Hands of Faith Fair Trade LogoHands of Faith FairTrade Ministry, inside Lord of Life Lutheran Church.
3801 S. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381.
 
Email us at LordofLifeHOF@outlook.com or call 281-367-7016
 
Fair Trade means your shopping dollars skip the middleman wholesale providers and go directly to disadvantaged communities worldwide to support lives, end exploitation and build independence. Browse the shelves stocked with coffee, chocolate, jewelry, paper goods, home décor, scarves, clothing and purses. For information call (281) 367-7016 or email Handsoffaithfairtrade@yahoo.com.

Extended hours for holiday shopping!
SHOP IN-STORE

-Sunday 9am-12:30pm; (2pm-6pm set aside for private shopping appointments)
-Wednesday 10am-2pm (December ONLY, 6-8pm)
-Friday 10am-2pm
-Saturday 10am-2pm

 OR
online anytime, with curbside pick-up at 3801 S. Panther Creek Dr. in The Woodlands.
 

We are committed to the safety of our volunteers and shoppers and have implemented new, in store practices:
-SANITIZE sanitizer provided upon entry and exit
-LIMITED CAPACITY two shoppers in the store at a time
-MASKS required for all, we have fair trade masks available for purchase
A greeter will be available to assist you as we adapt to these new changes

Online shopping with curbside pick up is still available if you can’t make it in.

 
 
 
One of our longtime vendors from Bali is going out of business. The appeals from vendors are pouring in asking for support to help village people survive and thrive, feed families, send kids to school, and make housing safer. We want to keep purchasing, but we need to sell products to buy more products to help more people. Help us help them, especially now!

How can you help?

1) PRAY. Pray for the marginalized producers and workers and for the continued vibrancy of the Hands of Faith Fair Trade ministry.
 
2) SHOP. Hands Of Faith Fair Trade ministry is currently providing 2 safe ways for you to shop fair trade. You can order online, anytime with contactless curbside pick-up or come to shop in person. We open the store 2 days, for 2 hours, for 2 masked shoppers at a time. We have 2 sanitizing stations, a plexi-shield at check out and 2 staff working to help you.
 
3) TELL OTHERS. Share our website link and let others know how their purchases can have the power to help others.
https://www.lolonline.org/hands-of-faith-fair-trade-minist…/
 
Come choose from our new fair trade face masks from Cambodia and India, interesting new lamps from the Philippines, textiles from India, Guatemala and Bali, spices from Africa, home and garden décor from Haiti, Philippines and Bangladesh! And of course, chocolate, tea and coffee which is on sale at $7 right now!
Congratulations to our naming contest winner, Patrick Nazaroff!
Follow Llama Mia on Facebook as she spreads her Fair Trade message! 🙂 #llamamialovesfairtrade

Changing the World One Purchase at a Time

hands of faith logoMINISTRY HOURS:
SHOP IN-STORE Wednesday and Saturday, 10am to 12pm OR
online anytime, with curbside pick-up at 3801 S. Panther Creek Dr. in The Woodlands.
 
Email us at LordofLifeHOF@outlook.com
Hands of Faith is a not-for-profit Fair Trade ministry located within Lord of Life Lutheran Church.  This ministry is closely aligned with Lord of Life’s Mission and Values.
 
 

Our Story

Hands of Faith Fair Trade Ministry began in 2005 with fair trade coffee sales at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in The Woodlands, TX. In 2013, we opened the Hands of Faith store in a small church classroom. Our growing ministry, run completely by volunteers, now has its own storefront and is a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation. We continue our mission to promote fair trade principles. We currently sell items from more than 40 countries. Stop in soon and bring a friend!
We have superb volunteer opportunities! Age 15 and up are welcome. What a great way to earn Community Service hours! Greet guests and process sales. Excellent training provided. Pay = $1 in store credit/volunteer hour. Email lordoflifehof@outlook.com or call Beth Kuper at 281-384-8597 for more info. Sign up for shifts online.
Lord of Life is proud to serve and sell LWR Farmer’s Market Coffee. Visit our Fair trade ministry and buy some today!

What is Fair Trade?

fair trade matters Behind items that we consume every day (coffee, tea and chocolate to name a few) are farmers struggling to survive and support their families. Living in poor, rural regions of the world where paved roads and internet access are rare, small-scale farmers who produce these items do not have their pick of buyers. In conventional trade, middlemen take advantage of this and pay unfairly low price — prices that do not even cover farmers’ costs and leave them no money for nutritious  food, medicine, clothes or education. Children are forced to work instead of attending school. In line with Martin Luther’s teaching that that “we should fear and love God that we may … help [our neighbor] to improve and protect his property and business,” it is a way of doing business that acknowledges the worth and basic human rights of all people. When you buy Fair Trade items, more of the money you spend reaches the hands of the people who crafted them.