At a time such this we could easily let the situation of being apart as family due to travel bans and restrictions get us down, and understandably so – however, we are doing ministry as usual.
Angela and her team of seamstresses “Women Arise” have entered the war on COVID-19.
With Zambia seeing a recent rise in COVID cases, sadly the number is growing daily with a recent case landing even in our own community.
In the fight against the virus it has been mandated by the Zambian Government that everyone in public must use face masks. Yes, everyone.
Just as Australia has struggled with sourcing the needed commodity, so have many people in Zambia.
TTN Ministries is partnering with Women Arise putting sewing machines and donated materials into action for a TIME SUCH AS THIS.
Production and donations have begun targeting clinics in our community, expanding to do more as the number of produced masks grows with your help. We have so many people that survive hand-to-mouth running small market stalls that need masks, others need a mask just to be able to go to school or go on public transport, even to access shops.
Not forgetting the children on the street as well.
Sadly, reports have been posted of people washing used disposable masks.
So today, remembering back to where we as a ministry started – sewing with loving support and encouragement from the late Marie Albrecht in the sewing room in Maryborough and with support of many others – it is still an active part of what we do. For a TIME SUCH AS THIS it has been thrust into the frontline essential ministry.
Though lost to us due to Breast Cancer all too soon We remember “the love, the passion, the skills, the gifts, were for a time such as this” so we are launching what we are calling the “Marie loves Women Arise” Face Mask Project. Where for as little as 75 cents, Women Arise can make masks to donate to others who need them.
Your tax-deductible donation will be incredibly appreciated in this effort.
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While back in Australia, though absent on the frontline, I have been working on slowly packing a container the need and impact of which is essential in a TIME SUCH AS THIS.
Not to forget the 20 sewing machines from the sewing room and the meters and meters of materials and kilometres of cotton loaded and ready.
In the past week we loaded 200 pairs of shoes, 50,000 pairs of prescription glasses, a dozen wheelchairs, 50 litres of paint, plus plus.
We are where we need to be, to do what we do best, for a TIME SUCH AS THIS.
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