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Members in the Women on a Mission group at First Baptist Church of Blichton take their job seriously. Their most recent mission brought eight group members to Statesboro so they could fulfill their latest project.
Led by group director Virginia Hodges, church members came to Brown’s Health and Rehabilitation Center on South College St. last month to distribute 69 handmade blankets to residents of the center.
“We’ve been doing similar type projects since 2008,” Hodges said.
It was in 2008 Hodges and the Women on a Mission group made 85 lap covers for a nursing home in Pooler. After hearing a presentation about Haiti and the need for baby blankets in that poverty-stricken Caribbean nation, Hodges said the group made 100 flannel blankets to be delivered there. Next up were 100 lap covers for a Springfield home, 89 for another home and finally they made 45 baby blankets that were shipped to Honduras in Central America.
Hodges said she and the group heard about the need at Brown’s and started working on the blankets earlier in the summer. In late August, group members brought the blankets to Brown’s to deliver them personally.
After a few spiritual hymns in Brown’s social area, Hodges and other missionaries walked around the center and handed out the blankets to grateful residents.
“It’s a small thing, really, but everyone’s eye’s always light up when we tell them it’s a gift,” she said.
Hodges said most of the material to make the blankets is donated and she said the group is happy to accept donations of any kind or size.
Hodges said the Women on a Mission group meets at First Baptist of Blichton every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. She invited anyone who is interested in helping out to come.
“We welcome all ladies who would like to work with us,” she said. “I don’t know what we will do next but you can bet we will be working for the Lord.”
James Healy can be reached at (912) 489-9402.