WOW Mission Trip co-leader Katherine with her father and Visionledd COO Richard Brown in front of Sew on Fire’s warehouse

Amazing things can happen when organizations committed to serving the vulnerable work together for God’s kingdom! As Visionledd’s 2013 WOW mission team prepares to embark on a three-week trip to Zambia this Thursday, the wonderful folks of Sew on Fire put together 180 care packages for the team to distribute to African widows and the hard-working home-based care volunteers. The care packages filled 12 hockey bags, one for each of the missions team members to take along!

Initially born out of Wendy and Jeff Hagar’s home, Sew on Fire now occupies a space in the Crossroads Missions warehouse where Wendy manages a large inventory of practical items for mission teams like Visionledd to distribute on the field. With her team of loyal volunteers, they fill hand-sewn, colourful bags with items like soap, toiletries, clothing, stationary, bandaids, shoes, basic tools and more. The creative packaging and items are provided to missions teams free of charge!

The impact of these care packages is significant. Our missions team will use them to bless home-based care workers who spend several hours a week ministering to the desperately ill and dying within the peri-urban slums of Kabwe region in Zambia. These workers often face unimaginable struggles of their own, and the care packages are meaningful tokens of appreciation for their commitment to serving the destitute.

Dedicated Sew on Fire volunteers

Thank you, Sew on Fire, for helping Visionledd bring hope, comfort, and a gift of love to the widows and home-based care volunteers we serve in Africa!

Richard Brown, Wendy Hagar, Susan Reynolds (WOW Mission Trip leader), and Katherine Brown

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Sew on Fire is always welcoming volunteers who would like to help pack bags, sew some bags, and much more. Check out their website to see how you could get involved with this wonderful ministry!