Clothing the naked (or in this day, those in need)...
When we meet the needs of those who struggle with the basics of life, we actually minister to Jesus, who said: “I was hungry and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. I was naked and you gave me clothes to wear. I was sick and you took care of me. I was in prison and you visited me.” (Mt. 25:35-36, CEB)
As we respond, we recognize Jesus in those who struggle to clothe their families or find appropriate work clothes.
UMCOR layette kits
The United Methodist Committee on Relief is a world wide ministry of being prepared to respond immediately to disaster. Layette kits, with the following items and no "words" are prepared ahead ofdisasters so that they can be given freely when the need arises.
Layette Kit Materials
6 cloth diapers (Prefolded or plain diapers only; No disposable diapers.)
2 shirts (Undershirts or onsies.)
2 washcloths (Infant size only; No adult washcloths.)
2 gowns or sleepers
2 diaper pins (Must have protective plastic closures; No regular safety pins).
1 sweater or jacket (Must open from the front; May be hand knitted, crocheted, or sewn; Hooded sweatshirts are acceptable.)
2 receiving blankets (Sizes may range from 28" x 28" to 32" x 32"; No crib blankets please.)
Sultan UMC Tabitha House