Back on Sept 11, 2014 I blogged about a woman who is taking care of the "least of theses". She doesn't have a lot of money or connections but she knows what it feels like to have a child with a disability. She knows what it is like to need help and a shoulder to cry on.
She started Home of Hope as a response to the devastating conditions children with special needs find themselves in because of lack of parent support. As part of her ministry she has learned that requiring someone to be an orphan to receive services means that children "become orphans". She explains that parents willingly give up the responsibility of raising their children with the hope of giving their child a better life within an orphanage. She has changed her focus to supporting parents. Creating family environments where children can be raised by their own parents within their own families with parents who are supported and given advice by her. It's a wonderful addition to her work.
We wanted to support this woman in her work. We knew how we could help. Something Deeper Ministries has quilts. About 10 women in the states have donated their time and resources to make quilts. These women don't do this because of payment or any perk, they do it because it is something they can do. They know how important it is for a mother to be able to provide a warm blanket for their children to sleep under.
Home of Hope is the second orphanage I have been able to donate a large number of quilts to through Something Deeper Ministries. It is such a joy to be able to pass these quilts out. I wish that all the women who donate could be there to see the joy on the faces of those who receive.
Something Deeper Ministries Quilting Group...these photos are for you!