here, here, and here). You know that I am, Lord willing, heading to China and India this summer on a long dreamed about trip. This trip is both personal and missional. I have thought hard and prayed long about how to raise the necessary funds. I have consulted with a number of friends who have generously offered their treasures and now I am pleased to welcome you to Beth's Bapatla Bazaar: An Art and Fine Handcraft Auction with a wide variety of things, lovely and all handmade.
If you've ever visited a developing country, you know that shopping is done mostly in open-air markets. In India, these markets are called bazaars. Why is this the Bapatla Bazaar? Because the orphanage where we'll spend about two weeks in India is in Bapatla. Thanks to dear Kandyce for the name and this lovely header photo which was taken in the bazaar in Hyderabad, another place we'll stay for a day or two while in India.
My next post will list the 25 items up for auction. If you would like to help me on my way, join in and place a bid on the item of your choice. Check back often to see if you have the high bid, keep bidding, and help raise the funds needed for this China/India trip.
If you are interested in simply giving a gift, email me at email@example.com and I'll tell you how you can do that.
I am humbled and so thankful, in advance, for all of you who will join in the fun and help to make this trip a reality.