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A “Bag of Hope” for the Hurting

This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  ~John 15:12

“Pajamas”. It seems like a strange word to hear from the Lord, yet to Pebbles Thompson, founder of Project Ignite Light, this simple earthly object has become something greater for the Kingdom.

Prior to answering the call, Thompson and her husband felt that God was leading them to “step away from youth ministry” (Project Ignite Light) and head into a new direction. “We didn’t know any ministry that dealt with pajamas, so we prayed. Then, God spoke to my heart and said, ‘Pebbles, you are missing the point. It’s not about pajamas. It’s about what they represent. In those dark times, when they are afraid, I will be their light’. She began having small visions of abused children—and knew that the way she saw people and ministry would be forever changed” (Project Ignite Light).

What is Project Ignite Light?

Project Ignite Light gives hope to children who have gone through an investigative doctor’s visit because of an abuse. Most children end up leaving the appointment with shame, humility, and little if any of what they were originally wearing to the appointment.

“Through Project Ignite Light, we give abused children a small piece of security by providing them with a backpack—Bag of Hope—filled with life’s most basic needs,” says Pebbles. (Project Ignite Light)

How does the Project Work?

Whether it is a police station, doctor’s office, or foster care. A “Bag of Hope” is given to locations where abused children will be seen. Each pack is filled with brand new items including:

  • Fleece tie blanket
  • Pajamas, socks, underwear
  • 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Fruit snacks and water bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Book: You Are Special by Max Lucado
  • Zipper tote bag to hold all their new special items
  • (Teen Girl bags also include deodorant and a personal journal)

How can I get involved?

Whether it is creating a fleece tie blanket, donating items for the bags, helping assemble the packs, delivering the bags or financially giving, your help is needed.

A training program is in the works for churches to be able to bring an Ignite the Light ministry into their own community.

For more information on how to send new pajamas, make a fleece-tie blanket, or make a financial donation, contact Project Ignite Light at www.ignitelight.org or send your donations to:

Project Ignite Light

10860 20½ Street SE,

Rogers, North Dakota, 58479

“…we will only succeed if the people around us get behind this worthy cause!” -~Pebbles Thompson

Want to bring Project Ignite Light to your community?

Contact Pebbles by e-mail at info@ignitelight.org or by phone at 701-646-HOPE (4673)

About Renee

Renee
is an author and editor for The Bottom Line Ministries as well as a member of Faith Writers. Currently she teaches high school language arts. She is a mom to four amazing blessings and enjoys every moment life has to offer. Renee has a fervor and drive to learn, she loves to read and spend time with her family, and is involved with her local church ministries. Humbled by God’s gift of words, she has a passion to write what the Holy Spirit has placed in her heart. She hopes to publish her in-progress book someday, but in the meantime, is honored to be placed as part of the TBL writing family and is holding on to the ride wherever God is leading. Renee and her family reside in their country home in Holland, Iowa.

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