Scrapbooking Event Raises Funds for Youth Mission Trip
January 12 - 13, Angelina Dobson and the Manitou Mission Team hosted a scrapbooking event as a fundraiser for the youth’s mission trip to Thailand. There were 8 attendees who braved the cold to come out for either the Friday evening or full day Saturday to work on their scrapbook projects.
Angelina had her Close to my Heart "store" there from which purchases could be made. Her ideas, examples and idea books were full of inspiration. On top of this, there was motivation since every layout or card made allowed you to enter tickets into a draw. There was a display of memes that for every $1 spent, you could select a meme and turn it over to see if you won anything. Each attendee also received a welcome packet with a free stamp and ink pad and each lady was entered for a door prize.
Local people owning a home-based business donated popular items for a rainbow auction, which was a hit and it worked out that everyone who bought tickets, won a prize.
The mission team worked hard to keep us energized as they provided snacks, a hearty soup lunch and a wonderful chicken supper. Thank you to all who contributed to make this event a success!
Those going to Northern Thailand from March 23 - April 5 include Jessica Grettum, Amy Neufeld, Jason and Traci Johnston and their teens, Riley and Krina, Anne Marie Hoeppner and her teens, Samara, Atia and Noah. They will help at a safe house for those rescued from at-risk situations and slavery.