Hunter’s Glen Baptist Church has a unique ministry called CARE. This ministry serves individuals with special needs providing opportunities to use their servant’s hearts to accomplish amazing things for God.
Through Camp LIFE alumni and church members, Justin and Holley Luddeke, CARE Ministry students learned about the lives of the orphans in Zambia and the ways Family Legacy is working on their behalf. Inspired to help, the students and ministry launched a summer long art project called, “Loving Africa Art Camp”.
Through camp classes and bible studies the CARE students learned about Zambia and what life is like for an orphan child. The students then used their gifts to design works of “art with a purpose” to share Jesus’ LOVE with our children at the Tree of Life. They painted t-shirts with expressions such as “Jesus Loves You” and “God is LOVE”. They also created sock puppets with a variety of loving personalities. Their beautiful artwork was delivered to Zambia, bringing happiness and smiles to many precious children.
The highlight of “Loving Africa Art Camp” was a church-wide luncheon and art auction. The goal was to raise awareness within Hunter’s Glen church about CARE Ministry while highlighting Family Legacy. It was a huge success. $600 was raised through the auction of 51 Africa-themed canvases lovingly painted by the CARE students.
Ministry leader, Stacy Hodge, shared that each CARE member had a wonderful time working together and creating art with a purpose. Like the orphans in Zambia, special needs individuals are too often overlooked and ignored. This project allowed them to shine in a special way. They have impacted many lives with LOVE and CARE.
For more information on the CARE Special Needs Ministry, please email Stacy at email@example.com.