The personal touch of a handmade greeting card can have a lasting impact on the receiver. As I read an AGA weekly newsletter a few months ago, I read how monthly stipends were delivered in pink envelopes. I am a card maker and those two words were like a light bulb coming on in my brain…then my heart. I have often asked the Lord to use my love for making cards as a ministry and I truly believe He put this idea in my mind. Friends from church came to my house and we started making cards to express our love and concern for the Chinese mothers. Christian Chinese students from a local university wrote out messages in Chinese for the cards and I had rubber stamps made. Another student wrote many scripture verses in Chinese and I made copies to be put in each pink card. With love and prayers, I send 305 baby cards to AGA with the hope that each card would convey that we American moms and women truly care about them and wish to encourage and praise them for making the right decision to keep their baby girls.
I am Ellen, a wife, mother, grandmother. My heart for missions started when I was a child. After college I spent 3 1/2 years in Japan teaching English conversation in a girls’ mission school. Now my husband and I host Japanese and Chinese students from Kent State through a Christian organization. I am involving some of our grandchildren in our activities so that they can also develope a heart for all God’s people.
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