HOLTS SUMMIT – A group of women at Cedar Grove Baptist Church here are committed to wrapping women in crisis pregnancy situations, as well as their babies, in a blanket of love.
Each year, these women – Chia Stafford, Debra Jett, Allene Bills, Joy Alberts, Cathy Hartley and Susan Klein (the legislative liaison for Missouri Right to Life) – make quilts together, and they’ll put their latest creations on sale at the Strawberry Festival Quilt Auction at First Baptist Church, Arnold, on June 4, 2016. The auction benefits the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home.
“We believe strongly in finding ways to help women in crisis pregnancies, their babies, their children and their families,” these women told The Pathway in a written statement. “The MBCH benefits from the offerings of our Missouri Missions Offerings, the state’s Alternatives to Abortion Program and from churches across Missouri who donate in many ways. The annual quilt auctions are just one way we can support women and children in need with a ‘hands-on’ experience.”
The MBCH also benefits as Missouri Baptists give each week through their tithes to the Cooperative Program, which is the primary means by which Southern Baptists throughout the state and nation join together to bring gospel transformation to every corner of the world.