Over the past few years I have often been inspired by members as they share how they pray or think positive thoughts for the children with each stitch. The image of love, friendship and brotherhood boxed up and finding the way to Ronda and team in SA gives me hope.As 2011 dawns what do we need most across the globe? What does that look like to you? How can we make an abstract concept into something we can hold in our hands as gifts to the children of SA?
How would the lives of the orphans improve if our most fervent wish were to come true?
Fairness and friendship are 2 other virtues I will reflect on with each stitch.
I know that Ronda is hoping for larger beanies/hats. We have a surplus of teeny, tiny baby hats and larger children hoping/waiting for a hat of their own. Larger beanies (for children 3-11 and teens 12+) would be a nice for Ronda & team to receive in the coming weeks. Imagine the joy they'll have stockpiling warm hats for the next winter season in SA. I think it will give them peace of mind.
Ronda and team have much enjoyed the colourful squares sent during an earlier challenge (the Pete Lovemore memorial challenge). When in doubt, colourful squares are always needed year round.
Please share your reflections as you work your way through the December challenge. It will be wonderful to hear from all of you and to have a little more insight into your thoughts about the children, our world and how KAS continues to shine a light on South Africa's most vulnerable citizens.
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Erica, thank you for expressing in such an eloquent manner what I feel every time I send a parcel to South Africa. The objects you created to go with each thought are so representative of what is needed to help the children grow into productive and caring adults.