Mini Service Project

I believe that sometimes the simplest gifts can mean the most.

One of my friends, with the most beautiful soul is going on a mission trip to Zimbabwe this week.  I am so filled with joy for her! She has been wanting to do something for quite a while now. The Lord finally spoke to her and let her know where He needed her most…Africa.

I am embarrassed to admit, I do not know much about Africa. I do know that since we homeschool, we are about to know quite a bit!! Ha ha ha!!! It is a country that my friend’s church has been actively helping. I know they sent a mission team to Uganda last year. The stories I have heard about that trip were fabulous!

From what we have read about Zimbabwe, Christianity is there. A good percentage of the people claim to be Christians or follow islam. Ancestor worship is the most common form of worship. Because the people of Zimbabwe are a mix of European and African culture they tend to mix religious beliefs of the old with the new. That being said, there is need of missionary work even among the Christians there. My friend and her team will be traveling out in search of those in the less affluent areas, more toward the isolated villages that have not heard the name of our Lord and Savior. What an exciting journey!!

We did discover she can wear her regular clothes there without disrespecting the people there. Yay!! We also know that the people there love jewelry. Awesome!! So a few of us got together for a service project…099 We made salvation bracelets for passing out to the people my friend and her team will be talking too!

The beads all have meanings. I am sure you have seen these before, but here is a quick reference as to what each color symbolizes.

Black- represents our sin

Red- represents the blood of Jesus

White- represents the forgiveness and cleansing of our sins

Clear Blue- represents the water of the baptism

Purple- represents the royalty we are now a part of

Yellow- represents knowing that we will receive heaven because of Jesus

Green- represents the new life we have been given

Gold-represents heaven

It was a blessing for my girls and I to get to be a part of making these little remembrances for the people our friend will meet. It was such an honor to be able to pray over them and for the souls who will be receiving them! Little trinkets, that could mean so much to someone who is just getting to know Jesus!! May her trip be blessed and filled with opportunities to share the Word of the Lord!!

I am so excited for my sweet missionary friend to be making her trip to Zimbabwe!! I know that she is going to make such a difference to someone!!

 

Rebecca’s Resurrection Gardens

I am so proud of my Rebecca!

She is just amazing and has been blessed with a servants heart!

She has decided that she would like to focus her studies on becoming a Children’s Ministry Leader.

She has been serving for a few years now and really enjoys it!

So since this is her passion, I have had her do interviews with members of our church’s Children’s Ministry and look into how to become one since High School is in a few months and we need to direct her studies.  That being said, this is the second time I have asked Rebecca to make a lesson plan and run a “mini” lesson. Here is the project she came up with, to go along with her teaching,  since Easter is on its way…

Resurrection Gardens!

reserection projectToo cute right?

It was the perfect time to do this fun activity too!!

Really fun way for the kids to wait for Resurrection Day!!

We just found $.89 plant trays, $3.00 dirt and $4.00 grass seed at Home Depot. Then at Dollar Tree we got 12 seed starter cups for $1.00. We already had the Popsicle sticks, so those were free.

As the girls keep watering the grass seed it should sprout by Easter.

I told the mommas that Easter morning they should put a small piece of cloth in the “tomb” to show He has risen!!

I know we did this craft at home originally, but I love that she incorporated it in a lesson for others so that they could remember to focus on the meaning of this time of year daily too.

I am so proud of her!!

Great job Rebecca!

6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee:
7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’
Luke 24:6-7

Fellowship Night

So much fun the other night!!

I went to my friend Maria’s house.

She had invited a few of us over to just fellowship and try something new!

It was just a girls night :)

How sweet right?

When we got there she had these amazing treats for us!!

004Home made Chia Pudding with raspberries and

005home made scones!!

Oh they were just sinfully delicious!!

She is so cute, she had the whole evening planned for us!

We had our snacks then moved over to her “work area” for us.

We were making cards!

007She had this neat stuff called Miskit.

It is like a clear gummy glue?

So we had to paint the blank cards with the clear Miskit freehand. It was kinda hard because we had no idea what we were doing.

We had never used or heard of this stuff before, so it was kinda fun!!

Then when it had dried we got to watercolor over the Miskit and just have fun painting :)

Then we waited for that to dry too.

008Then we rubbed the Miskit off.

It left the paper under the Miskit clean and clear!!

Uber cool right?!?

Oh my gosh!! We had so much fun!!

I can’t wait to try this with my girls!!

006Personalized cards from our family!!

Wonder if we should do these for CHRISTmas??

Thank you Maria for such a fun night!!!

Love you girl!!

 

Have a blessed day my friends, and try this craft! You will LOVE IT!!!

New Apron for a New Year

Here it is.

The latest apron I made for myself.

032It is cute.

I really like it because I made it from fabric I had just laying around the house.

033I like the ruffles at the waist.

Makes me feel at least a little girly as I am making a mess of myself while I am cooking or cleaning!

Hoping it will keep me motivated for a few months of maintaining the cleanliness of the house!!

Ha ha ha!!!

Have a blessed New Year friend!!

Rebecca”s Craftiness Amazes Me

I saw Rebecca at the table the other day really focused on her nail polishing.

She showed me her nails.

I would never have thought of doing this!!

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Sorry, this is not a great picture.

She painted a giraffe on her nails!

What a cute idea right?

Here let me turn the picture so you can see it better…

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002Creative!!

She is so darn crafty!!

Love it!!

Have you ever done your nails like that?

Aimee Got Crafty!!

This is such a darn cute idea!!

Aimee made the best graduation card for her bestie !

Is this not adorable!!

It’s just a letter A from Hobby Lobby that she modge podged pictures of moments she and Ashley have shared over the years.

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Then she wrote her note on the back.

It is personal, memorable, creative, and original!!

It is the perfect gift for a friend!!

My girl has got skills!!

Ha ha ha!!!

Ashley loved it by the way!!