You're looking at a picture of our new cloth diapers, soon to arrive! I contacted Rachel from www.envibum.com with some questions about their products. She was quick to respond and offered to sponsor our family for our new baby's cloth diapers! I was so excited! It's not often that you find a great family-run company that exists solely to serve God's purposes. As Rachel said, "This is truly God's company, and we are just trying to be good stewards of what He has entrusted us with...We want God to be able to use envibum for His kingdom."
Here is her story:
I am a mother of three with our 4th on the way. I started cloth diapering 13 years ago with my first. I have been a streamstress for over 20 years making everything from custom wedding dresses to drapes. My daughter was my first to try my handcrafted diapers and I had a lot of years to perfect the design. I am a practical parent with a focus on natural. So I have always used cotton for my baby's bum. Easy wash and care was and is a must for my family.
Early last year I was rocking our newborn son while praying for some of our friends as the Lord lead. I felt God telling me to make and sell the diapers I had made for all my children. I said out loud, "Is that You Lord?" It was such a clear thought that I was either going crazy or I was being given a vision and an assignment. I said, "OK God lets talk about it." So I as I sat rocking and praying I blurted out the name "envibum" and then laughed out loud at the realization that I was just given the name of our new company. I told my sister first about all that I was feeling. I knew I had to run it by her as a litmus test before telling my husband how our life was going to change forever. She was so excited and as we talked I jokingly said, "ya, our tag line should be helping families grow healthy, wealthy, and dry." She responded with, "yes, it should be!" I sat my husband down and told him the news that God was calling us to make diapers.(I laugh now at how little I knew about what God had in store for us.) My husband was on board immediately and as we talked we got more and more excited! We got to work right away and everything fell into place.
We have mostly grown from word of mouth. We have an awesome group of moms that have lended their babies and time for testing and perfecting. We now ship our diapers all over the world. Our focus is babies' health and helping families. We love the benefits of saving the Earth but feel investing in people's lives is where God's heart is. We use the highest quality of fabrics and my perfectionism in sewing comes out in our quality checks all along the way. We have wonderful seamstresses who put their love into each diaper as much as their talent. We are blessed to have families cloth diaper with envibum. We are doubly blessed to be able to give to those in need at the same time! We are always prayerfully looking for new ways to give. Giving monetarily with each diaper purchased and giving a mom4mom cover to a mom and baby in need with each one purchased encourages us to get the word out about envibum. We truly are thankful for all our envibum parents and worldwide family. God bless.
Isn't she awesome? I felt so encouraged yesterday, meeting a complete stranger who shares our heart for helping the hurting. We are looking forward to possibly partnering with envibum diapers in the future to help diaper babies in Karamoja. Although diapers are not the most expensive need on our list, I feel so encouraged and blessed by God's provision for everything we need :)
This morning I met my friend, Mike, for prayer. We talked for awhile before praying about needs, concerns, things God was teaching us and the like. One of my concerns has been our preparation for Uganda. We only have 4 months left before we leave and so much to do. Things have been moving so slowly that at times I feel like God is not answering our prayers or acting on our behalf.
It was during our visit this morning that I saw the image in my head of Jesus sleeping in the boat during the storm (I know this to be from God). The waves are all around, the boat is about to capsize, the disciples are about to drown, and Jesus is sleeping! Are you kidding me? One of the disciples must have felt the way that I do because he says, "Teacher, don't you care if we drown?" Jesus gets up, calms the storm and makes a little speech about their lack of faith. The disciples are amazed at his sovereignty over even nature! I realized for the first time this morning that they never would have grasped the fullness of who Jesus was and his power had he not slept and waited, had their situation not become so desperate.
So here I am, humbled now. My attitude has changed. "Jesus, sleep if you want. In fact, take a good long siesta for both of us because with my four kids, I'm not getting one." A lesson in faith for me.
New Website Up and Running!
Ok, so this is the section of the website where we will be updating information about what's going on with us in Karamoja. We would love to hear from you too, so feel free to comment so we can dialogue some on the blog.
Kenneth and Kristi Williams
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