Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Closet Project: A Fight Against Human Trafficking

Hello friends!  While we are dealing with a new normal with Peyton, I am so grateful to have friends who are willing to step in and offer some great posts for you to read over hear.  I am grateful to them and grateful to you for coming by!  If you've stopped in and found your way towards Peyton's blog, thank you.  Truly, we appreciate all the prayers and support we can get.  We are in a new phase of her life and she needs some mighty, strong, and fervent prayers.  We are grateful to you for offering this and please feel free to pass her blog around to friends, family, church groups, or whoever you can think of who wouldn't mind praying for her.  Thank you!

Meanwhile, please welcome Kelli as she shares something that is very important and very near and dear to her heart right now!

Hi friends! My name is Kelli and I blog at Eat Pray {read} Love. It is so nice to "meet" you! Sarah is one of my long-time blogging friends and I am so appreciative of her letting me take over her lovely blog for a moment! I asked Sarah to let me share with you a project that God has laid on my heart - but let me share a little about myself first! 

This is me with my hubby. We've been married 11 years and have four sweet kiddos- ages 7, 6, 2, and 3 months. My husband is a church planter and we live in the South. I love to read, cook, go to the beach (obviously!) and watch movies with my family.

And.... this is my closet! Glad we're getting to know one another so well, so quickly!

How about another one?

embarrassed for me yet?
Please tell me I'm not the only one whose closet looks like this! With parenting four kids, being a preacher's wife, co-leading a Bible study, homeschooling, blogging, and life, my closet probably gets the least attention in the whole house. It somehow always seems overflowing. With clothes I never wear.

About a month ago, I felt God tell me to get RID of the excess and GIVE to those who need. I wasn't sure just yet where he would have me give, but human trafficking has been on my mind so much lately. Enter Redeemed Ministries. Their focus is to help women in the Houston area that are enslaved in sex trafficking. If you're like I was until last year, you may think that human trafficking is an international problem - which it is. 

But it is also a US problem. In fact, one that hits very close to my home. And maybe yours too.

Thus, The Closet Project was born. Women uniting forces- paring down to step up.

Here's the lowdown:

1.) Pare down your wardrobe to what you actually wear.

2.) Sell what you don't. Take them to resale shops, sell them on eBay, have a garage sale, sell them to your friends!

3.) Donate directly to Redeemed Ministries

4.) Go to this form to let me know how much you were able to donate. ANYTHING helps! Seriously! Only have $5 to spare? Great, that is wonderful. Got a cool million burning a hole in your pocket? I'm sure Redeemed would be SO happy to receive that, too! :)

Ladies, I really appreciate your time today. If you'd like to read a little more detail of the project, goals, etc. please click here. I'll leave you with these words from the book of Matthew:

 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’" (25:40). Let's help "the least of these," shall we?

PS I'd be very grateful if you'd help spread the word by sharing this tweet--->
PPS Make sure you drop by my blog to say hi! If you're a friend of Sarah's you're a friend of mine! xoxo

Team up with  to help modern-day slaves and pare down your closet too.  


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