A Grinding Halt

Imagine showing up for work this morning and being greeted by your employer telling you to go home. Not only could you not work today, or this week, but they were unsure when you would be able to come back to work.

That’s the reality at our sewing center in Calabasas right now. Last week the industrial generator fried the inverter that powers our Center and the work there. So for now, our seamstresses are out of work and will continue to be until we can find a solution.

The fix is really twofold… Immediately, we need to replace the inverter so that power can be turned back on at our center and the bunkhouses for where our U.S. teams stay. Then the next step is to replace the battery bank that holds a charge so we don’t have to constantly be running the generator.

The inverter will cost about $1700 to replace and the battery bank costs $250 per battery (there are a total of 10 batteries in the bank).  That’s around $4000 for everything.

So sure – that sounds like a large chunk of change, but we’ve never been lacking in anything we needed to move forward with what we felt God was doing with us. It just means we need to do some praying and working to figure this out together.

In trusting that God has this figured out, this is what we’re asking…

  1. Consider making an immediate gift to get the power back on there. Remember, the immediate need is to get the inverter back up and running ($1700), but anything will help. You donate online via PayPal here.
  2. Join our 3k fun run team and send out some support letters to help us reach our goal. There’s plenty of info here. If you’re out of town, you can still run it virtually. Register for the race, raise support, and you still get a shirt!
  3. Share, share, share… We just need to get the word out to the right people. If you can’t give, maybe God will use someone you pass it on to to meet the need.
  4. Pray and trust with us.

…they will know we follow Jesus by the way we take care of one another (our love)…