There is something very special about getting together with others to produce things — especially when those “things” are gifts for children that would otherwise have nothing.
April 24, 2017
Dress a Girl Around the World groups have been very busy this month and are gearing up for even more. The workshop on April 8th (see below) was a huge success and the group produced a large quantity of dresses and other gifts that will be given to children in need throughout the world. They will help others to share the Gospel with those who have never heard the “good news.” SYNC’s Dress a Girl group created a display at the Priscilla Shirer Webcast hosted by SYNC on April 22nd and an additional 14 women have shown an interest in participating in this important activity. They are looking forward to a meet-and-greet on April 25th. If you are interested in participating, even if you are unable to attend on the 25th, call Krista at 775/409-0828 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 8, 2017
We are excited about the upcoming DAG (Dress-a-Girl from Around the World) work shop that is planned for April 8th. At this annual workday, participants not only assemble dresses, they also create gifts for Samaritans Purse – Operation Christmas Child and dolls for Child Evangelical (mission work through South Reno Baptist Church). They have made more than 2000 dolls that missionaries have given to children along with the story of Jesus Christ.
This event is not just for those who sew. Planners of this event make sure that there are plenty of ways to participate for those of you who don’t sew. Your willing hearts and helping hands are a big part of gift assembly and they free up others to spend more time at sewing machines. Help is always needed to cut fabric and assemble kits for the dresses to be sewn by others at home. In prior years, Evangelism Dolls were stuffed and felt pencil cases were filled with pencils. Sewing kits were assembled for older girls that included fabrics, scissors, thread, and other useful items. One year a group contributed wooden cars for inclusion in the Christmas boxes that were being assembled for Operation Christmas Child.
A very special guest will be attending this year’s event – Kay Coddington, Nevada State Chairperson for Dress a Girl Around the World. She will be traveling from her home in Las Vegas to participate in this workshop. In 2007, Kay had the last-minute opportunity to save on the cost of shipping by sending dresses with a missionary returning to Nicaragua. This group felt blessed to be able step up by supplying and delivering to Las Vegas more than 50 large-size dresses that were needed immediately for the shipment.
At least forty participants are expected to be a part of this exciting workday. Included are four DAG groups from Northern Nevada and a Girl Scout troop. One of the DAG groups is SYNC’s own. The Girl Scouts have made “pocket dolls” that will be placed, along with a pair of panties, into the dress pockets. .
Everyone will break to enjoy a pot luck meal together. If you would like to participate, please email Pat Eby. email@example.com
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