International (MNN) — Believe it or not, laundry soap can be a wonderful gift for a woman.
It’s an issue of human dignity for the millions of families on the run from the ISIS onslaught. In the months that followed, there has been little in the way of hygiene products available, or the ability for the displaced to wash their family’s clothes. Nobody likes to stink, but there might be no choice when you are essentially homeless for months on end, trapped in the No Man’s Land of refugee red tape and a new home.
In fact, Women for JESUS, an arm of The JESUS Film Project, provided a free laundromat for the refugee community in one area. The hearts of these displaced women may indeed become open to the love of Christ as they do their laundry each week while interacting with local believers and watching Magdalena, a film created BY women and FOR women on the life of Jesus Christ.
In honor of women everywhere, celebrate International Women’s Day, March 8, by buying a bag and giving a bag. When you purchase a wristlet bag containing the movie Magdalena for yourself or a friend, a new laundry bag displaying the word HOPE in Arabic that contains laundry detergent and a copy of Magdalena will be sent to a women refugee on your behalf.
God has not forgotten these women, and together we can help spread that good news by sharing hope, one heart to another. (Click here if you’d like to help.)
*This fair trade bamboo wristlet bag is handcrafted in Vientiane, Laos. Here at Phontong, a handicraft cooperative, craftswomen intersperse weaving with housework and childcare. Phongong provides lessons and free raw materials to artisans along with artisan help in wood carving, basket weaving, silk production, and cattle raising.