Cathi Pettit Schwartz>Treasurer
Alicia Wilson> Secretary
Since 2001, I (who can never get a good picture of myself!)have been taking this trip to Vicente Guerrero and taking other hairdressers with me. We have discovered the needs are tremendous in the area of abuse and just poverty. We would like to be able to address it in various ways and one is to be able to help women become independent financially with a better career than say the strawberry fields for $10 a day.
WHAT WE TRULY NEED IS THE MONEY TO FIND A SAFE SHELTER AND MORE HELP WITH JOB TRAINING! HOW DO WE DO THAT?? IT is finished! 2012!
Dorothy Greatrex and her husband Eduardo, followed the vision God gave them to complete a shelter for women transitioning from Drug and Alcohol to a new life, hope and future... Click on the website for this AMAZING STORY!
WE ARE PROUD TO HELP IN ANYWAY WE CAN!
State of Wash. non profit organization
ANDRES WAS BLESSED BY OSTER ONCE AGAIN WITH A SET OF TITAN CLIPPERS AND A HYDRAULIC CHAIR IS COMING SOON FOR HIS IN HOME BARBER SHOP. HE HAS SUFFERED FOR YEARS WITH DEEP BEDSORES AND OTHER SETBACKS. BUT YOU WILL NEVER SEE HIM WITHOUT A SMILE!
God has plans for Andres and his two children now living with him too. He carves the most beautiful soap flowers and other creations to sell at the mission while he attends the Bible Institute (www.ffhm.org) and has a church started south of San Quintin. His barber business has been affected by the economy shutdown in Mexico.
Here is my special gift of HAND CARVED roses made with soap.
Andres was paralyzed from a gunshot wound over a $6 drug deal (he being the dealer!) With the most amazing testimony of the saving power of Jesus Christ, his story is being heard by many now!
We not only have witnessed his transformation, we found out he cuts hair for a living ($2 a cut) and just the day before, his clippers gave out. We were able to supply him with all his needs and more to come! This was 4 years ago and the visit in June '08, those clippers gave out just the day before we left again! We are constantly being confirmed that our job is blessed!
Meet Felipa.. she is amazing and the miracle story is still happening. She is a local midwife that delivers 2-3 babies a week...on a cement floor! When we met her, she had no gloves to wear...no water to wash with....no plastic bags to dispose...no receiving blankets or layettes....and a rusty washing machine with no sides, drum exposed....sitting outside! The praise report is that she is studying at the nearby hospital to be a nurse! This is God's favor as He answered our prayers!
Thanks to our clients and other donors, all of her needs have been met...and then some!
Margrit Montgomery, Jackie Norris, Cindy Ross, Bonnie Boushelle and DeAne Winkler for all you round up for her also..a big thank you too!