This afternoon Pastor Dale Tunnell of the Chattanooga First Seventh-day Adventist Church stopped by to pick up 76 baby blanket and two suitcases that his church will be taking later this month to Mongolia on a humanitarian and evangelistic mission trip.
At that time, members from Chattanooga First will join It is Written, a Chattanooga-based international media ministry, as they seek to minister to the 1.3 million people of Mongolia's capital city, Ulaanbaatar.
The church is not the first church to benefit from the baby blanket ministry of the Samaritan Center.
Recently we received a note from Chris and Terri Whiteside, members of the Chattanooga's Hamilton Life Church, and board members of Hope for Haiti, a non-profit organization that seeks to provide relief for needy Haitians.
In January, the Samaritan Center helped Hope for Haiti with 50 baby quilts, a $100 50/50 gift certificate to our stores, and $300 worth of personal care and school supply items.
These supplies went to help the 300 plus children living at the three orphanages Hope for Haiti operates. In their note, the Whitesides noted that the blankets were delivered specifically to residents of mountain communities where the weather is cooler.
Due to the efforts of volunteer knitters, sowers, and crocheters, children around the world will sleep warmer at night. Thank you to all who make these life-changing mission endeavors possible.