They arrived today! (We sold two tonight...and one friend has taken five to start selling.)
Our necklaces from 147 Million Orphans.
The girls had so much fun taking them out of the box, and then putting on as many as they could.
They are easy to wear doubled b/c they are so long. You might could wear them wrapped around your neck three times. I wore one to church tonight as a bracelet. It wrapped 7 times. Whitney suggested, you could use the clasps to connect them together and make Christmas garland. (I like the way that girl thinks!!)
If you live nearby and you'd like to buy one, you could come by and make your own selection for one...two...or three....or you could take orders for us....and we'll order more each Friday. It only took these 3 days to get here.
The necklaces are $25 each.
If you live out of town, and you'd like to purchase one, use the donate button. Leave a message when you're completing the payment information to let me know how many necklaces you're purchasing AND make sure you include the address where you need it sent.
Anyone who lives out of town can also take orders for us. Once you've taken the orders, again use the donate button, we'll place an order, and should be able to ship them to you in about a week.
We plan to sell the necklaces throughout our adoption. If you would like to purchase one, but can't right now due to the expenses of the Christmas season, we UNDERSTAND. Keep our family in mind after the Christmas holidays, at Valentine's Day, or Mother's Day.
And, thank you, my bloggy friends. Many of you have already helped make our adoption possible! May the LORD bless your faithfulness!
If you're not aware:
The ministry at Amazima works with the Ugandan women in the Karomajong village in Jinja, Uganda. The women make the necklaces which are purchased by 147 Million Orphans, allowing the women to make a sustainable income to support and feed their families. The necklaces are sole by 147 Million Orphans with profits used to feed orphans and other vulnerable children. 147 million orphans also makes it possible for adopting families to purchase the necklaces to make profit to support adoption. These ladies are AWESOME!
Off to make some cookie dough. Tomorrow is the BIG cookie baking day at the Mattox house...All five children will join in...and photos of two more will adorn the refrigerator. Check back for photos of the baking day tomorrow!