Time to Breathe Easy

The sign is ready...Lord willing, the community will follow.

ASHA means HOPE.

Some of you already know, one aspect of my husband's job here in London is to work with Asha Charities. Asha has been operating a charity shop in a London suburb near Heathrow Airport for 6 years now, and it has been a wonderful presence in the community it serves. John was given the job of helping establish and run a second Asha Shop up here in our neighborhood. Finally, after months of searching for a location, negotiating a lease, doing lots interior repairs and painting, and finally merchandising the shop...Asha #2 officially opened yesterday for business.

I snapped these pictures today when the boys and I stopped by on a rainy Saturday to visit John as he worked. He is managing the new shop, so I'm sure we'll end up visiting, volunteering, and otherwise hanging out there a lot in the months to come. I was so glad that I could document these days with pictures. It was very exciting for everyone here. I haven't posted more than one picture on a day since I started this blog but I will make an exception today. Enjoy!

Proceeds from the Asha Charity Shops goes to projects and agencies in and throughout India.

A shot of the donated punjabi suits in their splendid colors!

The boys lending their dad a little support today. I think he will be recruiting them to work.

Thanks for all your continued prayer for our family. We are grateful for all of you.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you and your husband on opening the shop! He looks happy to have finally reached opening day. Or is that just because his crumb crunchers are sharing the frame with him? :-)

I pray God's blessing on your family's endeavours there.

Anonymous said...

To use the classic Jack/Samuel expression, "Saweeeet!"

Love you guys,

kenju said...

I am sure it will be a success. It's so colorful and neat. Will it stay that way? LOL
That's a good photo of the guys.

Mustang said...

Congrats on the shop.. God bless and lead you guys as you work towards His plans..


eurorebs said...

Yay!!! That's so exciting!! I saw some great pictures of you, the new Asha shop, John, etc. today. Matt and I grew up in the same church (his sister is one of my best friends), and he and Jen were speaking today. I am so excited for you all and can't wait to see what else God will do. Much love and prayers!