Over 100 ladies (and a few helpful men!) from 14 states and two countries in Africa attended the first Sending Hope Conference in Shipshewana, Indiana. It was an amazing two days with incredible enthusiasm and talent, and hearts full of love for the children of Africa and beyond. We began with a VIP reception with Nancy Zieman where excited fans had the opportunity to sign Nancy’s new book, “Seams Unlikely” and have their picture taken with her.
Nancy did not disappoint! She and her husband, Richard, were as gracious as I had found at our first meeting several years ago. The words she shared concerning her autobiography was a beautiful glimpse into the life of a very talented and smart business woman with a very personal and tender look into her life. The biggest problem attendees faced was trying to choose which breakout session to attend. Huge thanks to all the speakers and facilitators and of course our sponsors. The beautiful Farmstead Inn was a perfect venue for a perfect time to not only share life changing project ideas but have a great time with our new friends that share a common passion: helping little girls in Africa.
A kick back and have fun highlight of the weekend was the late night pajama party. We shared more laughter than I dreamed possible and one thing is for sure: These ladies aren’t just talented, they are FUN!
We raised money for the shipping of these beautiful dresses while having the time of our lives. Special thanks to all who helped, donated baskets and of course the attendees. We could not do it without you. Thank you so much!
Send me your pictures and we’ll add them to this gallery! Thanks, again, everyone! Love, Rachel