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"Lord equip us to teach those in need, that which would be pleasing to You.  Restore dignity, sense of purpose, and hope, as they learn new skills and grow; so they too can become givers after recieving a hand-up, not a hand-out.  May they know that the motivation of our action is Your love for them and it is Your will that all men be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. Amen."

Threads of Hope
 A means of increasing quality of life

Threads of Hope, founded by Al Barrett in 1998, is a ministry of Missionary Ventures International. Our ministry vision is towards widows, orphans, and indigenous pastors. Our purpose is to bring sewing skills and equipment in order to meet the needs where God directs us. These skills offer a great tool as well for missionaries and ministers to build relationships in the communities they serve, enabling them to introduce the gospel while training nationals, the motivation behind this mission.

Our intent is to help them gain financial stability, giving them a start they could not otherwise have on their own. They in turn learn the love of God while we offer them a hand up, not a hand out.

This mission was born (out of Africa) from outreaches to the Maasai tribe in Kenya and Tanzania that began in 1996. Since then, it has reached numerous African countries and fourteen other countries around the world and in the USA.

Our main focus has been in Africa, bringing sewing machines and much-needed skills and most importantly, the best gift any one can bring to anyone…God’s Holy Word and the gift of salvation! In Jesus’ name and with the help of many prayer and financial partners, we go.

Al Barrett

Ministry Director

Threads of Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching economically challenged individuals and any other interested parties in the pattern making, garment construction, and alterations career field.  They will gain very important benefits from this program:
  • Improved Standard Of Living
  • Work At Home Opportunities
  • Outreach Sewing Missions - Both Foreign and Domestic
  • Learning A Practical Skill
  • English Language Development
  • Improve Self-Esteem
  • Friendly Professional Environment

Beverly Easterling at a sewing outreach in Vietnam
South Africa

Al Barrett with donated sewing machines and thread

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