Meet Rosa Lilia

People matter and so does their story.

At Lazarus Artisan Goods, we believe that above all, all people are made in the image of God and that every single one of these people matter to Him. Because of this, people should matter to us too. The people that we get to come alongside in developing countries inspire us, bring us joy, challenge us, encourage us, and teach us more about God as we seek to advance His kingdom together.  Each of them have beautiful stories and we want to share them with all of you, our customers and supporters, to better connect us to each other. Because we belong to each other, and the more we understand this, the more beautiful our world will be.

In September, we started #LazarusStories and began introducing you to the people behind our product names. This past month our focus has been on beautiful Rosa Lilia. She is the grandmother of Luis Brizio, the National Director of Mission Lazarus Honduras. Rosa Lilia has raised 10 children, 34 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was like a second mom for Luis, always there for him and constantly giving him advice, especially when his father suffered from alcoholism. She has always urged her children and grandchildren to keep studying and to persevere no matter what they have faced. Above all, her faith in God has been her strong foundation throughout her life. Now that she has Alzheimer’s at age 93, her family has surrounded her with the same unconditional love she gave them her whole life. We are so grateful for the legacy that she is leaving behind for generation after generation that is coming up behind her.  

We wanted to honor this amazing woman by naming one of our newest and most beautiful bags after her. The Rosa Lilia Tote is the best of both worlds, combining amazing hand woven yute textiles with the rich leather that our products are known for.  Available in four different textile/leather combinations! You can purchase the Rosa Lilia here.

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