Back in October I attended Allume – a blogging and writing conference for women. While there we heard from some awesome organizations that are making strides to be World Changers in their own home towns and abroad.
One of those organizations is called Sole Hope – An organization that works to bring “Hope, healthier lives & freedom from foot related diseases” to the children and adults of Africa. Immediately my heart was captured. Of course, when you mention shoes, what women’s heart doesn’t perk up a bit. I mean really?
But this was different. This wasn’t just about shoes….it was about changing a life. Countless lives in fact, with something we take for granted each and every day.
Not that we mean to really, we just…do.
How many times have I opened my closet or been packing my bags and thought…“I think I need another pair of shoes. This one pair of shoes is not enough.”
But in this case, for these lives, for these children and adults…..a single pair of shoes becomes life altering. Life saving. Life enhancing.
So, I brought home a shoe cutting kit. I knew that it was something my home church could get on board with. We talk so often about serving and what better way to serve then by cutting out shoes from our outgrown jeans?
Our youth leaders thought it was a great idea and so…they ran with the idea and this past Sunday we had us a shoe cutting party. All ages joined in, kids, youth and adults. And while I could go on and on about how awesome it was and how we worked together…..The laughter that filtered through the room and the conversation that happened around the tables…maybe it is better expressed through the pictures taken – pictures that capture a moment in time when we our group decided that “One pair of shoes Is Not Enough” and so…..we made 20. (and counting) May you Enjoy and be….Inspired!
A big THANK YOU to Carlos & Serrena Becerra (Our really awesome youth leaders) for leading the charge on this shoe cutting party – for helping us to serve where we are planted.
If you are interested in hosting your own shoe cutting party go to SOLE HOPE’s website to find out more and order your shoe cutting kit! To that one child, to that one adult suffering from jiggers…one pair of shoes makes all the difference in the world.
Check out these awesome video’s from Sole Hope to learn more about this World Changing Organization
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