Thanks to all of you and your support of our ministry through Spearman Artisanry, we have finished our mission project for 2021. The patio restaurant in La Concordia, Nicaragua is officially open, it looks awesome, and they just hosted their first event! We could not have done this without all of you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The family is ecstatic and this will truly change their lives forever.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Our project is Nicaragua is still coming along nicely. They have finished the outside of the restaurant and are now working on the windows. The work is also continuing inside. It will not be long now.
We just want to thank all of you who support our this ministry by purchasing from our shops at 1219 and 919 Main Street in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Thursday, February 4, 2021
This year has been very tough for everyone, Nicaragua is no exception. The Spearman's have offered me the opportunity to be the director of "Tejiendo Vidas International" which is a ministry that helps artisans throughout the world. She came to Nicaragua in December and trained me to be able to teach other artisans wire wrapping techniques. My job now is to find and train other students, so that we can help them finish their schooling like I did. Sadly, most students here in Nicaragua end up dropping out of school because of the economic situation here. I am grateful for the opportunity and especially the blessing of being able to help the youth in my country through this position.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
CWI partners with Wise Choices for Life (WCFL) to inspire a change of thinking among the youth, women and men. That they can make an informed decision on Sexual and Reproductive matters.
The CWI Craft Studio is one of their sustainable projects. The Craft Studio specializes in making cards with the uniqueness of beautiful multicolored Kitengi materials. The Studio also designs crown earrings, bracelets of beads and threads, scrunchies, headbands, and Kitengi animals. The purpose of the studio is to raise support for the CWI ministry projects so that CWI will not have to go to outside sources to continue its ministry into the future. The Craft Studio gives back to the community by offering free craft training to unemployed or underemployed women in the communities. These training can help empower women to generate their own income or add to their income to earn a living to help their families.
Here at Spearman Artisanry, we carry several of the items made by this ministry here in our Lynchburg locations as a way of supporting the work of Diana and the work of CWI.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
We have cards for every occasion thanks to Diana Ferrell with Compassionate Women Initiative in Uganda. Through her ministry, desperately poor women and families in Uganda get the medical attention and treatment that they need. Also, thousands of helpless widows every year are able to learn valuable life and job skills that include poultry farming and their craft studio. Every card you purchase goes toward helping this ministry (http://cwimission.org).
Thursday, July 11, 2019
She just recently wrote to us and said, "Thank you for your gift! Because of your contribution, I am one step closer to starting my ministry in Spain! I praise God for you and for your desire to support me and give towards the work He is accomplishing through international Christian education. Please pray for me as I continue to raise support and prepare to move, settle, and begin work in Spain.