Purses and Verses: A Reflection of Jesus’ Love in Action

On Saturday, November 17, 2018 the LWML ladies at Peace in Christ, Walkersville, Maryland, planned a Purses and Verses Brunch.  Each woman was asked to bring a “gently” used purse.  Notions and goodies like Chapstick, tissues, deodorant, gum and other personal items, were donated by members in the congregation.  An appropriate Bible verse and New Testament Bible were placed in each purse. The purses were then stuffed by those in attendance and given to Faith House for distribution to women who find themselves in unfortunate circumstances.

Faith House, located in Frederick, Maryland, provides a loving Christ centered place for homeless women and children.  Each woman embarks on her own personal 90-day journey to discover her purpose and to find healing and hope.  In follow up, we learned that our purses have been joyfully received and have filled a need that had gone unnoticed. Faith House was a recipient of a $5,000 Mission Grant provided by the LWML Chesapeake District.

Be strong and courageous.  Do not be frightened and do not be dismayed,
for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go
(Joshua 1:9).

Submitted by Michelle Baugham
LWML Chesapeake District VP Communications
LWML Potomac Zone Chair