Nettie was a full time employee, in 2000, for a candle manufacturing company in the Overberg area in the Western Cape. At that time the Department of Labour identified this specific area as one with a very high rate of unemployment. They then identified various skilled individuals in the area to train those who were unemployed, and so they selected Nettie. She thought it would be an easy and quick assignment. But after the assignment was complete the 4 ladies that she trained told her that it would be unfair of her to train them and then just leave them. Nettie, who has an amazing heart and passion for uplifting others, took this opportunity to teach these ladies further. While still working a full-time job, she would take time before work, during her lunch breaks and then again after work helping the ladies paint items and then try and sell them to earn an income for them. She managed to this for a year. From her own personal savings, she then took the opportunity to purchase a small ceramic factory in Cape Town, but not wanting to uproot the ladies from their own homes, she then moved all the equipment in the factory to the small Overberg town. Seven years ago, while on annual holiday, we by chance walked into the world of Nettie and her small group of ladies, and ever since then, we have seen the exponential growth of the factory as well as the individuals involved in the painting of these items. Today this project employs anywhere between 20-30 staff (depending on the time of year). The ladies earn their wage per item that they paint, and most of them are the sole breadwinners for their households. essay GIFTS is so proud of being associated with the passion that keeps Nettie and the team of ladies painting and growing year after year.
• Describe opening presents.
• How I felt opening presents, eating delicious food, and spending time with family and friends.
• Describe the Christmas spirit or Christmas energy.
• Describe who you celebrate Christmas with. What makes them unique or special to celebrate with?
• Describe the sights, sounds, and smells of when you first walk out to the tree on Christmas morning.
• Describe how the anticipation and excitement of Christmas makes you feel.
• Describe the sights, sounds, and smells of Christmas.
Colón and Field compare When God Writes Your Love Story to Derek Prince 's God Is a Matchmaker , and argue that Prince's book better expresses the concept that God allows some people to receive their soulmates quickly, while requiring others to undergo a long wait. While the Ludys' book suggests that it is worth waiting for a soulmate because the wait indicates a better prize, Colón and Field favour Prince's reasons for advocating waiting for one's soulmate, which are that doing so tests one's faith and that "God has required many of His choicest servants to wait long periods for the fulfillment of His promise or purpose."