Dave and I received this email this morning and asked permission from Heather to share it all with you!
HI Darlene & David,
My name is Heather Guay and I am the director of volunteers for the Madhav Ghimire Foundation! I went on the recent trip to Nepal to visit the scholarship girls and present them with their scholarships, school supplies,and their Zuni Spirits fetishes.
The Nepalese people are very spiritual and as you may know, they have many gods and many different beliefs and customs about spirits and gods...I was a bit nervous as to how they may perceive the fetishes at first....I did not know if they would think they were some "foreign" gods or something....I was thrilled when I saw just how much they adored their fetish gifts! The girls handled them with exquisite care and they adored them. The other children in the villages at each school were intrigued with these fetishes as well and they gathered around to see them. I wondered what they were thinking as they viewed the beautiful little carved treasures.
I just wanted to let you know that your gifts were/are so appreciated. I wanted to share with you what I saw and experienced and how truly your gifts made a difference in lives far across the ocean! I will return this summer to teach English in several of our villages. I will look for the fetishes to find out how they are doing... :D
We've marked down eight of our sale items even MORE! We understand that these are scary times .. and we appreciate each and every sale. And we, like you, are watching our pennies and dimes. THIS TOO SHALL PASS, so hang in there!
Darlene & Dave