Are you willing to help WorldCrafts share the Father’s love with impoverished people around the world?
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. (1 John 3:16, NIV)
As Valentine’s Day approaches, we hear the word “love” thrown around everywhere. What exactly is love? Jesus taught us that true love occurs when we are willing to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. His countercultural teachings always confront our modern sensibilities.
When you think about it, the very idea of fair trade exists on a foundation of laying down our lives for our brothers and sisters around the world. This laying-down-your-life kind of love is what lies at the heart of WorldCrafts. We are willing to do whatever it takes to empower impoverished people around the world to break the chains of poverty and desperation. We want impoverished people to know that they are valued and loved. We want impoverished people to hear words of eternal hope and eternal life.
Through the Isaiah 58:10 Campaign, the WMU Foundation helps us show the Father’s love to people whose lives would otherwise be filled with hopelessness and fear. This campaign provides immediate funding for orders to our artisans. These orders bring them hope for the future as they earn a sustainable living wage.
Ongoing orders from WorldCrafts enable our artisans to support themselves and their families. For many artisans, these orders can literally mean the difference between life and death.
Here are a couple of ways you can help:
- Shop! Through February 28, 2018, when you shop WorldCrafts products and use the promo code LOVE8, 10% of your total purchase price will go into the Isaiah 58:10 Campaign at the WMU Foundation.
- Partner with us by giving directly to the Isaiah 58:10 Campaign. Your partnership ensures that our global partners receive ongoing orders. These ongoing orders enable our artisans to support themselves and their families. For many artisans, these orders can literally mean the difference between life and death.
Here’s what your love means to people around the world:
In North Africa
“I have learned I can depend on my Father. I can trust Him with everything! Through the work of Leather Project, I am now free from the bondage of drugs, and I want to live a life of service to others.” (Sam*, Leather Project)
At Light of Hope Learning Center in Bangladesh, young women who have been exploited, physically abused, devalued, and dehumanized are learning how they have great worth in their Father’s eyes. “The spend their days learning and growing in all areas – intellectually, morally, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially – instead of spending their days (and nights) out in their very dangerous and open areas, learning the ways of the world and getting into dangerous and trouble-type situations.” (Geri*, Light of Hope)
“I have seen God in these necklaces. My husband got saved and baptized! I am a very happy woman. He used to drink and now he goes to church, and helps with the beads.” (Mama Faith, Back to Africa)