|The other week when walking up the stairs at church, I noticed a colorful display of handicrafts. Couldn't pass that up, now could I? In front of me were well-crafted handmade jewelry, bags & purses, an adorable stitched Noah's Ark, tin ornaments, and much more. The embroidery designs were characteristically Hmong, reminiscent of what I had seen in Thailand and Myanmar.|
A young woman standing nearby told me more about the non-profit organization based in Thailand and initiated by WELS Kingdom Workers. She shared with me a brochure which stated the mission: "Through the production of handicrafts, we seek to develop long-term relationships with artisans and encourage self-sufficiency by providing opportunities for vocational training, Christian education and higher education, made possible by not-for-profit sales." The organization also helps support community health and development, literacy and children's programs, and Bible education.
|Bible Cover - Hmong design|
If you're looking for a unique gift or simply want to donate, check out the Thai Village website.