5 months ago i sat in the atlanta airport, nervously about to board a plane to guatemala with a handful of other noonday ambassadors, reading the encouraging words of jen hatmaker. this morning i’ll board another plane, this time heading to austin texas for an ambassador conference ! i never thought either of these trips would really come to fruition for me. these past two years, representing noonday has been one of the most major life changers for me. ever.
i am constantly amazed at the work i see being done, changes are occuring, peoples lives are better. i’ve made friendships that will last forever. i know they will. i have heard words spoken, blessings given & prayers over me and my girlfriends that have left me a changed woman.
this weekend over 120 of us are flying in from all over the united states. we’ll hang out with jessica honegger, our founder and world changer. we’ll visit with jen hatmaker & jennie allen! ( i know!!) and what i’m sure will be a very emotional part of the weekend…we’ll meet jalia. jalia and her husband daniel manage what began as only 2 and now is over 200 artisans in uganda! our exclusive group that hand beads our jewelry.
this is jalia & jessica. when i say they’re changing the world , i mean they. are. changing. the. world. do you get it? it still blows me away how cool our god is. these two women, sisters, from different continents, hanging out at the mac counter on jalia’s first trip to america. you must read a little about her testimony here. here’s a tiny blip
the entire team from our guatemala trip will be there! ( even whitney who just birthed a baby last week. forcryingoutloud!) the lord really knit together our hearts! i can’t even explain it. but truly they are like sisters to me!
i want to share a little more stories behind what i saw & experienced on that trip…and i will.i promise! we followed the labor intensive process of the making of our ana scarf.
we met ana, the 24 year old entrepreneur & visionary who is indeed changing her community. she manages the group of women who create many of our pieces from guatemala. we ate in her home & hugged her neck and wept as she blessed us with an extravagant meal & gifts!
so….i’ll be back in a few days. exhausted & empowered and ready to share with ya’ll even more details & stories how YOU have changed the lives of others through YOUR purchase power!!
speaking of which, we’re running a fabulous sale as we prepare to launch our spring line in just about 5 weeks!! many of these pieces are priced exceptionally low! grab a few before they’re all gone as they’re going fast!! also, reach out if you’re in the atlanta area & are interested in sharing these stories with your friends by hosting a trunk show! we’re going to blow your mind with our spring release!! email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
also, if you’re interested in hosting an adoption fundraiser, noonday will donate 15% of the sales from your show to the adoptive family in which the show is held for. see details here.