I would like to attempt to keep a running account of how many afghans have been completed. This project was started in April, 2007.
Completed Afghans, sent to Ghana: 134 (as of 12/08/09)
Completed Afghans, sent to Durban, S. Africa: 84 (as of 12/08/09)
Total Afghans completed thus far: 265 (and still going) Nov., 2010
Durban, S. Africa: 84
May, 2011: 286
New Ministry Added: “KEY OF HOPE”, Durban, South Africa!
Due to the fact that we are able to make more afghans than are needed for the Ghana trip this year (Nov., 2008) I have searched for another worthy cause which would benefit needy children. A friend of mine has recently begun a ministry in Durban, South Africa, helping very poor children who are the victims of AIDS. Many of these children are parentless, leaving the older children to attempt to raise the younger ones by themselves. These are also referred to as ‘street children’. Here is a portion of Dan Smither’s email to me: “We could definitely use some of those afghans here – the winter nights can get down to the 30’s, and then there’s the rainy season (which we’re in the middle of right now). Having not just a blanket, but a warm, cozy (not to mention totally unique and personal) afghan to sleep under would be a huge blessing to these children. It would be one more thing that would help us to continue to build relationships with them that will give us the platform to show them Jesus Christ. We are sending a shipping container full of supplies from Michigan over here sometime in January, and we will take as many of those afghans as you can spare!” The ministry is called: Key of Hope and their blog site is: http://keyofhope.org. I will, from this point on (as of Oct. 22, 2008) be dividing the completed afghans between these two worthy causes.
Dan Smither, “Key of Hope” director, and “grammiepammie”
Another milestone has been achieved…now on to #300!
Thank you, again, all of you who had a part in this project; I couldn’t have done it without you! (no, this isn’t the ‘end’…I’m just getting warmed up!)