Joel and I with my family
Me with Heidi and Hallie,
my neices and Babz models.
The Dorcas House Ministry and Babz Girls
I am so thankful for almost 4 years of sewing with my dear sisters in Christ in Nava, Mexico. It is with sadness that I close the Babz Girls sewing Ministry, but I'm so grateful for the time we had. Praise the Lord, the Dorcas House (where the Babz Girls clothes are made), has been a tremendous outreach for several reasons. The Lord has worked in my heart in many ways and has taught me so much. I believe this has helped deal with the pain after the loss of my dear sister Shelby (Babz), although the pain will always be there, being busy sure helps! Many lives in Mexico have been touched! While encouraging these dear Sisters in the Lord and being an example to others the Dorcas House and Babz ministry has also helped provide financially for several precious families. It has also greatly improved the sewing skills for several ladies, they have come a long ways! Needs in the USA have been met! The Dorcas House has provided beautiful modest clothing for grateful families on the north side of the border. Although small, the Dorcas house was in high demand with appropriate clothing being so hard to find elsewhere.
The Number One Vision and the original plan for the Dorcas House~
Although the Dorcas House is in a way changing directions, we hope that the number one vision can continue to be reached. This vision is that the Dorcas House would be used as an effective tool for Christ. While offering jobs or the teaching of a skill, the Dorcas House provides opportunities to share the Lord and His love through prayer, encouragement and Bible teachings.
The new plan~
Sister Leti has been my right hand and my most faithful seamstress for almost 3 years now. She has come a long ways in her sewing skills and is a quick learner. Her greatest attribute is her heart for the Lord Jesus Christ. She is continually sharing Jesus with the public and encouraging her sisters in the Lord while at work in the Dorcas House. Through the years I worked hard to be able to understand her 90mph Spanish, believe me, she gets a lot said! I have come to love Leti and her family and am so grateful for the time I have had working with her. It is our prayer and desire that Leti can continue her work in the Dorcas House. We would like to raise support for her ministry to the people in Nava. With her working around 4 hours a day in the Dorcas House Tue-Sat, this gives her time to care for her family and church ministries that she is involved in as well. (Leti's House is just across the dirt road from the Dorcas House and 1 ½ blocks from the church.) Our hope is for Leti to teach girls of all ages sewing skills while spending time with them in God's Word as well. We desire and pray that many girls would come to enjoy sewing and most importantly have a relationship with Jesus Christ. Many of the girls in Mexico have an illegitimate child or are living with a guy by the age of 15. We believe that many of the young people get bored, depressed, or just have a hopeless feeling seeing no meaning to life. This leads to trouble and thus the cycle continues throughout the generations. We pray that the Lord would use Leti to work in the hearts of young girls and adults as well. At the same time these girls can be learning a valuable trade.
Leti is a very precious lady and has been an incredible asset to the Babz sewing ministry. In turn, she has been able to profit as well by the money she has made sewing the clothing I sell to you. The money she made working with me aided her family with very basic needs such as food, clothes, electric bill, schooling ect. Her husband does have a job, but makes very little and work can be sporadic at times. For her to continue her work in the Dorcas House it will take around $200.00 a month. Please prayfully consider whether the Lord would have support Leti and her work.
For more information about Only a Servant Ministries and the Dorcas House please go to the web site at http://www.onlyaservant.org/
Sister Leti and Me
Carmen, Loura, me, Leti, Leti, Lucy and Fini
Sisters from the Juan 3:16 Church
working in the Dorcas House