photo-9Victory Life Church in Atoka, Oklahoma, is home church to LEAP volunteer Janet Ortega. Janet and her daughter, Jessica, traveled with our medical team to Haiti last fall for the first time. This experience forever changed Janet, and since then, she has become an extraordinary ambassador for LEAP, getting involved in a multitude of ways within our organization. One such way, Janet has wanted to help the Haitian children in the local orphanages, so aside from collecting food, diapers, formula, and other such items, Janet shared her story with her church family to see if they could help.Answering Janet’s prayer, a lovely woman named Patricia, who has a huge heart for both mission work and helping children, said, “Let’s get together a sewing team to make clothing items for the orphans!” This was how it all started in Atoka! Now, there are six loving sewing souls who meet at Harmony Baptist Church under the direction of Patricia who regularly get together and sew until their hearts are full. These ladies feel renewed and blessed; some of them had even lost their sense of purpose until they dusted off their sewing machines. Patricia and her sewing squad have already sewn enough clothes for Haitian babies to fill two trunks. Now, they are sewing patient medicine bags and other items for LEAP to take on mission trips. God’s grace is amazing!