Search your heart, search your tool boxes, and follow God's example, by lighting a candle of hope in the hearts of others.
Enjoying the garden using tools that are taken for granted.
As we look out into our gardens and see the colours of summer changing to the ambers and golds of autumn, we appreciate how fortunate we are to be surrounded by the beauty of God's creation. Late summer moves towards autumn, and without a second thought, we prepare to hang up the gardening tools which have served us so well in our gardens.
Tending the land using her hands; there are no tools available.
Consider for a moment, those who are not so fortunate as the lady on the left; those who look out onto the land where the colours never change; those who are in desperate need of tools, simply to survive.
There is much we can do to help!
Tools With A Mission (TWAM), is a christian charity which sends tools across the world to those in need. The charity relies on tool donations, and has a long list of "Wanted Tools" to allow them to put together 'trade kits' to help people to make a livelihood, and therefore more able to support themselves.
Tools are sent to Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Malawi, and many more places, and gardening tools are only the tip of the iceberg; carpentry tools, electrical tools, builders tools, sewing & knitting machines, are only a few of the desperately needed items, which will provide people with the practical resources to help build their lives.
Take a look at the "Wanted Tools" lists below, and watch the video on our 'video clips' page, to find out more about how your tools donations can help........ do you REALLY need 3 garden forks, or more than one hammer.....?
We hope to have an 'Open Church' day in the Spring 2018, where you can come along and donate old tools, spare tools, broken tools ... watch this space for a date for your diary.