Outreach group's first Mission Project


In October of 2012 when the clocks changed, our small walking group looked for an alternative activity for winter months and decided to form a knitting group. Janice explained that she would not be joining them as this was not the best use of her time. A few months later Janice invited “the knitters” to come to the manse to meet her young friend Jayne Smith who was about to go to Sierra Leone to serve God in mission. The knitters duly arrived carrying a large black bin back, Janice had no idea what it contained and the knitters knew nothing of Jayne. Jayne shared the work she hoped to do with the children in Sierra Leone, she explained her difficulty in sources suitable teaching material that would help overcome the language barrier, she had particularly been looking for black dollies. To everyone’s astonishment “the knitters” open the black bin back and presented Jayne with a gift of 80 hand knitted puppets all with blackfaces and curly black hair!  It was a miracle. We felt that God had clearly called us into mission, therefore with prayers of thanks and for guidance for the future our “Outreach Group” was established. In the past 7 years the outreach group have gone on to supply materials to local nursing homes, the Olive Bank Family Centre, East Lothian Women’s Aid, Simpson Premature baby unit, Empathy Project in Laos. We continue to ask God to give us work to do, but we never have anything to show others for as soon as it is made it goes out to wherever it is needed!  We are thankful to be used in small ways to bring comfort to others.







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