WIS NEWSLETTER

Women InSpirit, Inc.

Supporting and empowering women globally

to become all God has called them to be.



YAPRIL 2024

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WE ARE "SPRINGING"

INTO OUR 10th YEAR AS A 501(c)3!



"I believe educating myself at the higher level would expose me to greater ideas and knowledge to also help my society, especially women. With the help of God and with your help, I am very much convinced that I would become the woman I want to be one day."- Sarah, Freshman in Navrongo, Ghana.

Message from Our President


"Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed... Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders." — Henry David Thoreau

Greetings friends! It is springtime again and I am always amazed at how the blossoms of Spring --with all their color -- fill my heart with hope and gladness. The girls we support are also filled with hope for continued support and gladness for the opportunities given them by Women InSpirit, Inc. 

I would like to plant that seed for your support of Women InSpirit, Inc. Soon we will be mailing letters requesting your financial assistance again this year. For those of you who are not on our mailing list, but receive our Newsletters, we ask you – all of you – for either a first-time commitment or a RENEWAL of your support to Women InSpirit, Inc. No amount is too small and every gift makes a difference in the lives of those we support. Please visit our website to make a tax-deductible donation today. We are only able to do what we do with the support of our donors. I have great faith in this seed. 

We continue to pray for each of you and we ask for your prayers in return. Blessings to you and yours.

Jennifer Appling

President, WIS

BOLGATANGA

GRADUATING CLASS

GRADUATES: Asedare, Cynthia, Faustina, Francisca, Frieda, Jessica, Gloria, Mary.

ANNOUNCING: 8 Students at Women InSpirit Tailoring School in Bolgatanga Ready to Graduate on Sunday,

APRIL 28.

We are so excited and extremely proud of our seamstresses!


Eight of our 2024 class of students are preparing to graduate in a regional graduation ceremony this weekend on April 28. They are really excited but like all graduates, are anxious about the unknown future! They are in good hands though and have a lot of support from Melisah (our partner), their teacher (Asofoma), and all their classmates. We have helped them create a community of friends they can rely on each other for support as they move forward with their lives.


We will be looking forward to watching each of the girls as she creates a living with her tailoring skills with her graduation gift- a brand new pedal sewing machine.


A new class of students will begin shortly after graduation. They are waiting patiently for their turn to begin as many have been hanging around learning to measure and cut patterns. They seem to have a head start.

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NOTE: All donations are tax-deductible

100% of profits go to educating young women.


(L-R) Vera, then Gladys, Juliana, Benedicta, Rose and Freda


"These lovely young ladies are focused, determined, intelligent, respectful, God -fearing, one big family, and very grateful to God for giving them this unique opportunity of sponsorship through Women lnSpirit (WIS).They wish to extend their appreciation to WIS for coming to their aid and pray the Lord bless Women InSpirit always."- From Cecilia Ampadu, one of our partners at KNUST

KNUST (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana

OUR BASKETS AWAIT SHIPPING

Melisah, our partner in Bolgatanga, not only is our feet on the ground for Women InSpirit Tailoring School and four college girls there, she also fills orders of baskets for us so we can sell here for profit. She does a great job! Maribeth will be bringing home 7 bags of baskets in May! Be sure to watch for updates on our next Annual Fundraiser (Raise 'N Graze) on November 2.

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COST OF EDUCATION

Events

SAVE THE DATE!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: November 2, 2024 Riverbend Country Club, Sugar Land. We are looking forward to celebrating in this new venue!

FACEBOOK: INSTAGRAM

If you do not follow us now on Facebook, please FOLLOW NOW! Maribeth and her husband, Orin will be posting from their trip to Ghana beginning May 20.

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acknowledge the passing of a friend or loved one.

Please consider supporting us when looking for a way

to "Pay it forward".

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Board of Directors

WIS BOARD:

President: Jennifer Appling

Vice President: Martha Wagner

Treasurer: Kelly Boyd

Financial Secretary: Jerilyn Lewis

1st Member-at-Large:Michele Wohlwend

2nd Member-at-Large: Katie Lewis Thomsen

Member: Donna Wheeler

Founder, Ex-Officio, Secretary: Maribeth Anderson

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Women InSpirit is run by

women, for women.

YEARLY EDUCATION COSTS

  • College- $2800-3000
  • All college fees include stipends for tuition, lodging, feeding, books, medical
  • Tailoring School- $1500
  • Tailoring fees include machine, stipends for transportation, fabrics and notions, hot daily lunch, and maintenance of sewing machines.

Email: womeninspirit@oaco.net