Written by Angel Bailey
Getting to share the stories of the women I work with at the café is so amazing. One way I do this is through different vendor events around the area. I meet so many people at these events. When they hear about the single mother who is a recovering addict that made that bracelet set, or the young woman who lost her baby and her own mother within a year of each other who helped make the body butters. It touches their hearts and helps them understand the blessing of giving.
It may seem like a marketing ploy, but these are real lives being touched in more ways than one. The woman who buys the products is not only blessed with something wonderful but she is also blessing the women who made the products. Giving value and hope to women in our community is what I and the other women I work with do through the artisan wares we make with Earth Angel Apothecary. The opportunity to sell these wares and tell the stories is so huge for all of us.
I spoke to a young woman at an event recently and was sharing with her about another young woman that worked with me who was in recovery. This woman I was talking to broke down and cried and shared her own story of recovery. She said she felt so alone in her journey and was thankful to hear about someone else that was going through something similar. One of my favorite quotes I found is, “Your scars are the road map to another woman’s freedom”. Don’t allow shame and guilt to stop you from sharing your story. Your story may touch, inspire and or motivate them to take action and make positive changes in their own lives. Please keep us in prayer and also pray for how God would have you give to help the ministry grow.