Church members make bags for Nicaraguan school

LITTLE HOCKING – The ladies of the Little Hocking Church of God’s Women’s Ministry aren’t the kind to sit around and do nothing, even in the middle of one of the worst winters in years.

That’s why in February they began a project to make 200 drawstring cloth bags to send to a school in Nicaragua that was started by a missionary family the Newbury Road church supports.

“We wanted something to do while the ice storms were here,” said ministry and church member Barbara McCloy.

So several ladies got together last month at the church and set to work, making about 30 of the bags in a single day using fabric they’d collected through donations. Some took their projects home with them, and the total is now up to about 50, McCloy said.

“We wanted to do something special for the McBeaths,” she said, referring to the family from the Columbus area that the church has supported the last few years.

“They started a school in Nicaragua,” McCloy said. “He’s already got 200 children and he’s already fed 700 children.”

The women are trying to complete 200 bags to present to the family when they visit the area in April.

McCloy said anyone interested in donating material can contact her at 304-422-1992.