Saint John the Evangelist (Lockport, IL)

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Speaking of Africa.....

The eloquent essay on the situation and experience of Africa that John posted was very moving.

It brings to mind that St. John's is one of (few/many?) who have agreed to display goods that were made in Africa, and are for sale as a way to raise funds for African ministries. We signed up for this at convention in November, so if you happened to see that booth at convention, that is what this is all about.

A small thing that the people of St. John's can do is to participate in this endevor. We will be receiving a consignment of goods that will be for sale in the church on February 6th, and February 13th, and probably points in between those dates as well.

I missed the booth at convention, but I would guess that we are talking about hand crafted items - baubles and bangles and possibly other things as well. All proceeds from these sales will go to the African Ministries fund.

I imagine that more information will be available as the date draws closer.


At 7:07 PM, Blogger John Larson said...

I purchased two carved wood figures from them at convention. A lion and a gazelle. I'm giving them to my granddaughters.


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