Newsletter

January 2015  

We want to invite you to Pray with a Mission!  As we work together to ‘change lives’, I believe the most important aspect is putting God first and asking for His covering , direction and helping us through personal and organizational growth.

The Armor of God

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. …18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.   

Each month, the East Bay Church in Berkley holds a prayer meeting and prays for each of us.  I thought how great it would be if all of our donors would also pray!

Personal Prayer Requests:

  1. Kigen Teimuge - Please pray for work and family relationships. And personally for the insurance to be able to compensate my car.
  2. Christine Mossman - Wedding preparations. and even more so for the preparations for a good, healthy, God-centered marriage
  3. Christina Gaulton - For me as I’m in school and making sure I work on prioritizing my time between work, school and personal life so that I make sure I give each section the time it deserves and the quality of work that is necessary.
  4. Kathy Gaulton - Medical checkups for this year
  5. Caroline Sakanashi – I become more organized and am able to focus on one task at a time. I also need prayer in the area of continued health as I attempt to lose weight.
  6. Kiki Honda -To recognize and understand who God has created me to be and to strive towards that. 

Heavenly Treasures Prayer Requests:

  1. Completing 2014 year end financials
  2. Heavenly Treasures Board Meeting at the end of January
  3. Distribution Center – finding an appropriate location
  4. Starting work in 5 new countries!

Thank you!

Kathy Gaulton

   

 

 

 


June 2014

Thank you so much for being a part of the Heavenly Treasures ministry! Below are a few FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about Heavenly Treasures. I hope this helps you understand more about our ministry. Please use this information as you share about HT with your family and friends!

What is the difference between Heavenly Treasures and Shop With A Mission?
Heavenly Treasures is a micro enterprise ministry and a registered public 501(c)3 organization. We are incorporated and have a board of directors and advisory board. Shop With A Mission is the retail division of Heavenly Treasures, including the storefront, online sales and also the service mark.

What is a micro enterprise?
It is a small business, often with less than 5-6 employees. In developing countries, micro-enterprises are the vast majority of the small business sector—a result of the lack of jobs available for the poor. Sometimes whole communities and villages can be impacted by one business and these micro enterprises add to a country's economy— creating jobs and enhancing income.

Do you give micro loans?
No, we focus on micro enterprise and livelihood project development.

How many countries do you work in and how many projects do you work with?
Heavenly Treasures now has projects in 17 countries and we work with over 1,000 artisans. Since each artisan supports up to 10 family members, our ministry is impacting over 10,000 lives.

What does it mean that 100% of the sale proceeds are reinvested back into the livelihood projects?
Each project has its own account in our bookkeeping system where we can track their progress. The main way we reinvest funds is through purchasing more products. By doing this, it helps ensure the artisans have ongoing business and a sustainable income. When possible, funds are designated for special needs, equipping seminars and equipment.

If 100% of the proceeds go back to the projects, how do you operate?
Heavenly Treasures operates on a donor-supported infrastructure. We are capitalized through donations, grants and other charitable funding from churches and individuals, such as yourself!

Thank you so much for you continued support to Heavenly Treasures! You’re equipping us and changing lives throughout the world!

Every product represents a changed life,
Kathy