Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Hey guys! We are about to visit the Nest again this Sunday night! I am not sure what time we are meeting at my church to leave, but I will post when I know so keep checking back! Friday night we are having a bag making party at my house, ladies only! We will have a spend the night party as we work on making bags.. I am unsure of how many we will make but if we finish early, it will be okay! We will do a bible study this time, I am unclear on what but it has been on my heart to do one this time. Suggestions are welcome. [= Not only will we make bags, we will decide on our next step. I want everyone to pray about this. The guys, and girls who aren't coming, need to e-mail me ideas. Once I have ideas we will vote on it. I will send out an e-mail to those who were not there to vote. I might even make a poll online, who knows. Ha ha. Friday night we can meet at my house between 5 and 5:30. If you want to attend and have something else to do let me know and you can definitely show up later! I want as many girls that want to come, to come! We will make room for us all in the living room.. Ha ha. Everyone needs to bring a snack food, like a bag of chips or something with them for us to eat. I expect a lot of girls this time. I can provide the drinks but everyone can bring food so that we can eat as we work. Also, we can make a taco bell run if you guys want. You can carpool with each other to my house. I will give directions if you e-mail me! If there is a problem about how you will get there, ask me and I will find you a way! I'm excited girls, we will have a blast.

I am so sorry guys that there hasn't been much for you. It's hard to make bags during the weekend at my house since an adult may not be able to be there at all times. Next time I will find a way! We might need to go to someone else's house, which is okay. Don't forget to e-mail me guys!

If anyone wants to volunteer now, e-mail me! I need your name, number, and e-mail. That's it.. You can be involved. Ha ha. I need as many teens [and younger] as I can get!

Keep Nicole and I in your prayers. We have our interview with the Leeds News tomorrow.

God bless,

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Hey guys! Wow I have so many updates.

We made our first set of hygiene bags and God was moving SO much this last weekend. The girls who helped were: Laura Driggers, Brittany Williams, Brooke Williams, Kelsey Thompson, Stevie Thompson, and Nicole Bryan. They are awesome. I thank God so much for them.

I'm going to start off with making the bags.
Every girl but Nicole spent the night. She had family plans. She came the next morning. That night we did inventory and counted donations and what Nicole and I had bought. When we did this we realized we did not have near enough toothpaste, shampoo, or chapstick. Now, let me tell you guys how expensive chapstick is!!! O_O When we did this we went to Wal-Mart, which was around 9 o'clock. This was a fun trip. People looked at us like we were crazy. When we left, we went to Taco Bell.
The next morning was when God kicked it up a notch, haha. We started making bags. Originally, we had planned to make 120. Hal averages around 100 people at The Nest, so this was our goal. For some unknown reason when we finished we all looked at each other and said, "We have to do more!!!!" God had placed it on our hearts. We still don't know why honestly. So the seven of us went to Wal-Mart for shampoo and toothpaste. Once in line we went to pay and our cashier could not seem to count it out as the right total. Brittany decided to go buy Skittles in the line behind us and began talking to that cashier. Then, a lady came into line behind us. Our cashier started calling for her manager to come count out the money. We start talking to the lady behind us. She asked why we had so many toothpastes and shampoos. [62 to be exact haha] We gave our website to her and she told us she worked for Leeds News and could spotlight us!!! She gave us her number and said to call Monday. I did and now I am going next Thursday to interview with them. How awesome? We can get the word out here locally and get more help! Nicole is going with me, she has helped me out SO much it is unreal. She is a blessing. ANYWAY... that is not the most awesome part of the weekend by far. When we finished I gave our website to the cashier. Then, Brittany said the cashier behind us wanted to talk to me. I talked to her and found out her father was homeless. She thought that this was a good thing and told us she respected what we are doing. I gave her our website and told her we would do what we could to help her father. Then, outside there was a group of bikers raising money for children's cancer. We gave them our website and a donation. They e-mailed me Sunday saying they would help!

Now. Tell me God didn't do a ton in a 2 hour period!

Even better comes later though, promise.

