Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sew Much Fun!

"Great things are wrought through simple and small things. Like the small flecks of gold that accumulate over time into a large treasure, our small and simple acts of kindness and service will accumulate into a life filled with love for Heavenly Father, devotion to the work of the Lord Jesus Christ, and a sense of peace and joy each time we reach out to one another." Russell M Ballard, Finding Joy Through Service, April 2011
Ardis cutting out baby bibs
 Monday, April 2 We CAN met at Carol's home.  We sewed pacifier holders and cut out baby bibs for the Starfish Foster Home .  RaeLee spent many hours refining and perfecting the patterns for these projects.  
Carolyna and Ardis at the cutting table
 The Starfish Foster Home in Xi,an of the Shaan Xi Province of China takes care of children with special health needs.  It is an amazing organization and cares for many children, with the help of medical teams from UCLA, numerous volunteers and a large staff of nannies, as well as donations from people around the world.  Please see their website Starfish Foster Home for more ways you can assist.

Carol, Lynn and Barbara with rainbows of  pacifier holders
"In September 2005, Amanda de Lange founded Starfish Children's Services to save children who have special health needs that are the most at-risk in its partner orphanages. This promptly resulted in the establishment of Starfish Foster Home (SCS) to rescue children in need of medical care by working in collaboration with local orphanages. 
Caroly, Ardis, Kathy and Ortencia busy at work on baby bibs
After nursing them back to health through solid nutrition and a loving environment, Starfish Children's Services organizes and pays for the children’s surgeries before providing post-operative care.  
Barbara, RaeLee and Lynn sewing up a storm
  After the surgeries, the goal shifts to getting these children in the adoption pipeline so that they can join a stable, loving family. " 
Sandy,  Kathy and Ortencia  tracing patterns and cutting fabric
Amanda de Lange  is now back at home fighting a battle of her own with cancer~ our love and prayers are with you Amanda.  We thank you for your courage, your insight and your love for these beautiful children. I am continually amazed how much good one inspired woman can accomplish and how that good can snowball into an effort that affects the lives of so many of Heavenly Father's children!
Carolyn, Ardis and Sandy 
  These ladies are incredible! They get so much accomplished in such a short time ~ all amid lots of laughter, visiting and fun.  
Carol in her kitchen
Our next meeting will be held Monday May 7 at Kathy's home.

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