The St Francis trust members are grateful for the tremendous input and fellowship they have gained from partnering with their overseas associates. They inject a fulfillment of purpose and the “Homes to Grow” project benefits from their ongoing committment.
Dynamic in so many ways: in their giving, faith, support, compassion. This sums up the recent mission visit of the members of the St Peter’s Episcopal Church, from Arlington, Virginia. Volunteers came to be actively be involved in a ‘hands-on’ experience, as well as the committed team who contribute towards the Love Quilt project.
This year Gretchen Ginnerty, the co-ordinator of the “Love Quilts” came bearing another batch, this time one hundred precious handcrafted quilts. This follows the trip at the beginning of 2013 when 36 quilts were distributed to vulnerable or orphaned children in foster care.
The first stop was in Pretoria, where Diana Higgs organised the events and an exhibition of the quilts at the US Ambassador’s Waterkloof Embassy. Half of the quilts were distributed there to the needy children of the Tumelong Mission.
The remaining quilts were then brought to Cape Town and exhibited at the Baptist King of Kings Church in Sun Valley. Children from the “Home from Home” organisation are the recipients of these fifty heartfelt gifts.