Our vision is to empower refugee ladies to unlock their unique, God-given creativity, releasing His beauty and restoring hope.
Isaiah 61:3, “To grant to those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, a garment of praise for heaviness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”
Beautiful Hope Creatives is a new initiative by YWAM Cyprus. In working with refugee ladies for many years, we have seen that there is a great opportunity to serve these ladies both practically and spiritually. One of the most impactful ways that we have been able to encourage and empower these ladies is through creativity. We have seen that as we tap into the unique creativity God has placed in each of their hearts, His beauty is unlocked and hope is restored. We have two primary focuses: creating handicrafts and facilitating creative retreats.
Beautiful Hope Handicrafts
We are a community of artisans who gather to create handicrafts to sell for the benefit of those in need. In the future, this community will include refugees. We seek to transform simple material into something beautiful, which also serves as a picture of the way God brings transformation and beauty into the human heart.
We believe the ladies involved in creating handicrafts will experience transformative hope as they benefit from learning new skills, such as craftsmanship and presentation of products, contributing towards assisting ladies in need, and being part of a creative community of women.
As Beautiful Hope Handicrafts begins to generate income, the proceeds will go towards assisting refugee ladies. Currently, our main focus is on our up-coming Beautiful Hope Retreat (see below for more information).
Beautiful Hope Handicrafts are sold at local boutiques, craft fairs, etc.
Beautiful Hope Retreats
We will facilitate creative retreats specifically focused on refugee ladies. These retreats will be free for the women to attend and will be funded by profits from Beautiful Hope Handicrafts and donations. The retreats will include: pampering, crafts, creative processing activities, prayer ministry, an encouraging message, and a nice meal together.
Our first retreat will be in June.
Please contact us if you would like more information: firstname.lastname@example.org