Places to Give

Over the weekend Katie and I joyfully drove up to Greenville, SC for a Christian women’s blogging conference called Allume. The women there motivated, blessed, encouraged and ministered to our hearts. We probably won’t be the same. While we were there, the different sponsors made an impression on us and we wanted to let you know about them. We got to hear from several of the founders of these organizations and their words and hearts are so beautiful that I can’t help but let you hear them too.

The Preemptive Love Coalition

The Preemptive Love Coalition was started by a couple who live in Iraq as full-time missionaries, Jeremy and Jessica Courtney. The organization exists to give Iraqi children life-altering and life-saving surgeries. Their hope is that the process of reconciliation will start with Iraq’s children’s hearts and hopefully will grow to transform the country. They bring international heart surgery teams in to Iraq to save little lives and train local doctors and nurses until they are equipped to handle the tremendous backlog of children on their own. Here is a video explaining more about them:

The Preemptive Love Manifesto from Preemptive Love on Vimeo.

One heart surgery for one child costs $260 and every little bit helps! If you are like me and this whole ISIS thing is overwhelming and you don’t know what to do but pray, follow these guys on Facebook or find out more about them on their website. They give us an IN to Iraq and a way to serve the people of Iraq.

 

ViBella Jewelry

ViBella Jewelry creates a more beautiful life for people in Haiti, Mexico and the US by providing them with jobs making unique handmade jewelry. It was such a pleasure to meet women who work for the ViBella home office and to hear their love for the women in their program.

 

Their jewelry is beautiful and makes for meaningful and pretty Christmas gifts! https://vibellajewelry.com

 

Darling Magazine

Darling Magazine is a quarterly fashion and lifestyle publication focused on making a positive impact in women’s media. And this is such a big deal y’all!!! Read darling magazine’s motto and you might cry:

 

Read more here: http://darlingmagazine.org

Sole Hope

Sole Hope offers HOPE, healthier lives, and freedom from foot-related deceases through education, jobs, and medical relief. They have the coolest ideas to get us involved in helping their cause. Read here about hosting a shoe-cutting party at your house!

Sole Hope Promo from jason garris on Vimeo.

 

She Reads Truth

She Reads Truth is a community of women who read God’s Word together daily. Need help getting in the word? I know I do! These women are for women and it doesn’t hurt that they have beautiful art too… Get started here at http://shereadstruth.com/how/

 

 

Help One Now

Help One now is a catalytic tribe committed to caring for orphans and vulnerable children by empowering and resourcing high-capacity local leaders in order to transform communities and break the cycle of extreme poverty.

Help One Now Overview from Help One Now on Vimeo.

If you’re interested in hosting a garage sale for Help One Now, you can find out more information here!

 

That’s a lot of information I know,

but these are groups that I didn’t know

about before this weekend

and I think they deserve to be known about!

xo,

Lauren

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