well, I told you Tuesday that the story of how this #solehopebloggers trip came about was for another day, but looks like that day is today! I wrote the story for the Created for Care blog…be sure to check it out here!
Hi yall, my name is Wynne and I”m so excited to be sharing on this space today! I absolutely love Created for Care. It has been a huge part of our adoption story, and I’m looking forward to my third retreat this March. My C4C story today [although I have many I could share] really has nothing to do with adoption! But I love how God works, in His perfect timing, and how He can weave people and opportunities in our lives when we least expect it.
Enter Asher Collie. I met Asher [center of pic below] at Created for Care in 2012. We were sitting in a breakout session, and I noticed a really pretty tattoo on her foot [where I was thinking of getting one!] and so naturally I struck up a conversation with her. [don’t you wish every friendship had an awesome story to start it off with!] Besides having a really cool tattoo on her foot, Asher had a dream and a passion: to see JIGGERS be totally removed from the people of Uganda. She had just started her organization, Sole Hope, and had a booth right across from the Noonday Collection booth I was working! We spent “pj night” talking all things Africa, tattoos, and adoption. I loved her heart, and signed up for her newsletter when I got home.
I followed Asher + Dru’s journey to Uganda, and tried to be a constant prayer supporter and finanical supporter for them. I loved what they were doing. I loved her heart, as she saw something that she couldn’t ignore. She didn’t pass “the problem” onto someone else, but instead took it as HER mission.
Fast forward 1.5 years later….my husband and I were leading a Man Up mission trip team to Uganda and Ethiopia this past June, and thanks to Asher [and instagram!] our whole entire team got to spend the evening at their Sole Hope Guest House in Jinja, Uganda having a traditional Ugandan meal!
I actually took this picture “for created for care”! We couldn’t believe that because we simply connected at an adoption retreat several years back, we were now sharing a meal in Uganda. But the story goes on, and gets better!