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Elmore Assoc. women get involved in missionscomment (0)

August 2, 2012

By Brittney Knox

Every second Tuesday of the month, women in Elmore Baptist Association demonstrate God’s love as they skillfully create items for missions endeavors. 

During these meetings, they make items such as caps and glasses cases for missionaries to take on their trips. 

Emily Filipi, director of the missions involvement project group, spoke with Elmore Association director of missions Jim Jackson four years ago about the idea for the group.

The gathering consists of about 12 to 15 ladies who give their time to crochet, knit, sew or aid in other ways to create various items for missionaries. 

“If I meet a missionary, I will ask them what kinds of things they need,” Filipi said. 

Jackson said the ladies meet in the association office. “The group serves amazing purposes,” he said. “It gets the missionaries the items they need and it allows women from different churches in the association to be involved in missions.” 

Jackson said he spoke with a missionary in Houston, Texas, who expressed appreciation for items made by the women for a missions trip.

Filipi said a majority of the tools needed for their projects — such as sewing equipment and fabric — are donated by church members or friends who know about the program. 

“The program has developed into more than just a few people over the years,” she said. 

She noted they have expanded their purpose in other ways, including creating turbans for the cancer center in Montgomery.

The group has also collected shampoos for the women of the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women, created glasses cases for medical missions trips and created bookmarks for missionaries to hand out, just to name a few of their many projects. 

Jackson said that in the future he does not foresee a change in the program but will do what is necessary to grow the ministry. 

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