Taking Strides with “Sole Hope” in Eastern Africa

The awesome ladies at the Sole Hope Cutting Party.

The awesome ladies at the Sole Hope Cutting Party.

Saturday night was a much needed girls’ night. Over dinner and rocking ice cream sundaes we chatted and laughed… Man, I can’t remember the last time I laughed that much. But after the last dish was put away we got out old jeans, permanent markers, and scissors and made shoe kits for Sole Hope, an international mission dedicated to getting shoes on the feet of children in Eastern Africa to combat a debilitating parasite.

I cried watching this video. In fact, I’m crying again as I write this. It hurts to watch the jiggers being dug out of these children’s feet and to hear their anguished sobs. Then I see how easy it is to make a difference, and I think, how can I not help?

Who reading this has an old pair of jeans they don’t wear? I know I do. That pair of jeans can make a pair of shoes for one child in Africa, maybe even two. Your pair of jeans can prevent bugs from burrowing into a child’s feet and laying eggs until he or she can no longer walk.

I don’t know about you, but when I realize that’s at stake, I see a Goodwill trip in my future. It’s the little things that make all the difference. Cutting out the patterns takes nothing but time. Or you can sponsor a shoe for only $10. This pays for the material for the soles and helps create a job in Africa so that a deserving person can support his or her family.

Edited Banner Sole Hope by Angels of Africa

Edited Banner Sole Hope by Angels of Africa

If you’d like to find out more about Sole Hope you can talk to me or you can visit their website solehope.org. If you’re thinking of hosting your own party, that’s awesome! Check out solehopepary.org for more info and please share. Or if you’re in the Bloomington area and you’re interested let me know! I will be hosting a party of my own in the next couple weeks. Anyone is welcome to join.

What do you think of Sole Hope? Would you be interested in getting involved? Are you involved in another worthy organization? Please tell us about it!

Jesus calls us to be His hands and feet. How are you taking strides today?

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By | 2015-09-08T09:35:28+00:00 August 10th, 2015|Encouragement|7 Comments

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  1. Ashley August 10, 2015 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing your heart for Sole Hope! We really appreciate you spreading the word and helping provide shoes for those in need.

    Much Love,
    Ashley and The Sole Hope Team

    • megdgonzalez August 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm - Reply

      We really appreciate all the hard work you’re doing over there! I will be keeping you and your ministry in my prayers.

    • Shinya September 12, 2015 at 5:30 pm - Reply

      Becky Scoggins – Hi .Just to let you know I do believe God can heal & use all of us who are wiillng to step up. Thank you so much for your message before you left. We were moved & blessed by your spirit. May God continue to use you mightily .as you keep obeying Him.In HIM becky

    • I’m impressed! You’ve managed the almost impossible.

    • This does look promising. I’ll keep coming back for more.

  2. Elise August 10, 2015 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Hi Megan! I’m so glad we were able to catch up a the Shoe party! I’m up for making more kits, but that last party depleted my denim supply. I am still happy to help if I can, so let me know when it is.

    By the way, thank you for writing. You have a wonderful style!


    • megdgonzalez August 10, 2015 at 6:38 pm - Reply

      Thanks Elise! I had so much fun with everyone. Don’t worry about bringing more denim, we’ve got leftovers and I can always take a trip to Goodwill 🙂

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