Being Hands and Feet
BATESVILLE, ARK – Sarah and her husband, pastor Abraham Velazquez, joined the Batesville Seventh-day Adventist Church late last year, and one of the things they enjoy is bicycle riding.
During a bicycle trip to downtown Little Rock, Sarah noticed that there were many people living on the street and it really tugged on her heart. The question she kept asking was, “What can we do to make a difference in the lives of the homeless?”
With winter fast approaching, Sarah brought the idea to the church family and asked if anyone would like to volunteer to help knit and crochet hats, scarves and socks for the homeless. Several church members from the Batesville district volunteered and Threads of Love came to fruition.
This small but dedicated group met each Sunday until they felt they had enough items to make a difference. The Pathfinders came together on Valentine’s Day and filled 29 bags with literature, the handmade scarves, hats and socks, hygiene products and a few snacks. Another thing they did was make handwritten cards for each bag; the cards read, “You are loved, you are cherished, you are not forgotten.” It was a blessing for the Pathfinders to be involved in God’s ministry, to be Jesus’ hands and feet.
By Frances Taylor