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Children#039;s ministry makes quilts

The South Point-based Appalachian Children's Ministry has donated two quilts to the shelter, which serves people throughout the Tri-State. The quilts were made by children, who took part in the ministry's day camp activities last week.

Jessie Dillow, a minister at Ice Creek Missionary Baptist Church and a volunteer at Hopes' Place, told ACM counselor Sue Cahal about Hope's Place,

ACM Director Bill VanBibber explained.

"She really got excited about doing this," VanBibber said.

Each boy decorated a panel for a blue quilt. Each girl decorated a panel for a pink one. Cahal, a quilting enthusiast, put the panels together and each child signed their artwork. The quilts were officially presented to Hope's Place Outreach Director Melissa Esenbock.

"I think it's wonderful that children are caring about each other," Esenbock said. "The children we see at Hope's Place have reached their last hope. This will mean something to them."

ACM is an outreach that was started five years ago to bring the gospel to children throughout the Tri-State. More than a half a dozen churches in Ohio and Kentucky are involved in the ministry.