Thursday, July 8, 2010

All tied up!

This week one of the CURE International GO Team members Rick came over to help with the sustainable craft for Mbarara clinic in Western Uganda It is a simple sewing project of a drawstring backpack. Simple, yes, once the materials are selected, purchased and prepared.
Every step of the way God was going before and giving favor through bargain prices, kind shop keepers and even crabby ones who softened (once they heard what we were trying to do).

The biggest challenge was cutting the cords....each craft kit needs two 66 inch lengths. Each length once cut needed the ends sealed by burning with a flame. On one of the ends we placed a safety pin.......there were more steps than any of us realized. Each kit will have its own fabric, cords, spool of thread and needles. Once we receive delivery of the spools of thread it will be all hands on deck to assemble. God has already provided several offers to help!

Truly the Lord is going before us!

It will be so exciting to see the caregivers make these bags up and perhaps learn something that could help support the care of their dear children....hence a sustainable craft!

The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. Psalm 103:6

1 comment:

  1. Looks like fun! I am brushing up on my sewing skills... the first couple stitches were a little rough, but they are definitely improving and I think I will be able to demonstrate how to do it!
    Only 18 more days!

    - Mandi Perry