One of my favorite blogs is entitled Kisses from Katie. The blog features Katie, a young twenty something woman, who uprooted her life to follow God's direction. She is a mother of 14 young girls in Uganda. She left a loving family and boyfriend to do what many of us would never considering...even when God is pushing. She details her experiences and the difficulties of many of her neighbors. It is amazing to see her work and that of God's in such a needy place.
I encourage you to check out her blog. I will warn you; however, you'll spend hours wanting to know more, wondering how she does it, and shedding tears for the people she works with on a daily basis.
Last week, Katie posted about a group of women who are working to overcome their slum living environment and provide food and a better life for their children. They've learned to make gorgeous paper bead necklaces and are selling them through the 147 Million Orphan web-site.
Regardless if you're buying or not (even though they'd make fabulous gifts), please take a minute to check out 147 million orphans and Katie's blog and the unbelievable work she is doing on a daily basis.