On a Mission, Without Leaving?
So many mission trips happening this summer. I love it! But, I am not going. That is not my call, or at least not at this time. But, what if we can still be on a mission this summer, without leaving town?
Here is a ministry opportunity you can do from home, yours or mine.
We had a wonderful little “field trip” at my home this morning, hearing missionary stories and learning about ways we can help a missionary from right where we are, making items for a dear devoted missionary with Global Training, to take with her on her travels this fall.
Do you enjoy knitting, or crochet, sewing, or are you interested in learning? Can you use scissors, tie bows? Do you have a heart for mission work? There are many ways you can participate in helping mission work right from home, this summer. No experience needed.
Here are some of the ways we can help:
- Knitting, crocheting or weaving small cotton towels. Each will be wrapped around a small soap, tied with a ribbon.
- Knitting, crocheting, and hand-sewing darling little flowers to embellish the gift towels
- Knitting and crocheting simple wrist-warmers as gifts for the leaders in training overseas
- Cutting and sewing hygiene kits for women living where sanitary supplies are not available
- Making The Wordless Book out of simple felt squares, joined with bits of ribbon
These items will either be used to share the gospel, then gifted, or are gifts to bless many, many women around the world.
I will have easy-to-follow patterns available for all of these projects.
You are welcome to participate in a variety of ways:
- You can come over to work together at my home. I’ll choose some dates, set up sewing machines and tables, and get supplies out – a work party! I can teach how to make these items.
- You can make these items on your own and drop them off to me as you complete them, by August 15 (2023).
- If you want to donate supplies, we’d love to have colorful cotton yarn (such as Sugar & Cream brand), colorful scraps of ribbon, beautiful cotton fabrics to sew the hygiene kits, and felt in the five colors used in the Wordless Book (green, black, red, white, and yellow). I will put a basket on my porch for donations.
- If you have pocket change to contribute to us purchasing the little soaps, that would be wonderful. I will have a little jar on my front porch for small bills and change. When we have enough, we will purchase affordable soaps in bulk to be wrapped up with the towels.
If you are interested, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-407-6851.