We came back to the office at the beginning of September after our summer break. Over the summer we had received a lot of orders to get us started - even orders for Christmas! Thank you to those who have been praying and supporting us. The girls came back ready for action and sewing with a whole new level of zeal and commitment, and you can really see that in their work.
As many of you will have read, we started a new sewing programme back in June. Two girls came to the office twice a week for sewing lessons, both of them leaving a life of prostitution behind them.
One of them is taking a short break after having a healthy baby boy in August. She came with him to visit us this week and he is beautiful. We look forward to having them both in the office very soon.
The second woman has been coming to the office every day. Since day one she has been working extra hard to get those stitches straight and seams together. At the beginning she was worried she would never be able to achieve the high standard we require of our products. This week we offered her employment as of the 1st of November on a part time contract. Her dedication and determination have been a wonder to watch and we look forward to her continued growth as she masters new threads of hope items.
Please pray as we start planning our next training programme in collaboration with Nea Zoi and other NGOs in Athens supporting women in prostitution.
All our fabric comes from a single shop in the center of Athens. This shop weaves the fabric in the family run business also in Athens. We have a wonderful working relationship with them and that is how we can guarantee all our fabric is 100% Greek cotton, made here in Athens.
We have had some great teams visit us these past couple of weeks. They prayed and sang worship. They cut out patterns and took photos and were a real joy to host. For every person who walks through the door, sent an email, gave a donation, brought or sold our products - thank you. This isn’t possible without you.