From St. Mary's Episcopal Church in St. Paul
"The Bead People was an enjoyable experience for all. Our tweener group and their families participated and emerged from the experience with beautiful necklaces, a feeling of spreading peace and a renewed energy to spread the word that God loves us all no exceptions."
MiaLisa E. M.
Childrens and Youth Minister
Saint Mary's Episcopal Church
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From the Presbyterian Women's Retreat / Winter 20011
I have to tell you how successful the Bead People were at our camp this past weekend!! Just phenomenal! There were women making them all weekend long, and many kept appearing on the zipper pulls of the jackets and vests we were wearing. I would believe there were probably 100 bead people made—maybe more.
The women loved the story in the book. They found it quite addictive making the people. There were requests for us to do it again. I will be back in touch with you—but wanted to give you this quick update.
From P.M., a Kent State student
Mission accomplished! Bead People and Their Story have been delivered to my Kent State classmates for travel to the following countries: Morocco, Philippines, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, China, Libya, South Korea, Mexico, Bangladesh, and Ecuador.
It was such a thrill for me to be able to pull this off! The smiles and verbal thanks of appreciation made the effort all worthwhile. Many, many thanks to you for accommodating me so graciously and for, most importantly, having the burst of inspiration and wherewithal to put this beautiful idea into action in the interest of world peace.
No doubt you will be hearing from me again as I am certain that my path will cross those of others from distant lands as I make my way through my coursework.
Til then, may peace be with you...
PS The Spanish versions made their way to Ecuador and Brazil.