how will you go
fast or slow
leaving your silver trail.
blog trails are like silver snail trails
leaving a trail behind
us to follow …..
my silver trail started for me with Texas Freckles and the idea
of 1 inch hexagons ……
because of joining the Hexie addiction, I found other like minded
Texas Hexies – one of them being
silver trail ….. silver trail …. where will you lead?
Valentina lead me to someone who showed her how to hand quilt …
Kristine at To Quilt or Knot
which changed my quilting and crafting life and now I am a virtual team member!
silver trail …… silver trail …… where will you lead now?
Kristine was seeking to have 50 quilts made by Christmas to
give to orphanages in Thessalonika ….. if she ended up with more than she needed
she would pass them on to
Benjamin Orphan Support
and this is where my silver trail lead me to :0)
What is so special about Benjamin?
First I would say ….
visit their site and see for yourself :0) ….
I felt inspired,
and emotionally involved.
Here is just a little glimpse of what they do,
and how they came in to being ….
“BENJAMIN Orphan Child Support Society
is a non-profit philanthropic organization
based in Katerini, Northern Greece, since 1994.
It is founded and supervised by men and women
who grew up in an Evangelical orphanage, during the 1950’s.”
They say …. “In 1994,
grateful for the love and support we received
during those 1950’s difficult civil war years,
from people from the United States who did not know us but who knew the love of God,
we established BENJAMIN
to help other orphans and abandoned children.”
“This photograph taken in 1985
is the first time in 33 years that the first orphans kids had been together again.”
Reading, I was inspired by the
Testimonies, the Projects and their LOVE and committment
I wanted to be involved in some way …..
but what to do?
To support prayerfully …. yes
To support financially ….. I hope to
but like Alison with her Sunshine School
I wanted something tangible to do …..
Was there something for me ……
(sorry about the poor photo quality)
This family of Raw Edged Bears are on their way to little hands and
happy bedtimes :0)
the first batch of many more to come!
I hope you too visit Harry and Joan Anastasiou at Benjamin Orphan Support
Benjamin provide for 120 orphans on their Programme
plus 150 children who still live with their single mums struggling
on a tiny income.
Every child is known and valued by Harry and Joan.
Whatever you do today ….
I hope you too follow a silvery blog trail …..
to who knows where!
from Bella and Me ….
and two more Raw Edged Bears ….
Bye for now and thanks for stopping by :0)