Placemats, napkins, scarves, and more

It's been a busy fall in the sewing class as we have tried out several new designs and worked hard to make items to sell in a local craft fair. We've worked on placemats and napkins, pillow covers, table runners, and three color infinity scarves. The Make Welcome students sell [. . .]
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Nov
2014
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These beautiful hands

These hands have been through so much. They have prepared meals and cared for children behind the closed doors of a secret apartment, hidden, fearful, war-weary. They have slowly become more adept at stitching straight seams and as they do, the smiles are more frequent. These hands hold the hand [. . .]
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Oct
2014
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The Visit

Note: Recently there was a devastating car accident in the refugee community. Lisa, a Make Welcome instructor, took some needed food to one of the families affected in the crash. Here is her account of the visit. As you read, pray for the four families who are dealing with the [. . .]
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Oct
2014
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Year 2 in the Sewing Class

New and returning Make Welcome students are well into the second month of classes since our summer break and have all been learning new skills and improving old ones. Here's a recap of what's been going on in the sewing classroom ... Some of the new students have sewn on [. . .]
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Sep
2014
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Life in the Refugee Camp

Excerpt from 10 Million to 1 by Jeffrey Kirk I lived in a refugee camp for nearly a year. The camp lacked good facilities, food health care, and shelter. I was assigned a place in "barracks" made of bamboo with thatched roofs and walls. There were many kinds of biting [. . .]
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2014
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