Monday, October 31, 2011

For You have turned my griefs into joy

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'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."
-Mother Theresa

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