JUNE 2019
Our annual garage sale was held at Sacajawea Middle School in Federal Way on June 27-29.  As you can see from the picture, we had a lot of donations! We also had a lot of volunteers helping us pre-sort clothes, setting up at the school, assisting during the sale, and cleaning up at the end. We were able to clear everything out in 1 1/2 hours.  It is impossible to get a picture of the whole room, but we had cafeteria tables down both sides, plus tables along the wall, a large rack, and small racks between tables. Pictured above is the school secretary checking out a few items after everything was organized prior to the sale.  In addition to sixteen 5' racks, we also filled the double 30' rack (60' total) that we've been using in past years (the "x" frame in the back of the photo).  Some of our helpers served as "personal shoppers" by asking people if they wanted to hold items up front as they continued to shop. Others were straightening out tables and racks. Most clothes were just $1-$2, so people took advantage of the sales. One women bought 235 clothes! Even with all that shopping, we had over 7,000 lbs of clothes left over to start the clothing drive (see below). We thank all of our volunteers who helped in various ways.  We definitely could not have done this without you!  We still have a few items we'll put on ebay, but by the end of the sale, we were able to raise $6,134 for the Reach4Life program!


Our summer clothing drive is underway through the end of September. We collect clothes from individual donations and from various garage sales. An agreement with Savers (Value Village) gives us .25/pound for the clothes we bring in. We are now able to make several drop-offs to them during the summer, rather than holding everything until the end of the summer. We are collecting the same type of items as in the past - clothes, shoes, purses, belts, bedding (no pillows), backpacks, drapes, and fabric-y type stuff. Clothes left over from the garage sale brought in just under $1800, which kicks off the clothing drive. Please watch for garage sales in your neighborhood and ask for any leftover clothes, shoes, etc., or email us about any large sales that you become aware of. Donations can be dropped at 30020 2nd Ct. S., Federal Way, under the porch or in front of the garage doors if the weather is good. Donation receipts can be taken from a bag on the porch. Funds raised from our clothing drive will support Reach4Life. Thanks for your help with this fundraiser!

Lesotho is a small, mountainous, landlocked country, completely surrounded by its much larger neighbor, South Africa. It has a population of about 2 million and has the second highest HIV prevalence rate in the world. Reach4Life training took place in June in Maseru. Pictured above are Tracy  and Ashley, who heard about the Reach4Life program while attending a Biblica conference in 2018 in Houston. Tracy is South African, born and raised in Cape Town. She and her husband met in Botswana as missionaries 15 years ago. They have been in Lesotho for 3 years and they see Reach4Life as a much-needed tool for the youth there. Tracy had already prepared 15 schools in different villages to start R4L prior to the training. Program director Thandy KaMavundla-Nazama and her husband, Pastor Emmanuel Nzama, were able to go to a few of the schools to greet the headmasters, who are eager for the program to start. The program will be carried out by local indigenous young people, some of whom are living in orphanages there. Tracy will help them with the administrative work of sending reports. Prior to the training, 1200 Reach4Life Bibles had been sent to begin the work there, and approximately 1000 have already been distributed. Thank you for your ongoing support, which has allowed expansion into the new country of Lesotho!  
During the Lesotho training, one woman broke down and c ried as one of the trainers taught about rape from material that Prevention Time had put together for inclusion in the manual. The training stopped while all held hands and prayed together. She then shared her story of being abused for years and how she had no one who she could share this with, and said this was the first time she was openly sharing about her abuse. As this material (included in the 2019 manual) is being taught, many young people who are going through similar abuse are coming forward to their Peer Educators for help. We are grateful that they can find freedom and healing through Christ and the support of others who care for them.   

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Lorna Packard
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