argentina, Honduras, and I’m not sure where else, who have had the gift and blessing to wear a brand new little dress made by these dear hands.
These ladies buy fabric (or sometimes they are gifted beautiful fabric!), and buttons, and thread and even matching undies for these little girl dresses. And they cut, iron, sew, label and pray over them. One of the sweetest things said today by Mrs. Peggy was that “if the gift of these dresses doesn’t lead to a conversation about Jesus then they aren’t doing what we intend them to do.”
Wow. That is truly being intentional for Christ. Every stitch–every seam, every button. And they are adorable. Tenille and I both think we would look “cute” in one. (It’s a wish anyway!)
These ladies have a heart for the nations. For the children of the world. They haven’t been led to go on a mission trip overseas–but God has given them a job–and it started with a passion and desire of heart and blossomed into a wonderful group of women from East Side Baptist Church in Vernon, Florida.
I told Tenille, Mrs. Peggy and Mrs. Gloria today that Jeff shared their mission project and heart for missions almost everywhere we spoke. The mission is just as important as going…these awesome ladies are sending. They loaded me up today with blessings overflowing! I will share all the goodies later–because we are leaving next week with these goodies and I want to keep the surprise intact!
There were two ladies that I didn’t get to meet today–but I have known and loved Tenille and her mom, Gloria for a long time–and met Peggy last year and felt such a kindred spirit. They took on an additional challenge this year and knocked my socks off! Mrs. Gloria–you have raised an amazing daughter–and I thank you for letting me claim her as one of my “many” adopted girls!
Thank you ladies…for loving the world and reaching out with the abilities and gifts God gave you! Completely–wholeheartedly!
East Side Baptist Church in Vernon is one of more than 9 churches involved in this trip to Bolivia. Individuals have “given” items, contributions, or people! What a God we serve–and look at the people being The Church and working together! I LOVE IT!
If you are ever in Vernon, Florida, say a prayer as you go through for the wonderful ladies of East Side Baptist Church who are reaching around the world and dressing the little girls of the nations!
Some photos shared by Tenille Brock Fielding.
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