Living to 100 is one of the ultimate life goals for many people, but most don’t think they’ll be doing much work if they are lucky enough to get there.
Not Eva Bossenberger. The centurion works hard everyday, waking up before dawn to sew dresses for little girls for the Operation Christmas Child endeavor. The ministry packs shoeboxes full of items for children and they come with the message of Jesus’ love as well.
She started out wanting to help and it quickly became her life’s work, literally. Eva says at first it took her over a day to make one dress — but not she can sew three in one day, making her a huge blessing to the ministry and the girls they serve.
“I love it. The Lord gave me hands with no arthritis. I’m doing what the Lord has asked me to do,” she said.
From her home in North Carolina, Eva’s gift and passion is being passed out around the world, without her ever leaving the house. She credits her mother’s seamstress skills for inspiring her to make all of her own clothes, as well as those of her daughters when they were young.
While sewing didn’t pay the bills as a young widow, Eva never lost her passion for it. She picked up other jobs, everything from police officer to cashier, but always came back to sewing.
Now, Eva feels as if sewing is her calling from God — and being old is no excuse to ignore something like that. She loves being able to serve and bless so many around the world with her gift.