Operation HOPE-Kuwait is a Mission of Mercy which provides practical humanitarian relief primarily to expatriate laborers in Kuwait in a manner that restores their God-given dignity. Its goals: Help individuals on a case-by-case basis as needs arise; offer opportunities for families of the local & expatriate community to serve together; provide at least 5,000 needy workers with winter warmth each year; equip embassy shelters with clothing, blankets & other basic necessities.
We enjoyed a wonderful Mother's Day Breakfast yesterday at the Movenpick Hotel. It's always a lovely morning of fellowship and fun. My friends Melissa and Elena joined me along with the other 80 women who purchased tickets.
"The Price is Right" was one of the games played. Melissa's name was picked to be one of three guessing the price of a gift basket of teas. She didn't win, but certainly had fun.
The quilt, for which we sold nearly 2000 raffle tickets, was won by a Middle School teacher at my school. She bought a book of 25 tickets from me. I was so excited when they called her name. Every time she would see me at school, she would say "Tammy, that quilt is gonna be mine! Lo and behold, she named it and claimed it. When I presented her with it today, she was hootin' and hollerin' at the top of her lungs.
Trash to Treasures is spearheaded by Operation Hope and is a program that allows Phillipino women in their embassy shelter to spend their time productively. They make "beads" from old magazines pages and string them with other beads to make the most unique jewelry.
Clothing that is either stained or torn is donated and used to make these colorful rag rugs.
Let's just say I bought some of everything! All the monies go back to the women in the shelter so that they can buy the basic necessities that are not provided to them.
Melissa had me take pictures of our food to show you the difference between my choices ...
and her choices.
Melissa is a meat and potatoes kinda girl. She's also pregnant with her 7th child and found out yesterday it will be a girl! Thank goodness I have plenty of time to make lots of baby gifts as she's not due til end of September, beginning of October. Of course, being the procrastinator that I am, I should probably get started right away!
Today we've had clouds and light drizzle. Much needed and so much better than dust! I'm off to FINALLY create. Hope you are having a happy day in your corner of the world. Many blessings, Tammy