Hello Friends! I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, of Latter-Day Saints. I wrote all about my faith in a post that you can read here. Anyways, you've probably seen our commercials on TV where people share a little about their life and then it ends with something like, "My name is Summer. I'm a digital scrapbook designer, and I'm a Mormon."
Something that I love about my religion is that we truly try to live as Christ would live if he were on the earth today. I am sure that you have found that when you do nice things for others, not only are the people you serve blessed, but YOU feel blessed and happy too.
We believe in the Bible, but we also believe in a second book called the Book of Mormon. (You can read the difference between the two here). In the Book of Mormon there is part of a verse that I love. In Alma chapter 37 verse 6, it says, "...by small and simple things are great things brought to pass."
That one little line is where I am coming to you with an opportunity for anyone who would like to do something small that would make a big impact.
Our church is constantly working on humanitarian projects all over the world, but there is one currently that we (here in a small corner of Tucson, AZ) are working on. This project is called, "Sew...it's Art!" It is for underfunded orphanages and institutions around the world. The website says, "Most often, the walls of these sites are bare and absent of brightly-colored artwork that adds to the quality of life and those living there. LDS Humanitarian Services seeks donations of wall hangings to enliven living areas and promote educational and visual development."
Our neighbor town, Oro Valley, donated lots of table linens to our church, and we had decided that this would be the best way to put the linens to good use. So, they have been distributed throughout our church buildings here where I live, and the women and teenage girls have gone to work creating some fun wall-hangings. You can click here to see some of them that have already been completed. They're so fun and beautiful!
But we need more! So, now that you've read that whole novel up above, I am FINALLY getting to the point of this post. If you would like to create a wall hanging, then there are instructions on the Sew It's Art website of how to do it. Our target date of finishing is March 1st. I would LOVE if you would be willing to participate! I am not that talented with a sewing machine, but I can do a basic stitch, so I am going to make one, as well as teach my 11 year old and 9 year old daughters how to so that we can contribute 3 wall hangings to the cause.
If you'd be willing to participate, please go to the website below, follow the instructions, and then you can mail it to me (I'd prefer not to post my address online, so you can email me with the subject line of "wall hanging" and I will gladly email you back my address so you can mail it to me.) Your name will be added to the contributor list. Please share the news!