Out of a desire to teach others how to get involved in missions through the ministry of WorldCrafts, Tennessee WMU has engaged four WorldCrafts advocates. Currently, there is one advocate for each of four regions in Tennessee.
The Tennessee WMU WorldCrafts advocates will help churches and faith communities understand how WorldCrafts’ fair trade practices give impoverished people the opportunity to earn an income with dignity and to learn about God’s offer of eternal hope for every person in the world.
“I am thankful that whatever I purchase might help a mother provide for her family, or help a young woman have hope for a new way of life,” Anna Huggins, Northeast Tennessee WorldCrafts Advocate
The newly appointed WorldCrafts advocates are
- Bobby Turner, East Tennessee
- Anna Huggins, Northeast Tennessee
- Charlyene Couey, Middle Tennessee
- Rhonda Poore, West Tennessee
All of our new WorldCrafts advocates are passionate about WorldCrafts and the difference fair trade makes in the lives of artisans all over the world. They are eager to involve congregations throughout the state of Tennessee in this mission.
“I love the ministry of WorldCrafts because it gives hope to the hopeless and provides a means for men and women to make an honest living so they can support their families,” said Rhonda Poore. “It helps rescue people from human trafficking, gives artisans an avenue to use their talents and offers products that are well made and beautiful. It points people to our Father. It really is a holistic ministry!”
Anna Huggins agrees, “I am thankful that whatever I purchase might help a mother provide for her family, or help a young woman have hope for a new way of life.”
The Tennessee WMU advocates can accommodate the needs of churches or small groups in a variety of ways; they can provide a presentation explaining the work and eternal impact of WorldCrafts, set up a WorldCrafts display, or work with a church or organization to set up a full WorldCrafts market.
Tennessee WMU expressed excitement about the work of their new WorldCrafts advocates. Denise Bronaugh of Tennessee WMU says, “Our hope is that churches and small groups will invite them in to share about this ministry that is changing lives around the world.”
For more information or to contact your regional WorldCrafts advocate to speak to your church or small group, visit WorldCrafts.org/tnwmuworldcraftsadvocates.