Patchwork Blessings

Written by lauren. Posted in Stories, Village Project Africa

Recently Margaret was contacted by a lady from the west coast of the U.S., Taza.  Taza mentioned that she is part of a small group of women that meets weekly to make quilts. In Taza’s words, “It is a very positive and restorative activity” in itself, but they were looking for a place to which they could donate the quilts so that they would be a blessing to someone else.

Now consider this: We are currently in the process of building a dorm for 20 of our most vulnerable girls.  This dorm will hold twin-size bunks on which to provide these girls a place to sleep.

When Taza first contacted Margaret about quilts, Margaret wasn’t really sure what they could do with them!  Then she thought of the dorm and mentioned the idea to Davis and to Taza.  Davis thought the quilts would be wonderful for the girls’ beds, and Taza’s group has gotten very excited about being able to provide quilts for our new dorm in Makutano.  They have 4 quilts made already, and they hope to be able to send the rest this summer!

If the girls are able to stay in our school through 8th grade, some of them will be with us for the next 4–5 years.  As each girl enters our dorm, they will be given a new quilt of their own that they will be able to use during their stay with us, then keep as a reminder of their special memories at our school. 

God knew the need we will have, and He had already moved in the hearts of these ladies
to meet that need before we even knew it existed!  Just like the patchwork squares on a quilt that are intricately, delicately, and purposefully joined to create something special
and beautiful, so is God purposefully joining His people around the world to take care of His children!

We continue to see God’s blessing upon our mission, and we are thankful to Him and to those of you who faithfully provide our prayer and financial support!

“And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory!”  Philippians 4:19

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