- Written by Tom Miles Tom Miles
- Created: 08 April 2011 08 April 2011
First, a geography review: Uganda is a land-locked country in Africa. For many years, it was one of the world’s poorest countries, war-torn and beset by ruthless dictators like Idi Amin. In recent years, though, Uganda has experienced robust growth and become increasingly healthy. 84% of its people are Christians, mostly Roman Catholic and Anglican.
How can we help the people in a country nearly halfway around the world? A friend of Marlys Hansen, part of the “Sew Together” group at Lifespring Covenant Church in Loveland, has invited Saint John’s to get involved in their “Pillowcase Dresses for Uganda” project. The project allows us to show our love for these people not only by giving them quality clothing to wear, but also by showing them our love in hand-crafting the dresses.
They write, “Mission travelers going around the world will give these dresses to children in dire need of clothing. This is truly a Godsend having these dresses to hand out. Thank you again for sharing your great work!”
Saint John’s Wednesday morning Bible Study Classes are collecting pillowcases to make dresses for girls in Uganda. New or gently used pillow cases can be donated or you can pick up a pattern to help sew a dress from the box at the Welcome Center through April.
Saint John’s Board of Human Needs finds opportunities for the members of Saint John’s to provide a Christian witness by helping people in the community struggling with daily necessities.