I am still working on gathering my thoughts from our time at HopeSpoken, I felt the same way last year…that maybe there aren’t even the words to express how I feel there. It was a truly beautiful weekend full of community, purpose, life and Jesus.
It is always really special connecting with others and so many beautiful causes that have such purpose behind them in our market. One of our sponsors this year for HopeSpoken was Shining Light International. I actually got to hop on a call with them before the event and then got to spend time with them over the weekend- such such beautiful hearts…. truly.
Really honored to share them today.
“Shining Light International exists to empower oppressed communities in Northern Pakistan by meeting practical needs and offering hope for a brighter future.”
We believe that illiteracy, poverty, abuse and injustice all contribute to the oppression of people that keep them in a world of darkness without hope. Shining Light provides help and hope by focusing on high impact education, women’s vocational training and community development initiatives that transform entire communities in Northern Pakistan. We envision a world where light dispels darkness, hope overcomes despair, help empowers the helpless and prosperity replaces poverty making a much brighter future for many.
Ways to Get Involved:
– Donate to the programs of SLI that most resonate with your heart here.
– Host a Scarf Party with your friends. You can involve your friends by talking about girls’ education around the world and shop with a purpose! More details here.
– Become a Blogger Advocate. If you have your own blog or online platform, you can use your voice to raise awareness about SLI and what we are doing and become a part of our team
Giveaway: Kimono of winner’s choice
The Kimonos are made by women who have graduated from our women’s vocational training program and have now come to work for at Life Stitch Manufacturing. This manufacturing center is completely run and operated by women and providing employment to women who otherwise had no economic opportunities. (To purchase these online you can visit our partner’s website. Yobel International helped provide design and entrepreneurial training for the graduates of our program and have helped create several beautiful products for Life Stitch)