Our mission is to equip creative people to minister to those in need, and our goal is to connect artisans with missionaries around the world. We identify the needs of missionaries and their ministries and provide you with the tools to help. We equip you to invest in people in need by giving you access to free patterns for download—patterns for sewing, crocheting, and knitting.
After you have downloaded your pattern and finished your project, you will send it to Tabitha’s Threads, and we will ensure that your work reaches the hands of those in need. Your gifts are transported in the suitcases of short-term mission teams who travel to the destinations of our partners.
A handmade gift is a useful Gospel tool. Handmade items not only provide for people in need but also show love and personal investment.
Tabitha’s Threads was inspired by the disciple named Tabitha found in Acts 9:
Down the road a way in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha, “Gazelle” in our language. She was well-known for doing good and helping out. During the time Peter was in the area she became sick and died. Her friends prepared her body for burial and put her in a cool room.
Some of the disciples had heard that Peter was visiting in nearby Lydda and sent two men to ask if he would be so kind as to come over. Peter got right up and went with them. They took him into the room where Tabitha’s body was laid out. Her old friends, most of them widows, were in the room mourning. They showed Peter pieces of clothing the Gazelle had made while she was with them. Peter put the widows all out of the room. He knelt and prayed. Then he spoke directly to the body: “Tabitha, get up.”
She opened her eyes. When she saw Peter, she sat up. He took her hand and helped her up. Then he called in the believers and widows, and presented her to them alive.
When this became known all over Joppa, many put their trust in the Master.