Thursday, March 25, 2010

SSS Facebook Page!

Thanks to my amazing and oh-so-talented brother, Sixteen Small Stones now has a LOGO! Thank you, Brother! :D

Now that we have a logo, we can start all kinds of great things, like making business cards and bumper stickers, and wearing t-shirts with our logo! SO FUN!

One VERY exciting thing we have already done (since the logo making last night) is make a FACEBOOK PAGE! YES! We are trying to see if we can reach 600 members by the end of today. I know, I know, kind of crazy...but I think it is possible. So, if you have a moment, please take the time to hop over to facebook and join our group. Search for Sixteen Small Stones and look for the one with our logo (you may have to click "view more results" to find it).

Feel free to mention us on your blog and facebook wall, too! Thanks for helping us reach our goal!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Healthcare and Updates about Sixteen Small Stones

If you want to know how I feel about the healthcare bill, please read my brother's blog at
http://unpatriotic-times.blogspot.com/ Not only is he quite educated about this and other political topics, he is better at organizing his thoughts about politics than I am. So, although his grammer is worse than mine when he is talking about something for which he feels quite passionate, and although he never uses spell check, I am using his blog as a way to state how I feel, because, as we all know, I am no good at writing out my opinions when I feel really strongly about something.

Moving right along...

Sixteen Small Stones is working really hard to collect Fuzzi Bunz diapers. We have not had ANY donations of diapers yet, but I am not giving up! It is just time to get CREATIVE! If you have ANY suggestions on WHO we should be reaching out to, HOW we could more effectively reach out, etc., I would appreciate ANY and ALL advice or suggestions!

Along with collecting diapers, we are also collecting CLOTHING! For this, we have had GREAT responce! Our goal is to collect enough clothing to send some to ALL of our partners! We have TWO homes in Uganda, one in Beijing, one in Ghana and one (maybe two) in Haiti! That means we need a TON of clothes! So, if you have ANY, please send them our way! It doesn't matter if they are used, as long as they are in working condition. We need clothes from newborn to adult, male and female, clothes for cold weather and for warm! So I really am serious when I say send ANYTHING! It will ALL be used! :D

We are still hedging toward Operation: Warm Blankets. We have already had some donations for that project and will hit it full force once we get the diapers we need...diapers really are the greatest need right now!

In the near future, we are going to be doing a medical supplies operation, so keep that in mind as the cold and flu season winds down. If you are cleaning out cupboards and have extras of ANY kind of midicine or medical supplies, send them to us or hang on to them until this operation is in full swing!

Remember: ANY items can be mailed OR dropped off in person! Monetary donations can be mailed OR donated right online on paypal! (We have a paypal button on our blog, sixteensmallstones.blogspot.com, and ANY tiny donations is HUGELY appreciated!!!!! )

I really, really want to thank EVERYONE for their help and prayers for Sixteen Small Stones! The emails and comments and encouraging words I receive regarding Sixteen Small Stones really gives me the courage to move forward with all of this. Sometimes, the projects seem so overwhelming! But I KNOW that God has a plan for His children and that He will not leave them without when we have SO MUCH to give!
Thank you so much to you all!

Sunday, March 14, 2010



We are sending out a HUGE "S.O.S."! Sixteen Small Stones is doing a project to collect 100 "Fuzzi Bunz" brand cloth diapers to send to a home for malnourished children and babies in Uganda. You can donate cloth diapers (preferably Fuzzi Bunz brand, but we are accepting ANY) that are new, lightly used OR homemade. You can also donate monetarily using the Paypal button on our other blog (sixteensmallstones.blogspot.com) OR by mailing a check (Mailing address listed below).

This operation is REALLY important, and it is helping babies and children who REALLY need it. Won't you help?


Visit sixteensmallstones.blogspot.com for more information AND the PAYPAL BUTTON.
Fuzzi Bunz can be bought at most "Babies R Us" locations, OR online at http://www.fuzzibunzstore.com/. Please be sure and get the "one size" style.
You can learn more about the program receiving the diapers, and the children who will be using them at http://www.servinghischildren.org/ OR servinghischildreninuganda.blogspot.com
Thank you.
Donations Can Be Dropped Off In Person At:
Breclyn S. Everett
1811 South 1800 East
Sugarhouse, Utah

Donations Can Be Mailed To:
Sixteen Small Stones
C/O Breclyn S. Everett
445 East Center
Shelley, Idaho

Monday, March 8, 2010


SO much has been going on in my life! I take pictures with the intent of posting them here...and then life happens and I don't blog at all! I am sorry!

Most of the major things I am doing right now have to do with projects for Sixteen Small Stones. I have posted more on that blog. We are involved right now with getting the LRA Disarmament And Northern Uganda Recovery Act bill passed. Lots of prayers and fasting going right now toward that.

We are also doing a really great project right now, "Operation: Warm Blankets". We are collecting blankets to send the the severely malnourished children in the nutrition program in Uganada.

These "Operations" have been taking it out of me, so to speak. I LOVE doing them! I get really excited about them! However, it is hard when no one donates. It makes me sad. It makes me angry. I don't know why people don't help. I am not a good writer...maybe I don't make readers WANT to help. Maybe it is the economy. Maybe people don't know about the projects. I don't know. Whatever the reason, it is difficult when few people help. Operation: LOVE was a HUGE success! SO many Valentines came in! It lifted my heart and inspired me to do more!

Operation: 100 Families was a stuggle. Not many people donated. The few that did, however, were LIFE SAVERS, and we were able to donate much needed supplies.

So far, no one has donated to Operation: Warm Blankets...and I don't know why. It seemed like the kind of operation with which people would have an easy time being involved...no money needs to be donated (people have a difficult time donation MONEY, but donating items seems to be easier to swollow), and it seems like people ALWAYS have one or two extra blankets sitting around that they never seem to use, but don't want to just throw away, so would be good to donate.

So why? What am I doing wrong?

I have lots of kids who need help...how can I help them?

I guess the real issue isn't about these operations.

You see, it was my PLAN to organize Sixteen Small Stones, and have a well functioning orginization established before I left for China. I wanted to have at least a few people who consistantly were involved...either donating to or spreading the word about our Operations. In that way, once I live in China, if a great need presents itself, I will have the support to collect items or financial aid to do what I can. For instance, when I was in China before, a man needed to go to the hospital. It would have been great to have doners who would help pay for at least the taxi ride to the hospital and maybe an initial evaluation. Also, there was a Mom and three children who lived on the streets in China. It would have been nice to be able to give them blankets to warm them against the cold. I know I can't give every homeless person a home, and ever starving child a meal...but to be able to do a few small things would be nice. And that is what I wanted to have Sixteen Small Stones prepared for.

By the way these Operations are going, none of that is going to happen, and I will have to face the trial of living in China again with no way to help those reaching to me for aid.

I keep praying. God has a plan. He knows what is best. He will not leave those people abandoned...He will come to them, even if it is not by my hands.

Sorry this blog is so full of rambling...I just have needed to get this out for a while, and for some reason it came out today. Thank you for listening.