Girlfriends learn craft, Bible study

By Staff and Press Reports

Learning a new craft, meeting new people and enjoying Bible Study is
what Girlfriends is all about.

Girlfriends 1 is part of the Broken Wings Ministry and is led or
mentored by Sr. Alies Therese and Charlotte Wade.

For nearly six weeks, Janice Black, Charmin Coleman, Lisa Weaver, Lynn
Wise, Ernestine Haste and Cynthia Williams have gathered at Broken
Wings, once a week, for art, lunch, and Bible Study. The art or craft
for this class has been making sock monkeys. Sr. Alies said no one
knew how to make a sock monkey before this class.

“The art is making sock monkeys….we do an operation on them. Each week
we cut and put differences pieces together, like you are doing
surgery. Then we stuff them and sew them up,” said Williams.

“I have learned a lot by doing it,” she added.

Everyone said they enjoyed the class. Almost everyone in the class
enjoyed making the sock monkeys. And a few of them are joining Sr.
Alies for Girlfriends 2.

The class of Girlfriends 1 studied Ephesians where they were reminded
that they are God’s work.

One class member stated she has learned to believe in the word of God.

“Faith and believe in the word of God, continue in the word and get
more strength and power.”

Broken Wings to celebrate building
By Amanda McBride
Friday will be the 5th anniversary celebration of Broken Wings’ new
building. Come celebrate with them on Friday, March 1 from 11 a.m.-2
p.m. with soup and burgers.

Broken Wings was able to build and move into their current building
after a faith based fundraiser. The funds to purchase materials were
donated and people volunteered their time to help build.

The building, located on Jailhouse Road in Ackerman, houses the food
pantry, thrift store, offices and meeting room.

Broken Wings is a non-denomination faith based organizations. They
offer many ministries including a food pantry, which is part of the
Mississippi Food Bank, thrift store and much more. Broken Wings also
helps Choctaw County burn out victims and more.