Sunday, July 25, 2010

Dresses of Hope

In the midst of the aftermath of Huricane Alex we have experienced some very heartwarming stories. I have told several people that I believe God is using this tragedy to bring people closer to Him. In the Rio 3 community that was hit hard with widespread destruction, we have witnessed several such stories.  As the area has become darker, it has given Christians an opportunity to shine brighter.
The first week we hosted groups after the storm, we hosted a group from Northview Christian Church in Indiana. A 13 year old girl named Danielle came with her mother on this group. Danielle spent months preparing to come by organizing dress sewing sessions. She and her friends made 77 dresses for young girls and her mom and her brought them with them. She had done this before in other areas but this was the first time she was able to bring them and give them away herself. What a blessing she was for 77 young girls from Rio 3 that week! Some of these girls lost everything in the flood waters of Huricane Alex!
Check out Danielle's blog! There is a video she made when we gave away the dresses.

1 comment:

  1. Both Danielle and I were truly inspired by your humble example of compassion as we went with you to Rio 3 and Casa Hogar Douglas. Thank you to you and your wife for shining the light of Jesus where you are! Danielle can't quit dreaming & talking about returning to Mexico someday soon:) God bless you and your family.