Jesus said, "Let the children come to me." Hand Embroidery
Mothers and their children are gathered around Jesus in this piece by Stella Mandhawun measuring 10" x 6". This is ready to be framed, added to a pillow or put on a jacket, etc.
Stella’s home is in Erussi – a small, beautiful, village close to the Congolese border in northwestern Uganda, nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains. Being isolated with little means of travel except walking or an occasional bus, it is not unusual for the people to walk tens of kilometers each way to market in the nearest town.
Like her sisters in Goli, Stella will use the funds she receives from her needlework to provide education for her children; medical support; seeds or fertilizer for her crops; repairs to her home, or build a new one; and provide for any orphans for whom she cares as a result of the war, HIV AIDS or other illnesses.
Paska meets weekly with her fellow needleworkers. The community they have developed through Threads of Blessing encourages each of them and has significantly raised their self-esteem.