The Ministries of our Church
Covers of Love Ministry
“The idea for the Covers of Love Ministry came as a result of prayer,” said founder, Viorica Oana. “For many years, I asked God what I could do for Him. When my friend, Tabitha Brinceanu's, house flooded last year, she wanted to give me all the fabrics she had in storage. Between the two of us, we had accumulated quite a lot, that’s when we decided these fabrics needed to be used in a practical way to fulfill a need.”
Recalling a segment on 3ABN which highlighted a quilt ministry, Oana and her friend felt this would be a good direction to go and prayed for guidance. “I shared the idea with my friend, Alina Marshall,” said Oana. “She was really excited about it and wanted to be a part. So, the three of us began using our design and sewing skills to show our love to others.”
Church members soon became aware of the project and started donating money, materials and time and began working on projects at European Leather, a business that sponsors this ministry and is owned by Oana and her husband, Ion.
During a meeting set aside to dedicate the ministry, Head Elder of the Newport News Company, Barbara Twombley, shared the story of Tabitha, also known as Dorcas. “This disciple was full of good works,” said Twombley. “Her ministry was sharing coats and garments she had made. We have started an action of many hands, let’s commit to this community ministry.”
Daniel Wood, member of the Newport News SDA Company, presented the exhortation and unity in meekness as found in Philippians 2:2-4. “Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being on one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.” After the prayer of dedication, the group expressed their desire to involve not only the adults but the children and youth, uniting through the Holy Spirit for the glory of God. History
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