I've been into arts and crafts ever since I can remember. Maybe what really got me into it was my family--my mother cross stiches and sews, and my sister taught me how to make bracelets at a very young age. I do remember holding my very first craft show at age nine (made $8.50 that day. Oh, I was so excited!).
I found Etsy through searching for craft supplies on the internet, and was amazed at all the talented people on this website. Although I wanted to join, I was a little scared that my work wouldn't be good enough. Finally I took a leap of faith and started my shop--it seemed like the perfect way to raise funds for my sister I wanted to help--and here I am!
I have learned from my experiences that there is so much more to this life than what we are living. Nothing can compare to saving a life, showering some love on those who need it most, and doing what God has called you to do. I dare you to get out of your comfort zones--you'll be amazed at what miracles happen when you place yourself in a situation that needs one.
Some advice if you're thinking about supporting a cause you care about: Get all the information you can. Read up on those you want to help. What is their greatest need? Is God leading you to help them or another cause?
Right now my plans are finishing school and, honestly, become more in love with God. On the mission field I've seen some extreme faith--and I want that!
Some of Katie's items you can buy at her store;
More information about sponsering Binati or another child at; www.hftwindia.org/
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