|As the first hints of spring began to melt the snow across Canada last month, new life entered our world halfway across the globe.
Her name is Srey.
Her mother Jo's pregnancy wasn't announced with social media posts, nor was Jo showered in gifts to prepare for her child.
The labour wasn't painstakingly monitored by doctors, nor was there cutting edge equipment on stand by in case of a crisis.
Srey's birth was quiet and for many on earth, her entrance into the world went unnoticed.
But, praise God, we know that heaven was rejoicing along with Srey's family and others in her rural Cambodian village.
And we rejoice, too.
At Work of Your Hand, we fiercely believe that each human being is immeasurably valuable--whether the world acknowledges that value or not.
That's why we partner with people whose voices are silenced and whose lives are burdened by the crushing weight of poverty.
And that's why we provide Srey's mother with regular work making Greeting Cards to earn a living wage for her family.
The money from Jo's income can pay for:
We want Srey to have access to these critical services--and we want to empower Jo to provide them for her daughter.
Today, we invite you to join us.
- Nutritious food to help Srey grow strong
- Clean water to protect the baby from life-threatening bacteria
- Tuition for Srey's future education
- And healthcare for this vulnerable time in the little one's life.
Because the beautiful reality is that our God has given each of us the resources we need to partner with Him and to change lives.
Perhaps you're feeling moved to use your financial resources to purchase Fair Trade products.
Maybe God is calling you to cry out in prayer on behalf of the poor.
Or perhaps today, you're being called to speak up and champion the immense value of every human being, no matter if they are rich or poor.
However you are feeling led to act, this is our challenge to you today:
Do it--and act with boldness.
Because we are the people of God and we are partnering with the One who has promised:
Darren & Minako Polischuk
Founders, Work of Your Hand
P.S. Want to start changing a life right now? Take a moment to shop our Fair Trade handicrafts below.
- Purchase a Greeting Card to celebrate your mom this Mother's Day, and empower Cambodian mothers like Jo. Contact us with the card of your choice and receive a discount for bulk orders of 10 cards or more.