Our Women’s ministry (Joppa) outreach team, which was led by my daughter, Kassie, at the time, came up with this idea. From Pinterest she has learned and come to love making her own laundry detergent. Her outreach team of like-minded gals decided it would be a great idea to serve the local laundry-mat customers with DIY detergent.
They met and put the ingredients together as follows:
The recipe is simple: just use equal parts of each ingredient, and sprinkle in the “smell good” as desired.
Next, they put the detergent into cute little bags. Here are some we recently put together.
I purchased the small bags from Hobby Lobby, and made these labels from an MS Word template. Just enter your information (below) to get the label as an easy printable. It is very important to add the ingredients to your tag in case the end user is prone to having allergic reactions. Don’t forget to add the instructions for use as well.
Unfortunately, I used the first draft of the label in my pictures and not the one with 1 John 1:7 –
“…and the blood of Jesus washes away all of our sins” 1 Peter 1:7
What a great verse for this ministry project! When we minister to those whom are both poor financially and spiritually, we must share the Good News of Jesus Christ!
“…The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.” Luke 7:22
For our Loads of Love initiative, not only did we hand out free detergent, but we also handed out literature about our church with a personal invitation to join us in worship. You can also include tracks or small books.
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Gina Duke is the Director of Women’s Ministry at her church where she has implemented a Women’s Involvement Ministry, called “Joppa”. This project came from one of the many “Idea Starter” suggestions. Gina is an organizational leader imparting biblical and practical solutions for authentic Christian Living. She is the founder and president of Churchtown Ministries, and author of “Organizing Your Prayer Closet” (Abingdon Press). For more posts like these, go to GinaDuke.com or follow her board, “Joppa” on Pinterest – Gina Duke/ChurchtownMinistries. You can also follow her on Instagram and Twitter @TheGinaDuke
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