Your Noonday Ambassador is Kristen Gilliss
Hi!! Thanks for stopping by! My name is Kristen, wife to one amazing guy, momma to 4 (almost 5!) precious kiddos & daughter of The King!
Summer 2009, our family of 4 embarked on a journey that would forever change our lives. We had always felt the nudge from God that our family of 4 was not done growing & adoption was always in the forefront of our minds & conversations.
Once we handed the driver seat over to God, we knew what was next!! Our family was growing through International Adoption. And, He was in complete control!
July 2010, we stepped off a plane in this country called Ethiopia. (writing these words today, still gives me goosebumps!) We spent 9 days in this beautiful country with our two sons. We not only fell in love with our boys, but we fell in love with their birth country. Those 9 days we spent in ET left an imprint on our family & our hearts...we knew we would never be the same. After returning home, we knew God was not done with us...He never is!!! So, we are ecstatic to say..we are headed back to the country that holds a chunk of our heart & also that holds our daughter we are waiting to meet:)
One of the first concerns we had when we stepped forward in adopting was finances...sound familiar??? After so many friends, family & people we have yet to meet... poured their love, prayer, encouragement, financial help over our family, I knew I wanted to give back in a way that would help other adoptive families & others in Ethiopia & beyond.
So, one afternoon, another adoptive parent mentioned Noonday to me...I searched for their site & was hooked!!!!!
I absolutely love the Noonday mission....
"At Noonday Collection, we want to give women in all seasons of life the opportunity to earn extra income while creating a pathway out of poverty for the artisans who hand make every item we sell. We create a marketplace for these artisan's, providing them with needed income that can prevent children from becoming orphans. We also help families raise money for orphans that need homes. Through a transparent shopping experience, customers will learn the story behind their purchases and how they, too, can be a voice for the oppressed."
I want to be that voice!! Are you with me???
Enjoy your time browsing through the beautiful products & please take the time to read through the artisans stories.
- love & be loved. Kristen
"And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness and your night will become like the noonday!"