At Higher Calling Martial Arts, we don't want to just stay in the four walls of our Dojang.  We want to be able to be in the community Serving Christ in as many ways as we can! You do NOT need to be an HCMA student or know how to crochet or knit to get involved!  WE CAN HELP TEACH YOU.

After seeing a video of an older man, who was terminally ill crocheting hats for the homeless, Mrs. Jackson was in awe of this wonderful expression of God's love. Despite his own sad circumstance, he was still happy to give to others. God calls us not to be concerned with only ourselves, but rather to be humble and think of others - serving them when possible.  

She did not personally know how to crochet or knit. However, her daughter did and had tried to teach her on several occasions. She asked her daughter again to please try to teach her. This time it all clicked!  Mrs. Jackson truly believes that God had her wait to understand until He had a plan to use her.

Another Assistant Instructor, at that time, actually owned his own crocheting business (Younique Crafts). He was very excited when the vision of getting a group together monthly to fellowship and encourage one another while creating crocheted or knitted items that would be donated to those less fortunate than ourselves was shared with him!

Some participants only have time to crochet during our meetings while others are unable to make the meetings, but crochet at home and bring items in. Mrs. Jackson is continually thinking about and praying for the individual who may eventually receive each item she make and the during the meetings participants pray for those who will receive items to be donated. Each item given has a special card sharing hope with the recipient. Since this ministry began at in January 2017, we have been able to make more than 100 items! Hats, scarves, blankets, and "chemo" shawls are what we have primarily made.  We have had the privilege of sharing some of items with ladies who are undergoing chemotherapy. We are continually collecting items that can be given out during the colder months to the homeless to help them stay warm. Higher Calling Martial Arts also has an Annual Winter Warming Drive where we collect items to be handed out to the homeless. These items can be purchased new, gently used, or hand made.

We are always looking for more ways to serve and would love to partner with other ministries that are already doing a great job serving those not only in our immediate community, but also around the world. One ministry we are looking into partnering with is Warm Up America. They supply Tiny Hats for Tiny Babies.  This is an East African Preterm Birth Initiative. Each year, across the world, 1 million preterm babies die within their first 28 days because they are unable to regulate their body temperatures. We are looking forward to partnering with several additional organizations in the future.

If you would like more information or would like to get involved please contact Mrs. Jackson for more details!

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."  Isaiah 41:10

Some participants only have time to crochet during our meetings while others are unable to make the meetings, but crochet at home and bring items in. I know personally, that I am continually thinking about and praying for the individual who may eventually receive each item I make. Each item given has a special card sharing hope with the recipient, and when possible we love to receive the name of the recipient so that we can continue to pray for them. I am proud to say that since this ministry began at in January 2017, we have been able to make more than 100 items! Hats, scarves, blankets, and "chemo" shawls are what we have primarily made.  We have had the privilege of sharing some of items with ladies who are undergoing chemotherapy. We are continually collecting items that can be given out during the colder months to the homeless to help them stay warm. Acworth Choi Kwang Do has an Annual Winter Warming Drive where we collect items to be handed out and this year we will have handmade items as well!

We are always looking for more ways to serve and would love to partner with other ministries that are already doing a great job serving those not only in our immediate community, but also around the world. One ministry we are looking into partnering with is Warm Up America. They supply Tiny Hats for Tiny Babies.  This is an East African Preterm Birth Initiative. Each year, across the world, 1 million preterm babies die within their first 28 days because they are unable to regulate their body temperatures. We are looking forward to partnering with several additional organizations in the future.

If you would like more information or would like to get involved please contact Acworth Choi Kwang Do for more details!

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."  Isaiah 41:10