If you joined us for the Radical Read-Along you might have heard a little story about a belt. You can read the longer, better version here, but in a nutshell, Amy, a Radical Reader-Along, bought a cute little belt at Anthropologie for $28. She was tickled pink over her shiny belt, but as she sat down to write her Radical post for that week, conviction washed over her. With the poor all around her, she had spent money on something she’d probably wear just a handful of times.
And she knew what she had to do. What she wanted to do.
She decided to sell the belt for $28 and give the money to blood:water mission so that 28 Africans could have clean water for a year. Her friend Dani immediately offered to buy it. But it didn’t end there. God gave them an idea to pass this shiny little belt from sister to sister all over the country.
And the Sisterhood of the Traveling Belt was born.
You get the belt, you wear the belt, you write in a journal, you give $28 to blood: water mission, you send the belt to the next sister on the list. It’s so simple.
To date, 48 women have signed up to join the blood:water belt sisterhood. If my calculator’s correct, that’s $1344.00 given so that 1344 of God’s children in Africa can have clean water to drink for a year.
Can I get a WHOOP WHOOP!!!
Here’s me in the belt. If you know me at all, you know that wearing a belt is WAY, and I mean WAY, out of my comfort zone. I put it on for the picture and then off it came.
The “Blessed” shirt I’m wearing was a gift from my friend Jackie, owner of Dress Blessed. She donated some beautiful items to help us raise money for Cambodia last summer and then sent me a couple goodies of my very own. Jackie donates part of her proceeds to feeding hungry kiddos. Man, I love these women’s hearts!
And if you want to see the darlingest little preggo ever (who happens to be related to me) sporting the belt, click here.
Looking for a small step you can take to make a difference? Join the Sisterhood of the Traveling Belt!
And for you guys, I totally apologize. If you’re feeling left out, maybe you should start your own little band of brothers. The Brotherhood of the Traveling Ball Cap? Suspenders? Coffee Mug?
p.s. Please keep praying for Joanne. And for her sweet Audrey and Emma who start back to school today. Thank you!!