Mississippi church ministry provides 1,160 dresses

In 2011,  Highland Baptist Church in Meridian, Mississippi started a sewing club, that blossomed into a full-blown ministry. All ages, experience levels, and abilities come together to create handmade items for women and children in need.

Their initial project was to provide dresses to children in Nicaragua & Guatemala. To date, they have sent around 1160 handmade dresses to little girls overseas. They are adding to their sewing scope: bags, teddy bears, baby wraps.

They also serve those in Mississippi. In the last five years, the sewing club at Highland Baptist Church has also provided pillowcases and pillows to the Care Lodge, a local domestic violence shelter. Dressmakers sew the pillowcases and Sunday classes; other small groups offer the pillows. To date, we have provided approx. 625 pillowcases and cushions.