In the services on Mother's Day at St James the Less, Northfield, we blessed and prayed over the bags containing Days for Girls' kits, and supplies for the women to make more kits and more Fair Trade products. What an appropriate day to bless kits for girls and women!
The five bags and a basket in the above photo represent the 18 bags and 2 boxes which will soon be on their way to Atlanta, Georgia, from where a high school team will take them to the Diocese of Toliara, Madagascar - ready for our short-term mission trip in the summer.
I was so glad when I packed the last bag, and everything fit in! There is a very small amount of space left in the penultimate one, which has a dodgy zip, and would not survive being stuffed to the gills!
God is good! Exactly the right number of bags filled! I had been a little worried that we might get: "A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, " (Luke 6:38) and I wouldn't know what to do with the overflow, but thankfully our God of Abundance did stop the donations at just the right time. Perfect!