Monday, August 18

Guest Post for She Lives Free: Sole Hope Shoe Making Party!

This week I had the honor of guest posting for my friend Sybil at She Lives Free for Make a Difference Monday about a Sole Hope Shoe Making Party I hosted last week! Here's what I shared:

I first heard about Sole Hope when I read a blog post written by Logan Wolfram chronicling her experience while on a missions trip to Africa with the organization. The pictures of her holding children as they cried out in pain while jiggers were being removed from their little feet was enough to make me search a little farther to see what Sole Hope was all about.

What I found was an organization that started because Dru and Asher Collie saw a need and decided to fill it. Jiggers (a parasite that burrows into your feet and lays eggs) causes infection, pain, and -- if left untreated -- can leave people susceptible to other diseases such as tetanus and gangrene.


But there is a simple solution to the problem: Shoes.

While many of us don’t give a second thought to the shoes we put on each day, in Uganda, shoes are a luxury and many of the children Sole Hope helps have never owned a single pair of shoes.

So how can we help?

To read the rest of this post, stop over at She Lives Free!


4 comments :

  1. You are the best! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing story with us!

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    1. It was so fun! Happy to share about this wonderful organization! :)

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  2. Looks like a fun night with friends and such a great reward to know how many kids are helped because of you efforts! Love it!

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    1. Thanks Nancy! It was fun, and such an easy way to help!

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