The Selah Project
Some of the ladies at our church have started meeting to do mission projects. We started with the Shelah Project. We are making baby gowns for newborns that are still born or live only a short time after birth. The gowns are made from donated wedding dresses. We are also making a small pillow which the parents get to keep. The project was started to minister to parents who are grieving from the loss of their baby at birth.
The project’s name comes from Psalm. Shelah is a word often meaning a short pause. These parents have a brief moment with the child that with Christ they will see again someday. We are looking for some wedding gowns to make into these tiny gowns. If you would like to donate one please message me. They are also using prom or ball gowns in pastel yellows, blues and pinks. I am posting a link that you can read more about the project.
We have many other projects going including some projects for the children who come with their parents. We are going to be making tie blankets for babies and children, angels of hope for those with health issues, quilts and lap quilts for fire victims, the rest home, etc.. We will be doing some baking ministries and numerous other projects. It is a great feeling to be doing little things that can help others during their difficult times. It is also a time of great fellowship to spend time serving God with these beautiful Christian ladies and kids.
Children are such a blessed gift from God. But for those who lose a child the grieving process is long and difficult. We pray that these tiny gowns will provide a precious memory of their brief time together. Each stitch is made with love and care.