We finished almost 200 bags, 193 to be exact. Wayyyyy awesome!

Sunday night was our night to go to the Nest and deliver. We get there and then find out the church who feeds them had cancelled due to weather. I'm not sure how many people were there because I'm bad at estimating but it was betwen 30-50 people. We had brought leftovers from our church's 101 class with us to give, a blessing from God. If not for that those people would have went hungry. We fed them and handed out bags. 17 teens and one 5th grader went with us. I'll post names later, I don't know everyones last names.

We go back to the church and decide to worship. It ends and two girls Ashley and Brooke call me to the back. They tell me they are ready to change and wanted to be saved. I prayed with them. This was amazing. I cried, for only God knows how long. I was SO happy. These girls are going to be MIGHTY warriors. I know it. Pray for them. [Sorry girls if I embarass you, I'm pumped!] They are going to help so many lives now that they are changing. It is the best thing that can happen to them. If you are reading this and don't know Jesus Christ as your savior.. E-mail me. He's there and He loves you more than you know and without him your life isn't as fulfilling as it can be. With Him you can be happy when there are thunderstorms because you know you have hope and someone is holding you ALWAYS! Spread_Hope09@yahoo.com E-mail me please. I want to share the greatest love I've ever known with you. [=

Wow, that is a lot of stuff for one blog. One last thing, I am working on a better looking website with FORUMS! So, if you are good with stuff like that e-mail me. [=

God Bless,

Monday, April 6, 2009


Hey guys! Sorry I am not updating a lot. I have been sooo busy. I have been e-mailing those who have given me their email adresses though. So I will start with what I've e-mailed out, but there is new stuff too.

The first e-mail was sent out after I spoke.

Hey guys! I want to thank all of you who were there last night. It stayed quiet and that helped me out a lot. I was nervous, I am not going to lie. I also want to say a huge thank you to those of you who kept it quiet out there. [= I have so much to say but I won't make this super long. But before I can say anything else we have two new members to our Christian family [who are recieving this email].. [= Remember guys as we make this project grow we need to make sure we keep each other held up and strong. We can't do this alone.

Now, I haven't updated the blog at this very moment. I am going to type up most of what I spoke on last night and make that a whole blog. Then, I am going to do one on what is coming up. I had a million craft ideas thrown at me last night. So don't get upset if I forget one. I bought blank cds today, 50. Someone had the idea of making worship/christian music cds. How awesome would that be? So I need you to email me a song and who sings it that you would like to see on this cd. If you have more than one... Trust me that is OKAY! lol. [=

Someone suggested shirts, if we can figure out how to do that.. It'd rock!
Also we had:
A Bake Sale
Hemp Bracelets
Springfest Booth- with face painting and crafts on sell!
Things to hang on your mirror in your car
Hairbows- Which I tried at first and failed at. So help is needed. [=
Fuzzy flip flops- with the fabric on the thong part
Car Wash

There were more but I can't remember everyone of them. I had so many thrown at me.
Also, I got two new colors of the bracelets. Camo color and orange. [= Camo should do well, especially at church.

Also, there is a chance we could have a booth set up at church during both services. Awesome right!? Which means I need people who can take turns doing that each week. Let me know.

This is longer than I expected but one last thing. If you are good at making awesome pictures, banners, or html.. Email me back telling me.

Thanks guys!
God Bless,

Some of that has changed since then.
If we can get our banner we will set up the booth officially this weekend. How awesome?
I need help with the banner. I hope we can have it but I haven't told them a design. Help me come up with one!

Also, if you aren't on the e-mail list notify me at spreadhope09@yahoo.com I will add you to it.
I know some people don't check their e-mails often so I will update on here too... But e-mail is easiest.

After Easter, I don't know when... We will have a craft day. I'll update you when I know more.
Also, I need songs for a cd. Send me your favorite Christian songs name and artist please!

Plus I need someone who can make this site look spiffy and nice.
Good with HTML or photoshop?
Let me know.

I think that's it for now...
Send me stuff guys!

God Bless,