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June 12-- In a combined effort of local Crafter's for Christ participants, 115 ministry bears have been created to accompany  Kristin Sharpe on her annual mission trip to Haiti  June 26th - July 3rd.   Sharpe and others will travel to Haiti to share the Gospel, perform ministry tasks, and construction duties. 

Sharpe tells of her last trip, "Sometimes we will go into homes that don't have floors, or if they do, they are dirt."  As for the use of the bears, she stated, "The bears are going to be used as gifts to the children we come into contact with.  These children don't have much at all and are very appreciative and get extremely excited when we are able to bring gifts."

bears(Pictured L-R) Front: Evelyn James, Kathy Profitt, Carolina Lillard, Kristin Sharpe

Back: Carolyn Cooper (FUMC Lyons), Betty Collins, Beverly Cherry (Tabernacle Baptist), Marjorie Albritton

The project, which took the Crafters' over a month to complete, resulted in 115 stuffed bears that bear the saying, "Jezi renmen w" which means, "Jesus Loves You" in the native Creole language.

Although the deadline is fast approaching, Sharpe still lacks about $600 in needed funding for the trip.  Anyone interested in donating to her mission trip may contact Rev. Chester Proctor at Smith Street Baptist Church at 912-537-8661 or by sending their donation to 503 Smith Street, Vidalia Ga 30474 in c/o Kristin Sharpe Mission Trip.

The Crafter's for Christ is a Smith Street Baptist Church ministry open to everyone and meets at 10am every Tuesday morning at Smith Street Baptist Church.