"I am the Good Shepherd ..." hand embroidery
"I am the Good Shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me - " (John 10:14)
Embroidered by Hellen Okol, this tapestry measures 10" x 11.5"
Hellen lives in Kitgum, a town in the far north of Uganda close to the Sudanese border. This region experienced the horrors of war for 25 years through the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army). They have peace at present, but the trauma in the lives of the people and their children has been unspeakable. We started a Threads of Blessing group in Kitgum and neighboring Lira to help bring some hope to these women in the midst of their trauma and slow healing. Their enthusiasm is touching. Hellen will use the funds she receives from her needlework to provide education for her children; medical support for herself and her family; seeds or fertilizer for her crops; repairs to her home, or build a new one; and care for any orphans for whom she cares as a result of the war, HIV AIDS or other illnesses.