Final DfG Kit Assembly Today!

2014-2-6 Stonewood Ward Assembling (18)Today my neighbors and I gathered to assemble kits for the girls in Mali.  We fly out in four days.  I’m excited.  I have never participated in a cause like this one.  It grabs each of us by the heart and compels us to share and help and give and participate.  The excitement of it keeps me awake at night.  And it keeps me busy all day, every day.  Today the kit assembly lasted more than five hours!  We worked until the piles were gone.  Hundreds and hundreds of young women and mothers and grandmas and brothers have contributed.  And our husbands too, have tolerated fabric and threads strewn throughout our homes.  It’s all been a beautiful sight!

I think we will have close to 1000 kits finished.  We’ve doubled our goal.  Tomorrow I’ll try to fit them all into bags and suitcases and totes.  It’s an overwhelming sight to see the mounds of love, the bright beautiful colors, the beautiful stitching.  Some of the bags were even embroidered!

This week we hosted 2 more large events–in North Orem and in Springville.  I’ll post photos soon of all this goodness.  We’ve also made some wonderful purchases and received some generous donations.  I simply want to THANK everyone who has been a part of this incredible flood of goodness.  Just imagine, 1000 kits made and assembled since my return from Mali last December 2nd!  That’s 2000 shields and 8000 liners!  Not to mention all the soap, washrags, Ziplocs, and pretty panties all in a drawstring bag.

Bless you all.  I love you.  I thank you.  I wish you could all come along for the fun part–giving these to the beautiful girls and young women in Mali.  I’ll post some final numbers when everything is counted.

2014-2-6 Stonewood Ward Assembling (10)

2014-2-6 Stonewood Ward Assembling (8) 2014-2-6 Stonewood Ward Assembling (9)  2014-2-6 Stonewood Ward Assembling (11) 2014-2-6 Stonewood Ward Assembling (13) 2014-2-6 Stonewood Ward Assembling (15) 2014-2-6 Stonewood Ward Assembling (16)

2014-1-31  Tracey & Tiffany Smithee (1) 2014-1-31  Tracey & Tiffany Smithee (4)

Now for a few photos from other events this week in Salt Lake, North Orem and in Springville.  First Salt Lake City:

2014-2-1 City Creek SLC Ward (14)

2014-2-1 City Creek SLC Ward (16)         2014-2-1 City Creek SLC Ward (11)

2014-2-1 City Creek SLC Ward (5)          2014-2-1 City Creek SLC Ward (9)

2014-2-1 City Creek SLC Ward (7)          2014-2-1 City Creek SLC Ward (3) 2014-2-1 City Creek SLC Ward (1)          2014-2-1 City Creek SLC Ward (8)

2014-2-1 City Creek SLC Ward (19)

Below are photos from the Aspen 5th Ward in North Orem:2014-2-4 Aspen 5th Ward North Orem Ward (11)2014-2-4 Aspen 5th Ward North Orem Ward (3)        2014-2-4 Aspen 5th Ward North Orem Ward (9)2014-2-4 Aspen 5th Ward North Orem Ward (5)        2014-2-4 Aspen 5th Ward North Orem Ward (4)2014-2-4 Aspen 5th Ward North Orem Ward (6)       2014-2-4 Aspen 5th Ward North Orem Ward (7)2014-2-4 Aspen 5th Ward North Orem Ward (8)       2014-2-4 Aspen 5th Ward North Orem Ward (9)  2014-2-4 Aspen 5th Ward North Orem        2014-2-4 Aspen 5th Ward North Orem Ward (12)Here’s what I like coming home two between events:

2014-2-3 LeeAnn Bang'S (2)         2014-2-5 Julie Maughn's

2014-2-5 Shelley DeVries Next we went to Springville’s Hobble Creek 6th Ward.  Here we were met by 40 beautiful young women and their fearless leaders.  What a treat!  They were fabulous!

2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (4)2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (1)   2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (41)2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (42)  2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (44)  2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (15)2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (40)  2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (38)2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (37)  2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (35)2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (34) 2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (31) 2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (30) 2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (28)  2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (27) 2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (26)  2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (25)2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (24)  2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (23)2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (22)  2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (21)2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (19)  2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (18)2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (17)  2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (14)2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (13)  2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (11)2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (10)  2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (9)2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (8)  2014-2-5 Springville Hobble Creek YW (43)

Thanks again to each one of you for your labors of love!

About annlaemmlenlewis

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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