For our university girls, the chance to study has given them an opportunity to rise above; above their circumstances, above others opinions of them, above societies expectations, above anything they ever dreamt possible.
Sponsorship makes this possible. You make this possible.
I’d like to take some time and introduce you to each girl and share a bit of her story. We, wholeheartedly, believe that when you educate a woman, your support trickles down to her entire family and into her community. An educated woman carries a lasting impact for generations to come.
University sponsorship is $2,400/girl, for the entire year! That covers the cost of enrollment, school fees, boarding and dining, uniform, and materials. We are looking 10 sponsors donating $100/month
|“I am very grateful to study at university; I thank God every day for the chance. When I have a degree, I will be a strong woman, I will have value in my family and my country.”|
An optometrist on the Ruth Bell River Boat helps open eyes to spiritual truth through his compassionate care while traveling to isolated communities on the Amazon
Tom Ovington is the community health and logistics assistant in the Samaritan’s Purse Bolivia office.
“And behold, two blind men sitting by the road, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, ‘Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!’ … So Jesus stood still and called them, and said, ‘What do you want Me to do for you?’ They said to Him, ‘Lord, that our eyes may be opened.’ So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him,” (Matthew 20:30, 32-34, NKJV).
“I can help you with your eyesight.”
With these few words spoken in his limited Spanish, Dr. Jim Davey gave hope to Bolivians living in small communities along the Isiboro River. Dr. Davey was volunteering on the Ruth Bell River Boat, which travels around the Amazon region as a floating clinic. He was the first optometrist to ever travel on the boat.
Nearly 200 patients of all ages sought care from Dr. Davey. He brought with him eye drops, medicines, and eyeglasses, along with his expertise and kind demeanor. While he was not able to remedy every situation (such as astigmatism, which was prevalent), the majority of beneficiaries left with a solution to their problems and the testimony of God’s love through Jesus Christ.
One such individual was Crecencio Zapata. Crecencio was 70 years old and having trouble seeing things at a distance. He had lost his ability to read as well. Dr. Davey was able to fit Crecencio with two sets of eyeglasses, one for each disorder.
As he left the boat with his glasses, a new Bible, and the Gospel message, Crecencio was all smiles.
“Now I can return home and read my Bible,” he said.
It was a privilege to help the people of eastern Bolivia with their eyesight, both physically and spiritually. The ministry of Dr. Davey was imbued with a spirit of compassion, just like Jesus when He healed the two blind men. All of us on the Ruth Bell had our eyes opened.
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Over the past twenty five years, T.J. has consulted with numerous churches and Christian non-profit organizations in the areas of healthy leaders, intentional leadership, governance systems and dealing with issues of organizational health and strategy. He resides with his wife of 36 years, Mary Ann, in Oakdale, MN and is the father of two sons and has two grandsons.
He is the author of five books: High Impact Church Boards;Leading From The Sandbox; Live Like You Mean It; When Life Comes Undone, and Deep Influence which is available for pre-publication orders. In his spare time T.J. is an avid fly fisherman.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey there! It’s my first ever guest poster! And you’re in for a treat, because you get to meet Alison! Alison is my other half at No.41 and all of the beautiful photos you see of the girls and their bags are hers! Today Alison is putting her talent to work and showing you how the girls make the No.41 signature bags, start to finish! Ready? Go!…
We are so thankful for our no.41 girls. they are incredible.. seriously. AMAZING at what they do. I thought this little post would be interesting for people wanting to know about the process that goes on to make the bags. For those of you who don’t know, we struggled for a while trying to find burlap locally. We took a last minute trip to Uganda recently and made a connection who found it, we wired him money (then crossed our fingers and said a few prayers)- and he had it on the bus that night. Now the girls are constantly working their booties off.. not to mention, we can hardly get them out of the no.41 house.. they can choose when to come and go, but they want to be there. It’s exciting to see. we are so proud of the work they are doing. here’s a little “behind the scenes” look at all the hard work and love that goes into making each signature no.41 bag. Literally every single step of hard work is 100% credited to the girls. have I told you we are proud?!
**Most of these photos are of our fabulous art student, clarisse. she is a little go-getter, and always has a solution when something crafty needs to be done. she absolutely thrives on her artistry and takes so much pride in her work. since giving her a little extra responsibility, we’ve seen her confidence building and her work ethic is incredible. we have to tell her to go home because she always has her hands in something- which is why we call her boss:) Clarisse is clearly an asset to our no.41 family.