It's Just So Interesting.....
Have you heard the expression "Bless My Cotton Socks"? Here is the background on where the phrase orginated.
GEORGE Edward Lynch Cotton became Bishop of Calcutta in 1858 and while
there established schools for Eurasian children. A man of great
sensitivity, he ordered crates full of socks for the children, to be
worn during lessons. It was the rule of the Bishop to bless all goods
which arrived at the schools. A zealous member of staff one day
distributed socks before the blessing, so thereafter every time a
shipment arrived a note was placed on them to the effect: 'Cotton's
socks for blessing'. Cotton's socks soon became corrupted to cotton
socks. When the Bishop was drowned in the Ganges on October 6, 1866, a
despatch was sent to the Archbishop to ask: 'Who will bless his cotton
Credit: (Mrs) Jane M Glossop,
Socks makes a point to pray over every single pair that goes out our
door. Running across this story today was a great confirmation for us.
Comfort the Feet, Comfort the Soul.
Featured Sock RecipientSupport
Homeless Veterans, Inc. served 50 veterans at the April 19th Code: Red,
White, and Blue event - Thanks to Comfort Socks supporters, each veteran was able
to take home 2 pairs of new socks each. This event continues to help
veterans who are struggling with free food, clothing, hygiene products
and more. For more information, visit them online at www.SupportHomelessVeterans.org. The next Code: Red, White, and Blue event is scheduled for July 19th.
Attention VBS Teachers...Attention VBS and Teachers - Comfort Socks makes a great community service project. Join our Change for Change Event today.
Share PartnersYou've all heard of Prayer Partners? Well Comfort Socks invites you to be our SHARE
Partners. That's right - all you have to do is share our posts - and at
the end of the month - we'll list you in our newsletter. Thank you to
our April Share partners. Let's keep it going, everyone!Christina Clark-Tietjen (Shared the most)Robin Braswell Hucks Stacy Locklear Josh Spivey
Special Thanks..A Big Thank You to BEMC
for allowing Comfort Socks to be a grant recipient this year. We were
in excellent company, with so many of our local charities receiving
funds to continue their work, and a warm reception from BEMC Board of
Directors and Marketing Staff. We are so proud right now!
Thank you, South Shore College Women's Club (SSCWC), for showing 175 people they are loved. The soft and comfortable socks will wrap them up in your kindness.
is a special thing to care about ones fellow man. To provide for their
needs when you will never see the smile that results from your gift.
Yet, somehow, our spirit and minds eyes shows us the gratitude of the
sock recipient. Thank You so much, Jeffery Haynie, for your precious gift to Comfort Socks and your response to the prompting of your love and spirit.
The Perfect Pair
and Shoes Go Perfect Together. That's why Comfort Socks and Power
Walking Ministries are pairing up to bring new socks and shoes to our
local community, students and the homeless.
New Mens Crew Length
Socks and Boys Athletic Shoes (sizes 1 - adult) can be dropped
off at various locations in Shallotte and Southport from April 15 - May
26, 2014 (a full list of drop off locations can be found at http://comfortsocks.org/fb_challenge.php).
Not sure what to purchase? No worries, monetary donations and gift cards allow us to purchase the Perfect Pair.
Give Some Socks and Shoe Love Today! Call us or Check out the events page of comfortsocks.org or our facebook event page for more details.
About Power Walking Ministries:
PWM is a 501c3 oublic charity providing new shoes with the word of Christ to the students and children of Brunswick County.
A Word from Our Founder
Who knows there is a plan for every life? Yes,
EVERY life, even those who do not yet know the extent of their gift(s) or
calling, one thing is sure, that from the foundation of the world, He Knew, and
He prepared you for such a time as this.
So as I reflect on my own life, my history, my
heritage, the Lord in His goodness confirms that caring for the feet (or walk)
of another has always been the plan for me. Why even the land of my ancestors is
a country in the shape of a foot. How profound is God?
So what is your calling? Do you have a talent you
could share with us? To help us grow and touch more lives? We invite you to
join the Comfort Socks and get busy with pouring your very special covering
over the lost.
remember us monthly throughout the year ahead, and know that we are
sincerely grateful for your attentiveness to the needs of others, and
grateful you have chosen Comfort Socks as a way to express your desire
Your support of Comfort Socks has allowed us to receive 51,678 pairs of socks so far. First: We wish Comfort and Compassion are known by our actions and to all sock recipients. Second: We pray for Blessings for our supporters, sock recipients, and those without a home. Third: Please stay mindful of us and remember us monthly, if you can.