Tuesday, June 15, 2010

DIY Soap Class Fundraising Event

Last weekend I threw a two 2-hour special event at Calvary Chapel Chattanooga to help raise money for my friend Janet's mission trip to Romania. We had a great turn out and we all had so much fun that I'm having another soap making event at my studio this weekend to raise money for me to go to Haiti in July.

We spent one hour making soap, and the other hour snacking on cupcakes and listening to Janet's story of quitting her job to become a missionary and traveling abroad to do the work God has called her to do. She is so encouraging!

Janet Brock (right), is headed to Beius, Romania on June 24 and will be gone for six whole weeks!  She will be working with the Romanian Evangelistic Medical Mission (REMM) (the same organization she’s been working with for the past three years).  While she’s there she will be doing many things to assist the leadership of REMM.  Her duties will include but are not limited to helping with a renovation project on their medical clinic, working with the orphans supported by REMM, and serving in Agape Run outreaches to Gypsy/Roma and other poverty-stricken people.  She will also be helping to facilitate other visiting short-term teams and helping in projects they will have going on.  She is also looking forward to how this time will prepare her for what God has ahead of her in the very near future. 

Jennifer Jack (me), I'm going to Port au Prince, Haiti with a group from Chattanooga (led by the Oak Project) to serve orphans and their caretakers. we will spend each of our days assisting the many workers in their job duties, cleaning, teaching, shooting basketball, buying and preparing meals to give to those in the community and taking care of the kids to give them a rest. We will also spend a lot of our time encouraging them, hearing their stories and building relationships. I'm hoping to use this opportunity to scout, seek, and pray for ways I can help women use soapmaking to enrich their lives. I'll be gone July 25-31st.

In our (do-it-yourself) soap class some people made healing soaps and others made rubber ducky soaps. We weighed and melted natural soap bases, smelled essential & fragrance oils, and got creative with herbal colors. Each person successfully handcrafted their own glycerin soap, and took it home to begin using immediately.

Thank you for helping spread Good Fortune around the world!