We started a new ministry for women and children on Fridays from 1-4 at the hall. Every Friday refugee women and their children have the opportunity to come take a hot shower, have a hot meal, and do their laundry. The first Friday we had 5 families, the second Friday we had about 7 families and this past Friday our numbers significantly jumped to 22 families. We were running full force trying to get everyone's needs met and it went pretty well. Two bags of laundry didn't get done so they'll come back again this week. We also started handing out diaper cards where the mothers can receive one pack of diapers per month from Hellenic Ministries. We have enjoyed being a part of this and getting to know these families. Many of the children I recognize and remember from the family refugee camp. They remembered Ashtyn and they love to play with her.
At the AWOG Christmas Bazaar. Sitting on Santa's lap did not go so well again this year. We'll see what happens in 2010.