Damaris Lane of Valdosta, Georgia, has participated with the annual Indian Springs mission trip to Honduras for several years. She has been blessed to serve the people of Honduras through The Lizzie Project, a ministry which provides backpacks and school scholarships to school children. See www.IndianSpringsCampMeeting.org/Lizzie-Project.
However, this year’s trip was different. In 2016, Jim, her husband of 16 years, passed away, bringing sadness and many new adjustments in her life. An avid seamstress, she began filling the hours by sewing little dresses to take to Honduran girls. She had made dresses for a couple of the Honduran trips, but this year, the dresses seemed to take on a healing purpose.
From leftover sewing projects for her granddaughter, she made 13 dresses, size 3-6. Simply constructed with a scooped neckline and contrasting straps, these dresses were colorful, easy to wash and fit a number of body types.
“I had such joy in making the dresses,” she says. “My heart overflowed watching the girls pick out their favorite dress and try it on.” Damaris explains that many children are inadequately clothed in the villages. “Some children don’t have clothes, or if they do, many are torn or have holes in them. It deeply touched my heart to make a difference for these little girls.”
Interested in becoming involved with the Indian Springs Mission Team? Contact Rhonda Holton, Team Leader at firstname.lastname@example.org Upcoming trip is February 2018.