April 2016 Update… Check It OUT!

Spring is just around the corner!  Even though the weather outside my door does not support the statement, I believe!  We have so much going on and it continues to amaze me what all of you are doing to serve the children of Africa.  Give yourselves a big pat on the back!  To God be the glory for all He has allowed us to do through something as simple as a little dress.

LDFA- Taiwan and LDFA- USA meet in Taipei, the Capital of Taiwan.

LDFA- Taiwan and LDFA- USA meet in Taipei, the Capital of Taiwan.

We had some exciting news from Little Dresses -Taiwan this week.  They have just reached 1000 dresses that are going out from their country to addresses that we have supplied in Africa.  That’s a great start! Our LDFA Ambassador, Rosalin Lin, welcomed a USA guest from Missouri, Mr. D.R. Barks, owner of High Country Ranch, Lowndes, MO.  DR is a long time friend of Little Dresses for Africa and has represented us in the past when he went to visit Lona Mae, age 95 who at the time was our oldest seamstress.  This time, DR found himself in Taiwan on horse business and was kind enough to stop his work long enough to give our hearty congratulations to the Taiwan group.  Working together with groups in other countries to serve the children of Africa confirms our statement, “We’re changing lives here and across the ocean”.  I know there are other groups who are working hard.  Be sure to let me know what is going on in your area and I’ll post it here and on FaceBook to encourage others!  So, thank you, Taiwan and DR Barks!

A group of 5 of us will be leaving soon for Malawi to check out some villages that we will be assisting with the support raised from THE BIG DINNER.  If you have not registered yet, please make it official. We have 67 registered locations now and others that are committed that have not made it official yet.  For those new to this, dinner parties will be held all over the world on the same night- 11.12.16- November 12, 2016, big and small, simple and fancy.  The party is up to you!  The proceeds will go 100% to transform at least 12 villages in a single night with clean water, a primary school and a community center.  We have created a webpage LDFAconnect.com with details and registration.  Once registered you will receive a password that will give you access to posters, images, invitations that can be personalized, save the dates, ideas and a blog so you can communicate and exchange ideas with other party makers/supporters.  This is going to be an amazing night.  Another really exciting opportunity will be to win a trip to Italy, which includes flights for 2, and 4nights/5 days in a gorgeous bed and breakfast in Italy.  Details coming soon.

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We are so grateful for you help.  It’s simply amazing and humbling to be part of something that so obviously has the hand of God on in.  We all know we’re not sharp enough to come up with all the good that has come through this simple program.   Thank you for stepping up and for being part of the solution and stitching hope into every little dress!  God bless you! Don’t forget to download your copy of SEND DOWN for you and someone else!  If you are looking for words to explain what we do, you will find them in this outstanding song. ”

Rachel

 

 

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