Whew! The blog box is getting dusty. Jamie’s pancreatitis really threw us off our blogging and newsletter groove! But don’t worry, we’re on the rebound and coming back strong. A brief update on Jamie…
The doctors say that he’s on the mend and may not need surgery, which is good, because for a while they were promising to take out is pancreas, gallbladder and probably spleen. Although that could still be the possible outcome, for now, they seem to think his body is doing some self-healing. We’re all crossing our fingers that the “perfect storm” that his pancreas got caught up in is on it’s way to the sunniest of days! For now he’s feeling like his old self again and back at it full steam. domain ip . Thanks to many people who pitched in to help, and patient customers, we were still able to meet everyone’s jewelry needs while he was down, and get the studio back open in November. Ip on the same subnet . As a matter of fact, as of a couple weeks ago, we’re even open on Sundays now. You can stop by the studio any time Wednesday to Sunday from 11-6pm!
Looking back, there’s only been one post on here since May, and that was back in November. An update is definitely overdue! Since our last post, our customer base has increased significantly, sales have been growing, our representative RD Smith visited Baraka Orphanage in Kenya and reported back good news about growth, and we’ve been able to send more than $1000 over to help with the orphanage’s development. You can check out our Facebook Pagefor pictures from RD. Our Kenyan friend Charles assures us that the big building will be fully furnished this month, and some of the money we sent will go toward purchasing more land for agricultural and farming development. As you can see from the picture in this post, there is a cow that customers from Baraka Gemstones and Jewelry helped to buy. There are a few others roaming around a harvested corn field that we helped to plant. We are so excited to be able to say that every dollar spent with Baraka Gemstones and Jewelry really DOES go to helping at Baraka Orphanage! We are hoping to have the core facility built and secure in 2014 so that we can begin introducing kids into the program. In future blog posts and newsletters we will share more about how things are coming together in Kosele, Kenya.
One last thing we want to mention that you might be interested in knowing about…
In case you haven’t heard, there is a very special sports team here in Seattle that has a BIG game coming up on February 2nd. Do you know what we’re talking about? That’s right…the SUPER BOWL! Our very own Seattle Seahawks made it to the big showdown, and like the rest of this city, we’re ECSTATIC!! In celebration of our beloved Seahawks, and to say thanks to the 12th man who follows the team and Baraka Gemstones and Jewelry, we are doing a Seahawks Super Bowl Give-A-Way! Check out our Facebook Page for more details. Every time the Seahawks score…YOU WIN!! Play along the day of the game, and see if you can win some FREE fine jewelry. Spread the word ok?
In closing today, thanks to all of you for your patience with our pause on posting. Although we don’t post often anyway, we want you to know that we hope to be more consistent in the months/years ahead. Stop by the studio sometime and say hi. And if there is anything we can do for you in find jewelry, don’t hesitate to ask!
Baraka “Blessing” to you.
The Baraka Gemstones and Jewelry Team