Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Spa Day

Last Saturday we had a Spa Day...and it was amazing! We had about 50 people here--mostly women and girls. We served them food and just spent the day treating them to a spa. We soaked and massaged their feet, pedicures, manicures, did facials, paraffin wax and a make-over (with our resident Clinique advisor).

Everyone enjoyed it so much and wanted us to do another one soon! We came up with the idea b/c we received hundreds of donations of spa items (nail polish, emery boards, lotion, etc.) from Christmas in August and we knew God had a plan for it all. We wanted a day for them to feel special and loved.

I think they felt that--many said to me that they were so used to taking care of other people that it was nice to be taken care of for once. I shared with them Psalm 139 and told them how they were beautiful, worth living their dreams and LOVED...and told them how much God loves them.

We have such a wonderful atmosphere at Baptist Friendship House--and we know its completely b/c of Him, but I know that many women see that when they come--they see Jesus. Today a lady from Spa Day came back to take a computer class and I said to her,

"Hey, you came back!"

She said, "Yes, it (meaning Friendship House) got to me. I had to come back."


Sandie said...

What a wonderful thing to do for these folks! Also the blog is a great way to keep folks updated and interested. Thanks for taking the time to do that. I know you already have a pretty busy day.

Baptist Friendship House said...

Thanks, Sandie for your words. Yes we keep busy but we do want to keep you all updated. Without all your support we wouldn't be able to do what we do everyday. I just want to get better at keeping you guys all in the "loop". I think this will be such a better way--Why didn't I think of it earlier?? ;)

Sarah said...

I am so excited about your blog...and so glad that I get to be a small part of what you all do at the Friendship House. I'm sure the future will bring me more and more opportunities to serve with you all.

Love you all!