Monday, July 2, 2012

Celeste’s vision

A year ago, we met a lovely group of people from Vic.  They stayed with us for a short time, and while here they visited Bellekria.   Celeste was one of them.  Not only did she bless us with her very caring heart and fun/friendly attitude but she also grasped the needs of women in regards to the cloth pads we were making. 

On returning to Australia she spoke with a few womens groups and put together a power point.  She encouraged women to sponser one complete cloth pad  set for one Timorese woman every month.   Since she returned to Australia she has forwarded donations which have allowed us to distribute pads to many women in rural/remote areas of Timor.

.Recently she had a vision to hold an event in her local Community Centre.  A number of other energetic and generous people have pulled together to support her dream and she is holding an evening in Hastings VIC. 


It has been astonishing for me! A fundraising event solely for the production and distribution of cloth pads – the reason why Bellekria first began.  It is so exciting for me that others would see the pressing need and put so much of themselves into assiting!

Obrigada Barak (thankyou very much) Celeste, and all the others that have helped arrange this event, and everyone who attends/supports the foundational dream of Belekria.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

First an explanation

I am so so sorry that updates have been so few and far between.   It actually does not reflect the activities and developments for Bellekria.

My excuses and explanations are briefly and humbly offered below….

1. First and most frustrating has been the sad failings of out local internet access.  The past 2 months have been very difficult to get any internet access,  which for me has meant that when, on the rare times it works efficiently, I must prioritise and unfortunately, perhaps wrongly, this Bellekria blog has been down a few pegs on the list, HOWEVER, we have just discovered a way for me to create the blog here at home and Samuel can then upload it through another internet system at his work.  So in theory that should mean I will be updating the blog every 2 weeks or so.

2. Only second because it hasn't impacted on my internet access so much….

I am  very VERY happy to announce I am pregnant with our 3rd child.  Its been a long awaited blessing, and all 4 of us are very excited!  I am coming towards 3 months, so am beginning to stabilise a bit, but for the last 5 weeks i have been quite nauseas and basically needing to eat a meal every 2 hours all day.  I have also been very tired and exhausted physically, so it has been a major effort for me to teach the kids all day, and then I kind of crash in the afternoon and often go to bed at the same time or even before the kids do!

I am hoping that in another month I will feel less fragile, and will have more energy to devote to my broader tasks – such as bellekria!