yall, to say that I am excited about this #blogHOPE sole hope trip I’ll be leading in March would be an understatement. The google hangouts we’ve had, the wisdom that’s been shared from previous blogger trips, as well as feeling that we are paving a new way…all the talk about sitting down at one big long table with our laptops out makes me giddy. this is why I blog and why I write. to tell STORIES. not just to inspire you, but to inspire you to ACTION! One way that I hope + pray my storytelling and experience here at home and across the world in Jinja will inspire you to do – is host a shoe cutting party!! Before I tell you about that, just watch this video of my beautiful friend Asher tell her story and how this whole thing got started.
** it was too big to put on my blog, but PLEASE take a few min to watch this incredible story unfold through this video!!**
Monday I’ll gather with a group of friends and we will cut up old jeans into patterns and then they will turn into shoes in Uganda. I’ll have the opportunity to carry these shoes with me and watch the shoemakers put the soles on them, and then they will be ready for a child’s feet! yall! this is amazing and I can’t wait to see how the Lord is going to use this shoe cutting party for His glory and for the good of the kids in Jinja, Uganda. If you are local, and want to be a part of this shoe cutting party: please email me [ wynne (dot) elder (at) gmail (dot) com] info on how you can host your own shoe party here.
these images are courtesy of Sole Hope – but I wanted you to see the progress these shoes we cut will take…from my living room, to a shoe maker, to a clinic where jiggers are removed, and then to a CHILD!! I can’t wait to track the progress of the shoes we will cut! happy shoe cutting!