Wednesday, October 3, 2012

{the october dress project} Day 1, 2, & 3

The October dress project is something that has been done before, but this is my first year participating. I am so excited to be stepping out on a limb, going out of my comfort zone, and doing something so simple, yet so beyond... me.

For 31 days I am wearing the same dress. Every day.  It has nothing to do with me and everything to do with Jesus.  He calls us to be less so He is more.  To do less for ourselves and more for others, so I, and a bunch of my friends, are doing something.  The ODP is part of a larger event called the 12 x 12 Project (see the page on FB for more info) and this is the first month.  In addition to ridding ourselves of excess this month, we will be raising awareness for the people of Uganda.  While we live with abundantly more than we could possibly need, there are people around the world starving, without homes, clean water, and basic necessities.  

While it is easy to seem like one person can't make a difference, I beg to differ.  Even small purchases, like my dress from One Mango Tree, contribute to changing lives.  This company makes clothing from seed to sew and supports women fairly so they can take care of their families.  
You can do it too!

I have two friends whose families are both adopting two little boys from Uganda.  How awesome is that? It has been amazing to follow their stories the past few months and has stirred my heart for international adoption.  They are changing the lives of 4 little boys.  Those little ones will never be the same because of these two families obedience, sacrifice, and most of all, their love.  Could you help them on their journey? If you are interested, comment below and I will let you know how YOU can help and be a part of their journey.  

It is not to late to be a part of these projects.  We would love for you to join us in the adventure of a lifetime.  But whether you participate in 12x12 or not, don't be content to just sit back and go along for the ride.  Step out in faith and dare to love those who have no voice.  Be the hands and feet of Jesus.  Reach out to the "least of these".

much love,

Day 1:
Pink Tank, Black Flats, Uganda Bracelet

Day 2:
Yellow Scarf, Black Flats
 Day 3:
White Tank, Blue Uganda Beads, Gold Sandals