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Sustaining Hope: Investing in the Future

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Sustaining Hope: Investing in the Future

This giving season, we’re thinking long-term. For almost 16 years, Handspun Hope has been committed to answering God’s call to care for the poor, orphaned and widowed through providing dignified employment and holistic care for at-risk women in Rwanda.  As we dream about what’s in store for the next 16 years of our ministry and the 209 women under our employ, one thing is clear: we need you, our faithful community of supporters, to invest in sustaining hope. Read on for more about our heart behind this year’s giving campaign: it might just be our most important one yet.  ...

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God's Pasture - Culling the Sheep

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God's Pasture - Culling the Sheep

When I reflect on the last 15 years of our work in Rwanda, I see evidence of how God’s plans are always so much grander than our own. The story of our flock of Merino sheep is a perfect example. In the fall of 2014, I was preparing to speak at a small church in south Texas. I had been feeling quite discouraged because, over the previous week, we had lost nine sheep to a disease that seemed to be running rampant through our small flock. We had imported our first 20 Merino sheep from Kenya three years earlier, at...

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Giving With a Joyful Heart: The MANY Ways You Can Give to Handspun Hope

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Giving With a Joyful Heart: The MANY Ways You Can Give to Handspun Hope

As a non-profit ministry, our organization could not survive without the generous and joyful financial donations we receive from you, our steadfast supporters. Thanks to your continued support, we have been able to accomplish so much in our 15 years as a ministry. What began with the employment of ten women has grown into a movement that currently employs over 200 women, offering counseling services and healthcare to employees and assistance to educate their children.   So much has been accomplished…and yet…there is much left to do. The work God has called us to in Rwanda is not the work...

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Q&A with Handspun Hope Master Knitter, Jacky

  So many of you love our hand-knit offerings that are lovingly crafted by talented artisans in Rwanda. But you may not know that many of the designs you love were first created by our master knitter extraordinaire, Jacky. Her ability to turn an imagined design into reality is nothing short of magical, so we thought we’d let you get to know her a little better. Please welcome Jacky! Q: TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY. A: I am 47 years old, a mother to four children, and a grandmother to a 6-month-old baby!  My daughter Clarisse...

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Here’s What’s New: Our Spring Sale and Featured Products

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Here’s What’s New: Our Spring Sale and Featured Products

Spring has sprung here in central Texas, and we are so grateful for longer, sunny days and warmer weather. We have so many fun things our shop and online that we can’t wait to share with you. Some of them are perfect for Easter…and also happen to be part of spring sale! How great is that? Let’s not waste another moment! Spring Sale Event Why save the best for last? We’ll kick off this blog with our spring sale event. The following items are discounted 20%...and you won’t believe what’s included! SMOCKED DRESSES Our sweet, smocked dresses have a bit...

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