Ladies sew for Haitian children - Word&Way

Ladies sew for Haitian children

GRAY SUMMIT — Touched by the trauma children still face in the aftermath of the recent earthquake that struck Haiti, women at First Baptist Church, Gray Summit, set to work on their sewing machines and with needles to

Several preschool workers at First Baptist Church, Gray's Summit, hold dolls they helped stuff. Churchwomen created dolls and clothing for children affected by an earthquake that struck the country in January. Pictured are (from left) Evelyn Rieger, Barbara Barnett, Mistey Reinhardt, Louise Gregory, Angela Jones, Leanna Hawkins, Wendy Millfelt and Amanda Jones. (Church photo)

create gifts to send to Haiti.

As the first project, they created 14 pairs of shorts for boys and 55 dresses for girls, sent to Haiti in February through Alabama-based Children Hem-med in Prayer.

Then eight women made 53 dolls that workers with the church’s preschool helped to stuff. The congregation shipped the dolls to Texas to be carried by a Southern Baptist mission team planning to minister in Haiti.

“It’s hard to know who will be more blessed because of these projects — the children who receive them or the ladies who prayed for them as they were sewing and who are encouraged at being able to show God’s love in a tangible way to these beautiful children who have suffered so much,” said pastor’s wife Janie Perdew.