what is Out of the Clay?
Out of the Clay is designed to provide a hands on opportunity for women in recovery to learn about God’s redemptive love and grace for them as portrayed through the mining, cleaning, and making of jewelry with stones from Arkansas’ Ouachita Mountains. We aim to cultivate creativity while pointing to hope in our Creator.
Stacy MacDonald, Owner and Designer of made. as well as the Founder of OOTC says, " For me, made. has been the greatest catalyst out of years of depression, anxiety, self harm, and self loathing. Everything from using my hands to my process for making jewelry has become this beautiful analogy of how Christ pulls us out of the miry clay. If stones that have been buried since creation can now be found and cleaned and turned into something for others, how much greater is His plan for me?! For us! This is the idea that I hope resonates throughout Out of the Clay."
Out of the Clay takes place once a month over the course of three months and serves as a creative approach to supplement the recovery process at faith based homes for women. With each phase of the program, the ladies get to put their hands to work learning a new skill, they get to dig into the Bible and study scriptures that correlate to the work they're doing, and they get to discover how this all relates to them in their own personal journeys of recovery, restoration, and redemption.
If you would like to financially give to this vision, click DONATE below where you will be able to give through a secured link. To read about our other areas of need or to find out how to send in supplies, tools or any equipment that you think may be useful, please click NEEDS. If you would like to volunteer in any way, please let us know by clicking CONTACT US.
Psalm 40:1-3 I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me, and heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth -- Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, and will trust in the Lord.