As many know, the nights in central Australia often reach sub zero temperatures during Winter. Here’s an inspiring story about women with big hearts and busy hands…
After a talk with Pastor Ray Morris from FRM in November 2013, Melva Schumacher from Trinity congregation, Pasadena, Adelaide, took up his suggestion to make beanies for central Australia. But before the craft group started making the beanies, they first thought they should find out how many were needed.
After checking with Pastor Ken Schultz in Alice Springs they realised that there are over 6,000 Indigenous Lutheran brothers and sisters living in central Australia. Melva contacted the women’s fellowships in South Australia to ask for their help to make beanies and have them ready for the start of Winter, 2014.
At the South Australia Lutheran Women’s Fellowship convention in Kadina on the 1st May 2014, the beanies were blessed for service and presented to Mrs Lyn Schultz to take back to Alice Springs. The response was overwhelming. Three tables were filled with beanies. To date the number made is 5,550. Some have already arrived in Alice Springs and others are coming soon in cars, caravans and in luggage on flights to the centre.
The people who live here in the Red Centre would like to thank all the women who took the time to make these gifts of love.