Few months ago, when the idea to create a cross project became a vision to us, there is one biggest question to ensure the project could run which is “who will buy the products?” The idea to empower the housewives to increase the nutrition infusion through doing their cultural mandate will eventually lost its hope.
But as it is written in the bible “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”
Php 4:6, thus we put the biggest question of “who will buy the products” to The Biggest Solution provider – our Lord Jesus Christ -.
As we put our anxious into prayer and thanksgiving unto Him, we decide to start the project. At the beginning this project, everything seems find. We start by sharing this project to a lot of people from local church diaconal to person in charge in Jalan Kaca. Not all responses are good, but we find that even in great barrier there is an “invisible” hand that allows us to keep run the project.
After a month delay from our plan, at last we can run the first phase of project, we conduct training to the housewives in Jalan Kaca. Hallelujah, we were accepted warmly by the woman’s fellowship there which leads by Mrs. Ira and Mr. Paul. After a short socialization, we can approach some mothers there to join the workshop which will be held every Saturday at 14.00-16.00.
We surprisingly found that a lot of mothers there doesn’t join national contraception program, we found there is a mother who have 6 children, and most of them have more than 2 children. With their low class economic background, it’s for sure having children more than 2 is a burden for them.
What is miracle? From the project we find, “Miracle is the conjunctions of many coincidence with one purposes to Glorify GOD.”
Another surprising event, we found there are already some housewives that were training by the local foundation to create the same cross key chain. Well, you can say that this coincidence, but for us it is miracle. What is miracle? From the project we find, Miracle is the conjunctions of many coincidence with one purposes to Glorify GOD.
To have a visit every Saturday is one difficulty, but God provide at least there is one of us can keep on visiting and training in jalan kaca. The workshop was attended by average 3-5 housewives. We held the training approximately 4-5 times and from the training we have some cross chain project. After we finished our training than the first questions in first paragraph came out.
But God speed and God Provide, the networking between members of cross project that has been built since the beginning of our project has allows us to have the 1st buyer. And we have deliver 10 Cross key chain to the buyer. Thanks to Dian, from the profit we buy 4 box of “IDEAL” milk by Nestle and we have delivers the milk to the Ms. Roulina (She is the 1st housewives that deliver 9 cross key chain). Actually the cost from 1st delivery is zero, because the material is leftover from training small group leadership in youth commissions (yes, we train the leader to make cross.).
And here is some pictures :
Figure 2, Ms. Roulina the 1st deliverer
Figure 3. 10 Cross Key chain ready to deliver
Figure 4. Dian the 1st buyer
Figure 5. The 1st distribution