Friday, May 25, 2012

Send A Letter

By Rose H.
Persecution for Christians didn’t end a thousand years ago. Christians are still being persecuted today. All over the world Christians are being imprisoned, tortured, and harmed for Christ’s name.
It’s a far cry from what we think of as persecution. Voice of the Martyrs has been a huge help me remember what real persecution is. With real stories, news flashes, and books they help you to the big picture. It always sends me into prayer for my fellow believers who are being tortured for Christ.

But there is something you can do. On their website [link here] you can send letters to prisoners. Voice of the Martyrs will let you choose what goes into the letter and then they print it out and send it to someone who has been imprisoned because of Christ. It’s a great way to send a little encouragement to their lives. And language is no barrier because VOM translates all letters and lets you see what the finished letter will look like.
This a simple way to encourage the persecuted in other countries.
It’s also a wonderful website to go to for news on the Church all over the world. For more information go to       

Friday, May 18, 2012

Summer Camp

By Rose H.

During the summer most kids don’t stay at home. They are off to camp or go on vacation.

We do our best to make summers fun and interesting. We want to make time off enjoyable and constructive.
This summer why not have camp at your house? Instead of going somewhere, get the kids together and do some fun projects every day. Buy some fun food and enjoy some relaxed time together.

Or if you don’t have kids of your own yet, get together a group of kids and offer to do a week long day camp for them. Plan out crafts and activities and share Christ with them wherever you can. If you get overwhelmed, pull your friends in to help. It makes a great team project.

It’s a great way to strengthen and encourage those around you. Plus it helps build great friendships with others.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start planning, summer vacation will be here before you know it. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

New Ministry: Threads of Love

A nationwide effort to help preemie babies in the name of Christ. Check it out on the Ministries page!

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Story

 Since we celebrated the 2nd Birthday of Homemade Ministry earlier this spring, I thought that you would like to hear a little bit about how Homemade Ministry began. Here goes …
            When I was getting ready to graduate high school, I knew that I wanted to do more ministry work when I finished school. I had always loved making things with my hands and wanted to use these talents to help others.
            The only thing was I didn’t know any ministries that took handcrafted items. I wanted make blankets to give to babies in the hospital, but I was clueless as to where to give them.
            Then one day as we were talking to some ladies that work at our library they started talking about a charity that they gave to called The Linus Connection. They made blankets, and then they would give them to this charity, that would then give them to kids in need. It was perfect. I had found a place to make blankets for.
            So I began working. I would make blankets and then give them to the ladies at the library, who would give them to charity. It was so exciting. I now had a place to make blankets for.
            After a while, I wanted to find other ministries that would take things for preemie babies since I had a heart for babies. So I did some research on the internet. I did find several really neat ministries and charities, but I had to do a lot of research to find the good ones. I became frustrated with dead ends or ministry links that were no good.
            So two years ago I started this blog called Homemade Ministry. It’s a blog where you can find out information about charities that need homemade things. I check out all these charities and then post a little bit about them with a link back to them. The idea is that you will find ministries quickly and easily, and to save people the trouble of having to do the research that I did.
            Since then I continue to keep crocheting and blogging. God continually helps me. I continue to work and write. There always seems to be things to do and new ways to serve.
            But for each new task God always provides strength. He helps me continue in my Homemade Ministry.