Y’all, can I just say that volunteering to help with the social media for Freeset USA the past couple of days has been humbling and inspiring to see women “stand in line” to bring freedom to women in India.
I’m in awe!
1000 Eucharisteo Happiness bags were sold in 4.5 hours after Ann Voskamp’s blog post Because We’re Women in A Long Line of Women went live. You have to read it!
Today, when I arrived to help fulfill those 1000 bags, plus the 200+ other bags, I see my best friend Kristi Griem (who heads up Freeset USA) telling Amish women how to pack the bags. What a surprise to see Amish volunteers.
Yes, they were in a line!
At that and this moment, I was overwhelmed with the graciousness towards God.
These women have traveled several times from PA and NY to help with disaster relief efforts in AL after the 2011 tornadoes. This week they are on a mission trip to help with Christmas gifts for families while the men in the group helped with housing projects in Birmingham. (Long amazing story!) In fact, I think I met a few of the girls while surveying the needs in Pratt City a couple of days after the tornadoes.
At the time of the tornadoes, I had just finished reading Ann’s book One Thousand Gifts with my friend Jenny at Grace Klein. (Another, long and amazing story!)
Wow, so many points of Divine orchestration. #1000gifts
Anyways, fast forward to today and picture this…
Three girls from Alabama,
with 5 Amish women (of at least 3 generations) packing Eucharisteo Happiness bags,
that were created just a couple of weeks earlier by freed women in India,
that will be sent to over a 1000 women across the USA,
because of the 14th birthday wish of Hope from Canada,
who’s wish was shared by her mom’s inspirational words and influential blog.
Now, that doesn’t make sense at all! Who could have made that story up or even created such a story line?
Can I just add, how much I loved telling the Amish women about the bags’ journey and how them being at the warehouse today was an answer to prayers even before we knew they were needed.
I give thanks for all the ways that God has brought the pieces together and weaved our stories together (and now you into this story). And then I think, how can anyone question the existence of God and doubt that there is hope for freedom.
Freedom in life.