This Stuffed Animal – sheep – is hand-made exclusively for Nazareth Village by People with Special Needs–in a dedicated Employment and Vocational Rehabilitation program, called “Shekel”.
Nazareth Village is a living history farm and village. Sheep are one of the most common animals in the Bible, so we own and breed them. If you have visited our village you will certainly have met our Shepherd and his sheep.
“Now all the tax collectors and the sinners were coming near [Jesus] to listen to Him. Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”
So He told them this parable, saying, “What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.”
Luke 15:1-7 (NASB)
When you buy this stuffed animal, it’s a win-win-win proposition!
You get a unique product while SUPPORTING Nazareth Village AND people with Special Needs.
Please NOTE: the color of the wool coat of the sheep, varies – see, for example, the two pictures for this product.
14 cm Length x 11 cm High x 4 cm Thick (roughly 5.5″ x 4″ x 1.5″)
Approximate Weight: 30g