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Sewing Machines for Indonesia


Subject: RE: Sewing Machines for Indonesia
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 00:23:59 -0500
Hi Nikki,
I have attached a few photos of some of the kids with the new sewing machines.  They were just delivered yesterday and I, for one, am spending some up-close-and-personal time with the treadle.  It is harder than it looks to keep that wheel pumping, but I'm sure I will get the hang of it…eventually. J
There are more kids than just the five in the pictures who are involved in the project right now, and soon I expect there will be still more, but Pam and I both figure it is better to start small and simple until we get the first group of kids to be doing really good work.  Interestingly enough, the best and most careful quilters we have so far are all boys.  Defies stereotypes, doesn't it?
Below is a thank you note you could pass on to Threads of Hope.  Thanks a lot for making this connection for us.
In Him,
Julie
Dear Friends at Threads of Hope,
Thank you so much for the funds we were able to use to purchase two sewing machines for the Bethel Children's home in Bali, Indonesia.  The machines were delivered yesterday, and there are plans to begin introducing the kids involved in the quilting project to the machines beginning next week.  This gives me a chance to familiarize myself with the operation of a treadle machine…a completely new experience for me.  I can't really teach something that I do not know how to use.  I will, of course, draw on the help of several of the other staff members at the home who DO have experience with this type of machine.
This gift from Threads of Hope will be a great boost to this project as the kids will now be able to complete projects a great deal faster and with better quality than they could do with hand-sewing. Profit the young people make from sales of their handiwork can be put back into a future project and the rest can help supply some of their personal needs. 
Thank you so much for the opportunity these machines will provide for repeated contact and deepened relationships with these young people.  I look forward to using my time with the quilting project to invest for eternity in the lives of the kids who participate.
Blessings,
Julie Merrin

Motor bikes to Maasailand in Kenya

Friends and family of Threads of Hope:

Here's the pics we have been waiting for from the presentation of three 125Suzuki motorcycles to three Maasai Pastors.  Our Threads of Hope - Africa team led by Joe Bail, Yaw Boaten, Jeremiah Koshal PhD; did the leg work, bought them in Nairobi with the funds we received and sent from the Just family and delivered them to the Maasai Mara at Ngoswani, Kenya
The motorcycles went to:

Pastor Timothy Ntayia    
Pastor Musa Kedianye
Pastor Samuel Muntet

All faithful and deserving Brothers in the Lord we have worked with for 12 years now. They each pastor churches 60 Klm from each other and are part of an evangelistic group called "Reaching the Unreached". This brings to 8 motorcycles in ten years we have arranged for them and their ministries, reaching the unreached.

God Bless

Al Barrett
Threads of Hope 
Missionary Ventures International 
www.Threadsofhope.org       "Together we are Wrapping the World with Threads of Hope"

Friends of Threads of Hope

This welcome email is most welcome after many weeks of logistics,emails, phone calls to Kenya, etc. This Project is a major effect in bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Maasai land in Kenya East Africa.

God Bless, 

Al Barrett
Threads of Hope
Missionary Ventures International
www.Threadsofhope.org



-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 12:59 am
Subject: Motorbikes delivered.

Hi Al,
Motorbikes have been delivered. The Pastors were so excited and appreciative of the tremendous gift that had been bestowed upon them. I wish that you could have been with us. We shared the story behind the bikes with them as you requested. Had a glorious time of fellowship and community,all send their love and appreciation to you and the Just family. Pastor Samuel rode into Narok with us. What a gentleman he is. I truly believe that God is going to work through those motorcycle s to bring a real tranformation of the Maasai people. Love you Al, very tired today it was as usual al ong and grueling/dusty trip didn't get home till late. I am so sorry that Jeremiah was not able to join us but I completely understand. The money that you provided for our transport we agreed to donated to William. So thank you Al for your generous heart but you never need to compensated me. Anything that we can do for Threads is our honor. Also so sorry to hear that Gail is in such pain please give her our love and know that you both are always in our prayers. One last thing. How is RevC? I will call Jeremiah today to share the with him how everything went. Was unable to meet with him in Nairobi do to a mechanical problem in Narok. God bless Al be in touch soon. P.S. will send photographs very soon.

Love & Blessings! Joseph & Molly Bail







Subject: Motorbike presentation
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 10:23:26 -0500

Joseph, Jeremiah,William,Yaw

Remember at the delivery of these Motorcycles that they are presented to them (Through Threads of Hope) to spread the Gospel in the memory of JONATHAN JUST whos' parents and their Christian Motorcycle Association raised the funding. Jonathan died 4 years ago in a motorcycle accident.  He was 23 years old and led a Bible study group.

God Bless

Al

Al Barrett
Threads of Hope 
Missionary Ventures International 


-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 11:12 pm
Subject: Re: QUOATION


Yaw,

Yes OK, 
Thanks for your arbitration in behalf of Threads of Hope and the donors that sent the funds in behalf of the memory of their son who was killed on a motor bike 4 years ago. These bikes are dedicated to his memory; Jonathon Just from Minnasota. This makes 11 motorcycles this family has provided to spread the Gospel in Africa. 

Al 

Friends and Family of Threads of Hope

Here is a report from Pastor William Luka from Ngoswani, Maasai land, Kenya. Because they are able to get to to villages faster than by walking, the three of them  have been to 27 villages and have seen 16 salvations in a months time.   
These are the three motorbikes presented to them by Threads of Hope, funded by the Christian Motorcycle Association in the memory of Jonathan Just of Mn.
 
Pastor William and hopefully his wife Julianna will be here in our area in Sept. He will be at our home for a while.  We will have a time of fellowship then.  To be announced.

Thanks for your prayers and support

                  " Together We are Wrapping The World With Threads of Hope"

Al Barrett
Threads of  Hope
Missionary Ventures International 
www.Threadsofhope.org
                                          


-----Original Message-----
Sent: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 11:43 am
Subject: Re: William kenya

Hello Papa ! Praise the Lord Gail is doing well . Juliana and I have been praying for Gail . Joseph Bail had visited us two times and what wonderful man of God he is . He had brought a sewing machine to Ngoswani . Thank you Al for all you have been doing to serve our Father . Yes , I got a visa to visit USA , Juliana is reaplying gain please keep praying for her to get it .I know when you pray she will get it . I am with Musa , Timothy and Samuel Muntet right know . We are celebrating of what God had done . Musa had tole me he had gone to Ten villages for evangelism and six people give their lives to Jesus since he received the bike . Samuel said he had gone to 9 villages to preached the gospel and 5 people give their lives to Jesus .Timothy had visited 8 villages here at Ngoswani and 5 people received Christ . Praise the Lord that He is using the mike to spread the Good News .Thanks you so much . Juliana and I can't wait to see you gain . 
Please hug Gail for us and tell her We Love you and we are praying for you Love William