August 26, 2011

Welcome to the School Bus Sew Shop!

The summer sun is high and hot and we have moved our work at Friendship Mission "The Bus."

This old Pike County school bus was on the property at the mission.  Kellie and Mary (the Mission director) decided it would be the perfect place to set up shop.  After a little bit of a makeover the bus is now a mini sew shop of sorts! We were working outside under an aluminum awning and that was h-o-t to the extreme.  This is a much better alternative and we are happy to have it! This bus is going to allow the women to make appointments and come sew and work on the machines during the week as well.

It's crazy for me  to think that on a side of town that most dare not go something so far-reaching is happening.

Thank you for continuing to follow this journey!

August 4, 2011

Write The Vision Down

When I wrote the below paragraph for our marketing piece about our messenger bag I had a vision of one day "seeing" two specific scenarios that are mentioned.  One was in the grocery store, which I saw first within a few weeks.  I knew the other would take some time, but I "wrote the vision down" and believed I would see it.  Well, 14 months later here it is: this is Julie on her mission trip to Uganda! 

"Whether you're trekking through the outback, the Himalayans, the jungle, or the urban jungle, G.E.A.R. is what you'll need.  Tote our garment bag to Europe or to the beach.Throw your passport into our messenger bag for your trip to Africa or toss in your list for your trip to the grocery store.  No matter what your use for G.E.A.R., you'll carry something unique, sustainable, and oh-so-stylish."
...even when buying a turkey at the local church auction!