Follow us to South Africa January 13 2010

Thank you for your continued interest and support of Beaded Hope. Just a quick note to let our loyal fans know that we (myself and Heather Sampson) are leaving for South Africa tomorrow! We will be gone for 2 weeks but we won't be out of touch. New for 2010, we will be updating our status on Facebook on a daily basis. We have an official Beaded Hope Facebook page, and if you become a Fan you can follow us throughout our trip. I promise to post immediately if I see a lion on the safari! South AfricaWe've got lots to do while we're in South Africa including: Visiting the artists in their homes Visiting with Mrs. Tshabalala and the AIDS orphans that she cares for in her home Hiring new artists Meeting with local business owners Setting up new business procedures Browsing the open air markets looking for new product inspiration Developing new products Attending church in the township Eating pap, ox tail stew and any other traditional South African dishes that we can sink our teeth into Shopping for a few gifts for our friends and family that made this trip possible And, of course, going on safari We hope you will follow our journey through our new Facebook page, and look forward to sharing our experiences and new products when we return. Just click here to go to our Facebook page and become a fan.

The pillar of the world is hope. Kanuri proverb