Sunday, July 23, 2006

Cards From Africa

It is amazing to see how God moves people to help orphans.

Chris Page, a young, single man started an amazing business in Kigali called Card from Africa.
He has trained orphans from villages around Kigali to design and make cards, calendars, journals lampshades, bookmarks and other items.
All items are made from natural resources. The orphans make their own paper, use dried flowers and other natural items to make their product. The results are just amazing!

When I went to visit them there was music playing in the background, concentration on faces as they cut detailed pieces of paper. Young people outside carefully making paper and laying it in the bright sun to dry. A place of hope. A place of harmony.

Many of these young people slept on dirt floors, now they have a mattress. They barely had any food, now they eat good meals. Medical help was a dream, now they can afford to get health insurance, as they receive fair pay for their hard work.
The workday starts with 30 minute devotionals. A time God uses to restore these young people in spirit, soul and body.

Why don’t you visit the Cards from Africa website and order some cards or other great items. It is just another way to help the “least of these”.

Thank you Chris for your obedience to God and the Kingdom perspective He has given you.


Anonymous said...

Nice idea with this site its better than most of the rubbish I come across.

Anonymous said...

Greets to the webmaster of this wonderful site. Keep working. Thank you.