Women and children all over the world suffer daily from poverty, abuse and sexual exploitation; yet several organizations and ministries work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering and have partnered with Sylvania Church to present “Fair Trade Market” on May 2, 2015 from 10AM to 2PM. It will be held at The Market, 2210 Three Lakes Parkway (just south of the FRESH store) in Tyler, Texas.
Merchandise from Ethiopia, Uganda, Nepal, Cambodia, Thailand, Guatemala and several other countries will be offered for purchase. The proceeds will go back to the people in these countries to alleviate their suffering by feeding the hungry, caring for orphans, digging water wells, building schools and presenting the hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Participants include: Project Ethiopia, Parental Care Ministries, Trades of Hope, By Tavi, Adera!, Moss Florist, Grounds for Justice/Refuge of Light, Young Life “Karama”, All Good Things, Street Smart Defender and Narimon.
Along with rare and unusual finds, shoppers will also be treated to coffee from Grounds for Justice and to an educational opportunity to discover more about the ministries represented.
Sylvania Church is sponsoring this inaugural event with the help of its women’s ministry. Pastor Phillip Dancy is enthusiastic about the potential benefit to so many and said “It is a rare opportunity to combine a fun day of shopping with support for such a significant mission work. At the Fair Trade Market, you get to do both”.
Sylvania Church is a Christ-centered, Bible-saturated, reformed Southern Baptist Church that exists to magnify God through worship, nurture and outreach. To learn more visit www.sylvaniachurch.com or call (903) 592-1591.
Event Coordinator: Barbara Huggins (903) 520-4113.