Sewing for strangers


Church group sending dresses to Africa

By Morgan McKinniss - [email protected]



Pictured with some of the completed dresses are Barb Barnett, Carol Barnette, Debie Burnette, and Jane Broyles.


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GALLIPOLIS — Members of Good News Baptist Church are giving back with their talents.

The Craft Guild, which has reached one year of existence, has been sewing dresses for children in need in Africa through a program called “Little Dresses for Africa,” a charity that provides handmade dresses and britches for children in impoverished parts of Africa.

The group, which usually has four members present, sent 40 dresses in November of 2015, and has 19 more done and ready to ship.

“We plan to send another 40 as soon as we can” explained Debbie Burnette. The guild started crafting items such as Christmas ornaments and small items, but shifted to making dresses to give away after hearing of the program through a Point Pleasant Church.

“We love to help others and care for them, but we also enjoy the fellowship and fun of spending time together,” said Barb Barnett.

Every meeting begins with scripture reading, a devotion, and prayer followed by working on the current project.

“We have so much, and we’re trying to give back to those who need. It’s what God wants us to do” stated Barnett.

Everyone present strongly affirmed helping others.

Jane Broyles said it plainly, “We have a heart for helping others.”

The group meets regularly on Tuesday evenings from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Good News Baptist Church, and they welcome visitors. Debbie Burnette explained that they want to help out locally as well, and if anyone is in need they can contact the church at 740-446-0188 or visit their website at goodnewssbc.org.

Pictured with some of the completed dresses are Barb Barnett, Carol Barnette, Debie Burnette, and Jane Broyles.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_DSC_05832017517115510478-1.jpgPictured with some of the completed dresses are Barb Barnett, Carol Barnette, Debie Burnette, and Jane Broyles. Morgan McKinniss/OVP
Church group sending dresses to Africa

By Morgan McKinniss

[email protected]

Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 ext 2108

Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 ext 2108

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