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BtA Artisan and Family Grieving the Loss of Infant Son

June 17, 2015

June 17, 2015 We received such sad news today. One of our Artisans and family is grieving the passing of their 8-day-old son. Words cannot describe the depth of their loss emotionally. We are grieving with them and ask our BtA supporters to pray for this family.  Burial fees are often a source of great financial stress on a family in Africa, in addition to the deep sorrow they are experiencing. Contributing to the BtA Artisan Disaster Relief Fund is a tangible way we can support them in their time of loss. Now through August 31, 2015, any donations to the fund will go to support the financial needs of this family. Please prayerfully consider how you can help.

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Saying Goodbye to Mama James

February 11, 2015

Salome Wangui, known to us as “Mama James,” passed away this week following a severe asthma attack. Salome was a wife, mother to 12 children, and a Back to Africa bead artisan. She was a shy person, but was always ready with a smile. The last time I was with her she was literally jumping for joy – a sight I will never forget.   Mama James and her family came to the area where they currently live following the tribal clashes in Kenya in 2007-2008. During that time the family lost their home and livelihood, and lived temporarily in an IDP Camp (temporary refuge camps set up for Internationally Displaced People). Upon leaving the camp, the family found a home...

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Help our Artisan Mary rebuild her life

March 08, 2014

Our artisan, Mary, experienced a fire in her home on March 5, which destroyed most of her possessions. Our featured items for March, found on our website home page,  are all assembled by Mary.  She is an important part of our team. Purchase any of these items between now and March 17th with the code "MARY" and 50% of your purchase will go to help Mary rebuild her life.   You may also make a donation to our NEW disaster relief fund, which will allow us to help Mary and other artisans in a time of crisis. The items listed here in the March Makeover collection will apply to the relief fund. ( Check back with us for updates as we look forward...

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Book Launch Party with FREE BtA Giveaway!

May 14, 2012

When: May 15, 2012 7:30-9:00 PM CST Who: You! Join fiction lovers from all across the country, as well as your host, Rel Mollet, and get to know our four debut authors, each launching their storytelling careers this month: Beth Vogt – Wish You Were Here – Simon & Schuster Dani Pettrey – Submerged – Bethany House Katie Ganshert – Wildflowers from Winter – Waterbrook Press Olivia Newport – The Pursuit of Lucy Banning – Revell What: A live, worldwide, online party. Right here on Relz Reviewz.

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