Inspired by South Africa (ISA) is a mission project that was founded by a group from the First Congregational Church of Lebanon Connecticut following a mission trip to South Africa in February 2006.
As one woman wrote… “What could we do on our return home that would say, ‘We haven’t forgotten.'”
We haven’t forgotten the bright shiny faces of the children nor the extreme poverty. We haven’t forgotten the hand of friendship that was extended to us; the faces and feelings are embedded in our minds. We each carry a picture of South Africa with us, the sheer beauty of the land, the majesty of the animals, the faces of the women who are making their way out of poverty. Life for each of us is forever changed. Beads were everywhere, fashion, jewelry, the AIDS pins; and of course the African Angels. With the vision of beads in our heads, we returned home. We let our ideas expand and grow into what you see. When you purchase one of our creations, you are bringing home a bit of South Africa and are making a difference. There is always HOPE and we can make a difference! ISA was born and beading began and our creations include necklaces, bracelets, earrings, bookmarks, key chains, mud cloth purses and a tea bag pouch containing a South African tea bag. All proceeds from our sales will go to support women and children empowerment programs through the Bridgman Development Center in Zola, Soweto, South Africa or to other needs that may be brought to our attention through Global Ministries in partnership with the United Church of Christ South Africa.
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First Congregational Church P.O. Box 125 Lebanon, CT 06249 860-642-6179 Email: LebFirstCong@msn.com