Wednesday, July 25, 2007


PURSES for a PURPOSE


Did you know that there is a country in the world
whose orphan population is almost 10% of the total population?
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Did you know that there is a beautiful African nation whose HIV/AIDS rate is so high that the United Nations is
predicting that its people will virtually be extinct
by the year 2050 if the deaths continue at the rate they are occurring at present?
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Did you know that the country that used to be called "The Switzerland of Africa" now has THE highest AIDS/HIV infection rate in the ENTIRE world...some believe as high as 46%? Many of these children?
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Did you know that you can make a difference in the lives of the widows and orphans who are suffering dire consequences of this pandemic?
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There are many ways you can make a difference in the lives of the hurting Swazi people...praying, giving financially, and GOING are some of the ways...but you can also help thru the purchase of a purse.
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That's right...a purse.
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Carepoints have been set up through out the country of Swaziland to provide food and other care for orphans and the people who are trying to care for them. These people are often adults who are themselves suffering the ravages of the disease. Often they are grandmothers doing the best they can to feed scores of community orphans.
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Children's HopeChest is one organization dedicated to showing the love of Jesus to these hurting ones thru both word and deed.






This is Mrs. Ruby.
Children's HopeChest is working to provide food, education, and medicine to the EIGHTY
children she helps.
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Women like Mrs. Ruby are struggling to care for overwhelming numbers of children who have no parents to love them, feed them, & protect them.
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When you buy a Swazi purse, you aren't
just purchasing any old handbag.
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You are buying a purse made by a woman like Mrs. Ruby
who is doing all she can each day to just
survive and care for the "least of these" in her life.
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For $15, plus shipping & handling, you can
not only carry around a beautiful, handmade purse, but you
can carry around in your heart the warmth that
will come from knowing that children are being fed because of your purchase.
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Thank you.

4 comments:

Emily said...

Hi, the link doesn't work for me... but thanks for posting! I'd love to buy a few.

Elysa said...

Hi Emily---

I'll check out my link and try to fix it. In the meantime, try this:

http://www.tomdavis.typepad.com/

Just scroll down a bit and you'll see the purse post.

Thanks! :)

Elysa

Elysa said...

Emily---I fixed it. Somehow an extra "http" had gotten in there. Probably because I'm trying to figure out how to do hyperlinks and not doing a very good job of it! ARG! Thanks for letting me know about the problem. :)

Emily said...

You're welcome!