What's In the Grab Bag: Thanking Our Vendors [Pt 1]
After wrapping up our April retreat a few weeks back, we can’t help but be so overwhelmed by how blessed this time was. There are countless people who worked behind the scenes to prepare and provide for this retreat, and it has not gone unnoticed! In particular, we are so incredibly grateful to all of our amazing vendors for their kindness and support. We want to give a massive ‘thank you’ to all of these brands & businesses who came alongside Delight to bless our attendees and fill their grab bags with incredible gifts. Here is a little bit about the heart of each one!
Ken Wytsma is a leader, innovator, and social entrepreneur respected for his insight and collaborative spirit. He is the president of Kilns College, where he teaches courses on philosophy and justice. He is the founder of The Justice Conference—an annual international conference that introduces men and women to a wide range of organizations and conversations relating to biblical justice and God’s call to give our lives away. Ken is a consultant and creative advisor to nonprofits and a sought after speaker on justice, church and culture. A church planter and lead pastor at Antioch Church, Ken lives in Bend, Oregon, with his wife, Tamara, and their four daughters.
Ken provided our girls with copies of his book Create Vs. Copy!
Since 2010, jessicaNdesigns has been creating hand stamped goodies of all kinds in our Ohio studio. Products range from our best selling coffee spoons and wedding keepsakes to personalized jewelry. What started out as a small hobby 6 years ago has quickly grown into a successful full time business and retail space in Sugarcreek, OH. Jessica taught herself how to make jewelry and stamp silverware in hopes of staying home with her children full time. Her love of coffee and quirky personality makes our coffee spoons one of her favorite things to create. Her best ideas start flowing with the third (or fourth!) cup! She loves to commemorate special times in people's lives with custom stamped pieces and is endlessly inspired by other creatives, wedding blogs and magazines, and, of course, coffee!
31 BITS is a socially-minded jewelry company using fashion and design to empower people to rise above poverty. Their products, like these bracelets, are beautiful, delicate, and SO adored by our girls!
Hosanna Revival was created on the idea that as people of a broken world, we are in desperate need of revival. We get excited by beauty. When something is new, pretty, and personal, it can become fun, exciting and yours.
Hosanna Revival excites people about scripture by creating a book that is as beautiful and personal as the story told on the inside. We believe that scripture can start a revival. Let's open the pages, and start one together.
One Willow Presets
One Willow Presets are thoughtfully designed to help streamline your editing workflow in Lightroom with simple + intentional photo effects. Thank you to the wonderful team for giving our girls access to the beautiful preset packets!
Armed With Truth
Armed With Truth equips people with creative reminders of God’s word and truth. They share promises for inspiration, memorization, and conversation.
They provided stick-on tattoos for us that the girls absolutely loved!
So Worth Loving
So Worth Loving is an all inclusive community that promotes positivity and self worth through fashion. We exist to embrace your past and empower your future. We believe that no matter your history, past mistakes, relationship status, or career choice, you are worthy of love. You are not defined by your past, you are prepared because of it. We focus on living life through the lens of knowing you have value and worth. Through our blog, we share stories from our community about struggles with self worth with the hope to inspire and encourage others. We believe that the more we our vulnerable with our stories, the less alone others feel in theirs.
We loved these beautiful sticker reminders they gave us!
Proverbs 31 Ministries
Lysa TerKeurst and her team at Proverbs 31 Ministries are passionate about teaching the Word of God. With their First 5 app and free Encouragement for Today devotions, millions of people are studying God's Word every day. Lysa's book "Uninvited" has captivated women all over the world with it's powerful message on battling rejection and loneliness. Each of our girls walked away with a copy. We are so grateful for their generosity!
We partner with talented artisan entrepreneurs to make a difference in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. By developing artisan businesses through fair trade, we empower them to grow sustainably and to create dignified jobs for people who need them. Together we’re building a flourishing world where children are cherished, women are empowered, people have jobs and we are connected.
These gorgeous patterned bracelets were such a sweet gift to our girls in their swag bags!
The Happiness Planner
Our vision is to help people realize that they’re in charge of their attitudes. That they have the power to cultivate happiness and strengthen their mind. We want them to live a life where they feel truly fulfilled and excited to wake up everyday.
These planners are incredible and were so fun to hand out to everyone!
Two Sparrows Roasting
At Two Sparrows Roasting Co we put God and our families first. We roast great coffee to build an even greater community, but we can’t just leave it at that. Because our vision is bigger than coffee and bigger than us. We want to be a company that stands out and serves our community. Along with local organizations that we team up with, we feel led to contribute to organizations that help end human trafficking.
Two Sparrows provided all of the coffee throughout our retreat. Do we even have to SAY how incredibly grateful we are for them? 'Cause what is a room full of girls without coffee?!
THANK you from the bottom of our hearts to each of these organizations and ministries. Their light touches people every day, and it certainly reached us and blessed 30 precious young women this spring.
Stay tuned for part 2, because yes, there are even more incredible people who have shared their talent and passions with us!
Images by Ashley Link and Erin Drysdale