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Al and Gail Barrett

Al and Gail Barrett

Romans 15:13
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him,
so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

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Maasai Threads of Hope Sewing Center Ngoswani, Kenya

Great News!  Praise and Glory to God!  Opening in Jan 2014.  20 women are ready for training.  Our missionary Deb Deren will be there to direct the center until it is sustainable and able to be run by local Africans to serve the widows in Maasai land.

Sewing Center Grand Opening 2014


We are so grateful to the Lord for placing in Debs heart a passion for the lost and hurting in this world and a longing to be a part of the Threads of Hope team to help accomplish the many tasks before us. 




Listen as Ron Maxwell of Moody Radio Interviews Al Barrett

March 6, 2012


Moody Radio Interview

Moody Radio Interview 2012 Part 1

Moody Radio Interview 2012 Part 2

Moody Radio Interview 2012 Part 3

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Thanks be to God for all He provides
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Current Events

Sewing Center Grand Opening 2014

2013 May "Stitching a Future"

July 2013 Near Completion

5-28-13 Progress Maasai Sewing Training Center
Threads of Hope Co-op in Ngoswani , Kenya

2012 Sewing For Generations

2011 Kenya Newsletter

2010 Year End Newsletter

2010 Midyear Newsletter

2010 April Update

2009 Year End Newsletter

Mission Africa 2009 Newsletter


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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."

Al Barrett and his wife were on the first leg of a mission trip to Tanzania and Kenya in 1998.  Seated next to Al was a Jewish man who happened to be a Lawyer from Detroit.  Before he left the plane in Detroit he reached into his wallet, gave Al some money, and said, "Put this where it will sow in the Kingdom of God".  With the money, Al bought the first sewing machine for a tribe near Mount Kilimanjaro called the Chagga people.  The Jewish man told Al he was being led by the Holy Spirit to give a donation.
That seed money has now grown to a mountain of donated thread, materials, and sewing machines.  Approximately $80,000 worth of thread alone and hundreds and hundreds of sewing machines, both electric and foot petal, have been donated.  Now the promise of free fabric has come.  We have been praying and believing that God would reveal where and who will receive it.  Now it is unfolding.

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Threads of Hope is a registered organization with the U.S. State Department and has been awarded:
Presidents Volunteer Service Award


Al Barrett
Ministry Director
1297 Bayshore Drive
Dunedin, FL 34698
(727) 403-2033

A ministry of
Missionary Ventures International
P.O. Box 593550
Orlando, FL 32859