Hands of Hope is a group that gives you the opportunity to do hands-on mission ministry work and then send it to Missions at home and around the world. We meet the first Saturday of every month (including holiday weekends). You will find us in room 132 (by the library) from 9:00am – noon. We have sewers and knitters, but no sewing ability is required to attend the group. Projects have multiple steps, many not requiring any sewing.
Most of the items we make are for Faith’s Orphanage in Zambia. We sew dresses, long skirts, shorts and knit pullover sweaters. Our new venture is washable feminine hygiene kits so the teenagers can attend school full time.
Simple patterned pillowcases are transformed into pillowslip dresses. These are sent via Canadian Lutheran Women’s Missions to areas around the world. We are sending many to Chad with our missionaries. We also collect school supplies for the orphans in Zambia (especially metal case mathematical sets). Fabric, thread, zippers, trim, patterns and yarn are available for you to use or you can provide your own. We also collect postage stamps from letters, which are prepared and sorted and sent to the Leprosy Mission.
Little sewing kits are put together and are distributed by Mission Services and felt books with the salvation message are made to go wherever needed. We sew short and long skirts, shorts for school uniform, tops and shorts for the older boys and knit pullover sweaters for Zambia. We also collect any size of underwear.
We have people knitting hats and mitts for the children in the fall. Knitting, sewing and some of the other jobs can be done at home if you like (we provide the supplies). The morning also consists of great fellowship over tea/coffee and home baking while we work away.
Come on out for a visit to see what we do. If you can’t stay for the whole morning, that’s ok – stay as long as you can. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Anne Robertson at 519-642-7555.