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Online Store and Bookstore - Offering Good Books and Colorful Note Cards

In an effort to provide outfits for orphans around the world, our bookstore offers good books and note cards including Darlene's book Spiritual Nurturing How to Help Your Child Grow Spiritually.

The Chosen Dress, Follow Me From Mesa to Maria can be ordered through PayPal.

Spiritual Nurturing How to Help Your Child Grow Spiritually can be ordered as a downloadable PDF through PayPal or credit card via PayPal.

For cards and Tee Shirts use the PayPal buttons next to each item to make your payment online through PayPal.

The Chosen Dress

Follow Me From Mesa to Maria


Written from the ‘voice’ of the dress, this charming book tells the story of all the steps to transform a simple blank T-shirt into a beautiful dress that would delight any girl. With full-color pictures on almost every page, volunteers are shown doing everything from selecting the heart appliques to the final pressing. The dress is so excited when it is actually given to a beautiful girl, Maria, who lives in an orphanage in Peru.

This book, written by one of the faithful sewing volunteers, shows how the dresses (and shirts) are actually made. It will make a wonderful gift for anyone who is interested in learning more about this ministry. It is also appropriate for young children as they follow all the steps as the dress explains what is happening.

A DVD in the back of the book tells about the beginning and ongoing ministry of Dresses for Orphans.

Only $15.00 | Shipping is $2.50

SPIRITUAL NURTURING How to Help Your Child Grow Spiritually by Darlene Carpenter

How to Help Your Child Grow Spiritually

Spiritual Nurturing is designed to help parents with specific, workable ideas to help their child grow spiritually. It is divided into three sections:

Writing a Spiritual Mission Statement
In order for a parent to know exactly how they would like to see their child mature and grow spiritually, they need to think it through and write it down. Steps are given to show exactly how to determine this spiritual life objective.

Specific ideas to stimulate spiritual growth in 12 areas
The purpose of these ideas is two-fold: to provide specific things that any parent can incorporate into their daily life and to act as a catalyst for them to think of their own ideas. They are divided into these areas: Scripture Internet Music Prayer Books and Magazines Special Events Church DVDs and CDs Activities Family Devotions Missions and Outreach Example and Influence

How to implement the ideas
All of us have heard or read things that motivated us, but we never put them into practice. This section shows how to transfer the ideas in this book into daily living.

Order your downloadable copy of Spiritual Nurturing online!

Dresses for Orphans Note Cards

These beautiful blank note cards are watercolor prints which depict children from Mexico, Sierra Leone, Haiti, Namibia, Philippines and Swaziland wearing the outfits given to them by Dresses for Orphans. Each set includes 12 cards - two each of six different designs. Use them to show your support for this ministry and write your own message inside to give for a birthday, anniversary, get well, graduation or simply to touch base with a friend.

Only $7.00
for package of 12
Shipping is $2.50

Dresses For Orphans Shirt

Dresses for Orphans Shirt

Show your support for Dresses for Orphans by wearing this beautiful 100% cotton T-shirt. The red shirt with white lettering comes in five sizes with Dresses for Orphans imprinted on the front and the website address on the back. Start a conversation about this ministry simply by wearing this colorful T-shirt!

Only $15.00 each
Shipping is $2.50

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