There are some ladies in the Canaan Baptist Church of Philadelphia who decided to donate nail polishes and supplies for the missionaries to do manicures on the village ladies while teaching about hygiene & praying with them. Maybe you or your church group may have an idea such as this to become part of the "home team" on your hearts.
We welcome donations, ideas, and participation!
Two groups of ladies, one from the Simeon Group of Canaan Baptist Church of Philadelphia, and the other, a Philadelphia Senior Center, made sun dresses for the little girls in Uganda out of pillowcases. While others donated funds to buy little boys shorts. There is always something you can you do to be a part of a mission whether you feel called to travel, or help out at home. What is your idea?
Some very thoughtful and faithful ladies supply nail polishes and supplies
for the team to bring on the trip. The Ugandan ladies are treated to manicures as they learn about the hygiene. It is also an opportunity talk one on one of their prayer concerns.
When the trip is ending, the supplies are left with someone who may then use them to bring in some income doing it for others.
The "Home Team"
US Support Team
The US Pillowcase Project
Made originally by little girls in a Florida camp co-founded by our director, Gail Hoffman, as an activity (see the 'Impact' page for story). The idea caught on in two womens' groups and before you the trip date came, there were over 160 dresses pillowcases dresses going along with the missionaries!! The Canaan Bapitst Church women's leadership was so inspired that they purchased shorts for the boys so that they would not be left out of the blessing. There are already plans for more for the 2018 trip. This is just one example of what you can do to bless others and be involved in the mission.
UPDATE: This project has become so popular that there are now group instructional meetings underway to help people who want to get involved, but may not have a group of their own!
36"Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds (charity works) which she did....and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them."
Acts 9:9 36 & 39