Friday, January 27, 2012

The Hands and Feet of Jesus (Opportunity Knocks)

A friend, Chaos, has adopted a beautiful girl from Ethiopia and will get to bring her home in the next few months. You can follow her story here. During the process, Chaos partnered with Children's Hope Chest to help gather sponsors for children in Kechene, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Chaos met these beautiful children on her visit to Kechene.

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In the summer of 2010, I made dresses for Little Dresses for Africa from Pillowcases. You can see them here.

Now, I want to send dresses back to Kechene when Chaos returns for her daughter in the next few months. I have two sets of instructions. One to make a dress from a pillowcase and one to make a dress from a t-shirt and material for a skirt. Both are very simple. There are 65 girls. Would you consider helping? We need people to sew dresses, but we also need supplies. If you don't sew, could you provide pillowcases, ribbon, lace, bias tape, t-shirts or a yard or two of material (or a monetary donation to purchase supplies)?

Look at these beautiful faces!

And, if your heart is for the boys, there are approximately the same number of boys that would be blessed to have a new shirt if you would like to buy a shirt or give a donation to purchase some.

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’
“Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’ " Matthew 25:34-40 NLT

AND you ALL can pray for this effort and for these beautiful children!


  1. I think I want to get involved. Can you email me with some more detail. I have a sewing machine so I could help sew, but I live in Oregon, so I am not sure if this is a problem or not.


  2. Hello my sweet HERO!
    This is Missy, and this is a video of Chaos and my visit to Kechene:

    Thank you for loving on our kids.
    Email me ASAP, I want to help!!!

  3. Thank you so much for posting all this and for the work you are doing with DRESSES FOR AFRICA. My mom does those as well and I would love to deliver them for you someday soon. I am the coordinator for Kechene and it absolutely brought tears to my eyes to see the pictures of these sweet children! When I met them in 2010, they were joyful, but there were some major differences with these new pictures from Jan. Their sores between their eyes are healed, they are no longer malnourished, and they are so happy to get their pictures and letters and to know they have a family from afar who love them! Thanks for loving them too and sharing this!!
    Greta Byers
    Kechene Volunteer Coordinator