It is only November 30ith but I have just received three very special Christmas Presents.
Gift #1. We are getting a new website. The new site www.gmhope.org will premier next Monday night at Stevenson University. Stevenson, located in Greenspring Valley on Valley road has partnered with us to create an incredible, professional website. Professor Kannan Amr and his students, Jillian Chaney, George Dickerson, Mark Figueirdo, Arden Haley, Rachel Pavik, Joe Wroten and Matt Wrightson worked very hard and long hours to give us this wonderful gift. Not only that. They gave us a new look and a new logo. A GIANT THANK YOU FROM ALL THE MOTHERS AND CHILREN IN GHANA AND THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF GHANAIAN MOTHERS’ HOPE.
Gift #2. I received a wonderful e-mail from Phyllis Mueller whose son Ian went with us to Ghana. I shared the new logo and here was her response.
“I love the new logo. Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope changes not only the lives of people they help in Ghana but it changes the lives of those who go to Ghana for mission work. By sharing in Christ’s mission of giving of one’s self to help others less fortunate, we are transformed and the gift becomes our own. A spark is ignited in our hearts. No one can go to Ghana and come away the same. I noticed the change in Ian even before I physically saw him. In his phone calls to me from Ghana I could hear the change in his voice. Seeing the photos, hearing the stories from Ian and the group, I am inspired to help you there. Something happens inside you. Without even meeting the people of the village, you feel you want to know them, love them, help in whatever way you can. You believe that you can change the world, one place at a time.”
THANK YOU PHYLLIS AND IAN FOR ALWAYS SHARING THE STORY OF THE CHILDREN AND BRINGING THEM HOPE!
Gift #3. Another child has been sponsored.
These twins were sponsored last January by Trinity Episcopal Church, Elkridge. We ask freinds to sponsor children ages 2-3 attending St. Paul’s Preschool. Soon our currently sponsored 13 children will welcome another child into the group. THANK YOU ERIC AND MARY DERBY FOR GIVING ANOTHER CHILD THE GIFT OF LIFE AND HOPE. We hope to sponsor all the children at St. Paul’s preschool. Check out the new website for details.
Can you imagine what Christmas is like in a village? There are no light up Christmas trees, no toys coming, no turkey dinner but there is Christmas and there is hope thanks to you. What incredible love you pour out on the mothers and children by these gifts. I hope you will join us in celebrating 5 years of service. Many thanks to all of you who have made this day possible.
Merry, merry, merry, from Debi and Mercia, pictured above with quilts made for the children by The Quilter’s Guild of Southern Maryland.
2 responses to “A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS PRESENT!”
It has been SO exciting to watch the formation and design of the new website from the front row of the class! I am changed too!
The blankets shown in the picture with Mercia were made by the Redeemer Quilters of Edgewater, Maryland. We have made over 400 blankets for the children of Ghana and are sending 37 more with Debi Frock this summer.