Thursday, September 9, 2010

Spotlight: The Big Girls

Pictures from this summer's horse camp.  This was Shelby's first time to attend a week-long horse camp as the cost had always deterred us.  It proved to be money well spent as Shelby absolutely enjoyed every minute of the camp.  This girl lives, breathes, and dreams about horses All.The.Time.  Jumping was a new experience which she embraced and now wants to do more of (this mom is not too fond of that).  Her trainer came to the house this week to give her a lesson on Oreo, and Shelby was able to jump on her own horse for the very first time.  She was all smiles when she walked in the house.


Katie and 2 of her friends, Christi and Grace, started a club this summer - the "KCG Christian Charity Club".  These girls have been working so hard.  Early this summer they had a lemonade stand with the profits benefiting a local ministry called Compassion in Action.  They had a very successful sale and raised over $70 for CIA.  Then the girls began to collect shoes for an organization called "Shoes 2 Share".  A family started this organization after taking shoes to children in Haiti when they went to adopt their 2 children.  They were overwhelmed by the joy and gratefulness on behalf of the children and adults who received shoes.  Thus they had the idea to try to send shoes to impoverished people around the world.  Katie, Christi, and Grace printed fliers which they distributed to family, friends, and their church families.  In a little over 3 weeks, they collected hundreds of pairs of shoes.  As you can see from the pictures, God truly blessed their efforts.  The girls and their moms spent over 3 hours packing the shoes and preparing them to be shipped by UPS.  The shipping was a bit more expensive that we thought, but God provided there also as he raised up several donors who helped share the cost.  I am so proud of Katie, Christi, and Grace and their desire to share the love of God with those in need.

I ran out of time so I will spotlight the "Little Girls" the next time I have a free hour.  Why does blogging take me so long?


Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

You should be very proud of both girls! What a wonderful thing Katie and her friends are doing and Shelby looks awesome on that horse! Great girls you have there, Jan!


Cousin Sheri said...

Wow-Katie-you never said a word about that while you were here! You have such a heart for missions. Love the pics of Shelby, such a natural on Oreo. Jump all you want, just do it correctly!
Love ya!

Rebecca Sibley said...

What a blessing! Lots of us went through our shoes to donate!!