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WorldCrafts Announces New Initiative to Support Baptist Children and Family Ministries

We are thrilled to announce a new WorldCrafts initiative designed to support the work of the Baptist Coalition for Children and Families. Through this initiative, churches or individuals can partner with WorldCrafts to support at-risk children and also provide life-sustaining work for global artisans and their families. “Many people have a desire to assist foster […]

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Be transformed by the Mully movie.

10 Reasons You Must See Mully

The Mully movie will change your perspective and build your faith. The Mully movie will introduce you to Charles and Esther Mully and their work at Mully Children’s Family  in Kenya. Born into a family scarred by extreme poverty, alcoholism, and abuse, Charles was abandoned at the age of six. From this painful beginning, Charles […]

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Napada: Creating Patterns of Love

Families in Thailand experience vast disparities in income. Large cities like Bangkok are renowned for their economic growth, while rural areas remain overwhelmed with high levels of poverty. In the hope of providing better lives for their children, many rural families leave their homes and relocate in urban centers. However, due to a lack of education and […]

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China Ethnic Crafts: Reviving a Dying Art

Surrounded by rice paddies in a rural area of the western part of the Hunan Province, the Miao artisans of China Ethnic Crafts are being delivered from the cycle of poverty as they sew and intricately embroider vibrant handcrafted accessories. Will and Abby Davenport* founded China Ethnic Crafts in 2004 out of their deep love for the Miao […]

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Fair Trade Matters

Why Fair Trade Matters

During the Christmas season, we celebrate the Greatest Gift ever given. In remembrance of this Gift, we purchase presents for our friends and loved ones. How would you change your holiday shopping choices if you knew your purchases could mean the difference between life and death for people around the world? Shopping fair trade means […]

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The Leather Project artisan

The Leather Project: Keeping Families Together in North Africa

Nestled in the mountains of North Africa, WorldCrafts artisan group The Leather Project upcycles scraps from a furniture and upholstery company to create beautiful leather products. The artisans of the Leather Project are Berbers. Once known as nomadic traders, most Berbers today work as farmers and shepherds. Because of economic and climate changes, however, more […]

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Proverbs 31 Women

Proverbs 31 Women: Beads of Hope

When you look at the beautiful hand-crafted paper beads created by Proverbs 31 Women, you are looking at a symbol of hope. These beads represent a new life for women who have been victims of exploitation. Most are widows who are HIV-positive because of the unimaginable choices they’ve been forced to make in order to […]

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The WellHouse Artisan

The WellHouse: A Place of Grace

Driving down a long secluded road bordered by trees and wildflowers, you suddenly emerge into a clearing. Nestled there at the base of a mountain are three beautiful buildings, a picture of serenity. Here is The WellHouse, a beacon of hope and help for women throughout the United States who have been victimized by sex […]

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Thai Country Trim Artisan

The Impact of Obedience: A Tribute to Betty Butcher

Have you ever wondered how WorldCrafts began? It all started out of one woman’s desire to bring hope and grace to the women of her country. In the 1980’s, Betty Butcher, an American living in Thailand, sought out a new way to reach her sisters. She began asking the Father how to develop relationships with […]

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Christmas Around the World: A Global Perspectives Collection

Experience Christmas Around the World

6 Ways to Use Christmas Around the World: A Global Perspectives Collection Looking for a way to add spiritual depth and dimension to your Christmas holiday celebration? Christmas Around the World: A Global Perspectives Collection  is designed to help you go deeper as you celebrate our Savior’s birth. Each component in this collection was carefully […]

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