Our favorite part of tukula is telling women that they are hired or that we have more work.
Today, while sitting on the floor of her room, I told the new girl that I was bringing her more work at the end of the week and she jumped up and cheered. JOY. This girl's story is full of redemption and filled with a God who spares lives. As I continued to visit with her, God affirmed every good and perfect work He has done in her life and we smiled.
At tukula we laugh...it's hard not to. I remember times in the small blue shop where laughter made my sides split and my eyes tear up. It just flows - even in the hard times. It erupts out of no-where and it proceeds when I lie in bed and remember. We have many visitors come and meet with all or a few of the ladies and everyone's response always involves the words "happy", "funny", or "joyful". Whether it's Sally's jokes or Bennah's signature phrases you can't help but smile. I think it's because tukula does more than provide women with jobs, we help restore dignity and lift burdens. We are very grateful to be apart of something bigger than ourselves - and we thank YOU for the continued opportunity.
"Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love."