Helping Others {BEST Christmas Gift Idea!}

The people that you meet each day…

You never know whom you might meet and how God has orchestrated the meeting.

I’ve come to see God’s sovereign hand at work in the people who come into my life.  Some of my very best friends I barely knew – or didn’t know – a year ago.

And, while I am thankful for many of the connections God has made and is making in my life, I am particularly grateful for my connection to the sweet founders of Mi Esperanza, a ministry in Honduras that educates women.

The folks at Mi Esperanza serve as the hands and feet of Jesus to break the cycle of poverty for women and their families by offering beauty school, sewing, and computer classes to women for free.

It’s truly inspiring…and hopeful.

I connected with Janet and Lori, the ladies who founded this ministry, through a mutual friend.  I’ve been blessed to spend time with them and get to know their hearts…

For Jesus.  For Honduras.  For women and families.

They are women who truly love Jesus and others, desiring to give hope in a place where it can be scarce.

Out of Janet and Lori’s desire to recognize the accomplishments of Mi Esperanza’s students and further share their stories, they asked my friend, Jen, to create a 2014 Mi Esperanza calendar.  It compiles the success stories of the students, teachers, and staff while also explaining each of the educational programs for Honduran women.

ME Calendar cover

I’ve been honored to work alongside my friend, Jen, helping her to write the success stories and proofread/edit the text.

The calendar is now finished!  And, I’d love for you to support Mi Esperanza’s efforts to break the cycle of poverty through education – and give a great Christmas gift at the same time.  How awesome to spread Jesus’ love, educate women, and give a gift  – with ONE purchase.  

ME brown pic w little girl     ME Donation page brown uniforms

The calendar is just $10; all proceeds go directly back into educating women. If you’d like one, and you live near me, let me know.  I can get one to you.  If you don’t live me near me, you can purchase one from Mi Esperanza’s website using this link.  ME Bicycle page and story

You can also “like” Mi Esperanza’s Facebook page and/or visit their website to read more about their ministry.



  1. What a fantastic project! Thanks for telling us about it.

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