Fellowship of The Woodlands hosted Trade As One this past Sunday, and they should get our applause. Trade As One is a “fair-trade organization that connects American churchgoers to the working poor all over the world,” the church web site says.
The BGCT’s Tomi Lee “T.L.” Grover attended the event and sent the attached photo. She said Pastor Kerry and Chris Shook took a trip to one of the TA1 production sites in Nairobi and came back to tell the church about what they learned and how their church can respond.
Nathan George, leader of TA1, set up an exposition in their bookstore Sept. 20 and spoke to the congregation, T.L. said.
This is a great effort, and I applaud Fellowship of The Woodlands.
For three weekends, from September 20th-October 4th, TA1 will be at Woodlands Church, “giving everyone in our community a chance to learn more about how we can use our regular spending to bring hope and restoration to some of the darkest corners of the world,” the web site says. “Fair trade allows people to give unique, high-quality gifts to family and friends – while giving hope and income to the poor.”
By the way, the BGCT’s Christian Life Commission has a partnership with TA1 through an effort called Good News Goods. All TA1 products purchased through GNG benefits the Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger, with 10 percent of receipts going to the offering.