Reaching 100!!!!

Since I began sewing this summer for the beautiful girls that LDFA serves, I took a photo of each dress I made. I had two goals: 1)No two would be exactly alike. I use some of the same fabrics, of course, but it seemed important to me to make each dress as unique as I could for the one-of-a-kind girl that would wear it. 2) I wanted to complete 100 “littledresses” by Christmas of this year.

Well, I my promise to myself and each dress is an “original” but I finished the FIRST 100 on the eve of Columbus Day, instead!:-)

As I told Rachel today by phone – and as you ALL know oh so well – we who sew at home for girls a need even one pretty, modest, comfortable, well-made dress could NOT do this work alone. Donations of gift cards, fabric, rick rack, bias tape, checks for postage made out to LDFA – all from friends and family who “got it” about this important mission have made all the difference. Add their love, support, encouragement and prayers? How could I NOT make my goal?!

Wow. And this was the SHORT version . . . what can I say? I am humbled and delighted to be a part of something SO big and important. Bless you, LDFA, bless all of you who help even one child see themselves the way God sees them. . . beautiful and cherished.

PS Dresses 81-90 were hand-delivered to Joseph Lubega of Bulamu Children’s Village, Uganda as he visited the USA for the first time. A mutual friend, Becki DeVries, introduced us at my school (I’m a teaching assistant) and he took my dresses home to Africa. Brother Joseph sent me this amazing photo of five of his “children” wearing their new clothes and I can tell you I shed a lot of grateful, humble tears . . . and now, Rachel is helping me send enough dresses to outfit their small orphanage and school!

God is good, and so is Little Dresses for Africa! Keep up the GREAT work, ya’ll!

Cindy Sterling
Brentwood, TN
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