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Trades of Hope - Jordan

In the Middle East, we find a group of Jordenian women picking up sea glass from the Red Sea. These will be used to make beautiful jewelry items, like the Sea Glass Necklace (each is unique and gorgeous!). This group is a social business merging women trying to work their way out of poverty with

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Trades of Hope - Africa

Trades of Hope works with two groups in Uganda, where over half (approx 55%) of the population live in poverty. The groups that employ the artisans who create the Imani Necklace and Eden Wrap bracelet do more than just provide gainful employment, they also help connect the women they employ with educational/health care/spiritual opportunities and

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Today I would like to talk to you about out Indian artisans. In India, poverty imposes an oppressive weight, especially in the rural areas where almost three out of four Indians and 77 percent of the Indian poor live. Although poverty has been reduced during the past four decades, it remains painfully high. In a

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Next, we’ll travel further south to Costa Rica. Seeds of Hope is a mission to reach out to young girls who have been caught up in human trafficking. The ministry also reaches out to the young girls before they are forced into this darkness. They run a safe house for girls rescued from the streets.

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What does Sabbath mean to you? Do you have a certain day of the week that you rest and worship? Do you have a family day? Sabbath is a day set aside for rest and worship. According to Exodus 20:8 “the Sabbath is commanded by God to be kept as a holy day of rest,

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Are you ready to tour the world with Trades of Hope? This is no ordinary tour, this is a tour with a PURPOSE! We’re going to travel around the globe, meeting artisans from several countries and seeing their beautiful work. We’ll hear stories of HOPE, about people who have been empowered out of difficult circumstances and

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Spring is finally here! March Madness is in full swing and Easter is right around the corner. Do you have your centerpiece yet? I created a fun, thrifty centerpiece decorating with peeps and wanted to share it with you. My Archived post is my centerpiece form last Easter! Decorating with Peeps!   Now let’s get to

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Today I am featuring one of my own archived posts. How to Furnish your Place for Free (or Cheap) There are several ways to get furniture on the cheap or even free. We have a friend who goes to garage sales every weekend. We made sure he knew we were looking for a couch, a

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Dear Mom in the Kindergarten Pick Up Line I saw you on the first day of school. As I wiped away the tears. I saw you. Holding it together. I tried really hard. I really did, but the thought of my son growing up and going to school makes me sad. I have one son.

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The sun is out here in Juneau! We have had an unusual three days of sunshine, which make me anxious for Spring and Summer. Although, it is still cold in the mornings, by afternoon it has been nice enough to just wear a sweatshirt outside. In February. I have been spending more time outdoors and