Last year, Angi and I discovered Because Every Mother Matters (BEMM) and we really wanted to help them.  But both of our families were in the midst of adopting and there just wasn't much we could do with our own checkbooks.  So, we decided to set up a booth at the Apple Festival to raise money for BEMM.  

We had a vague idea of what we wanted to do and we had some things we'd made ourselves.  Angi set the booth up to look like a cute little shop.  We set out fliers and business cards for BEMM.  We really had no idea what to expect.
But the weekend was amazing.  We met fantastic people.  I lost my voice talking about adoption, orphan care and Ethiopia.  And we raised $1500 for Because Every Mother Matters.

This year, we're going into festival season with a plan. We even have a name!
We chose the name re:MADE because we are not only selling wares we've remade from old and used stuff, but because we have been remade ourselves. 

He saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.  He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.  Titus 3:5

This year instead of raising money for one organization we're raising money for four.  All four are near and dear to our hearts and the heart of Jesus.  

Monday - Thursday of this week I will introduce each of these small, relatively new organizations, share with you their financial needs, the ways they are serving orphans and widows around the world and I'll show you a few things that we are excited to sell for them.  We'll have bags from Burkina Faso, soap from Ethiopia,  jewelry from Guatemala, so many exciting things!

The Apple Festival starts Friday morning.  We can not wait to see what this year brings!   

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