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Baby Blanket Ministry
Created By: Tracie Wallace

Ewe and me Jesus Baby Blanket Ministry



About this Ministry

I have been crocheting since 1982. From 2000 to 2002 I made 40 “lap-ghans” for a nursing home in Arkansas by request from my church. I enjoyed crocheting and ministering so much that after I finished the previous project I asked God what He wanted me to do next. I immediately thought to call the county hospital and area hospitals in Fort Worth and saw the great need to make baby blankets for the needy and at the same time be a witness for Jesus Christ, to let the families of the babies know how much God loves them through this small gift. Each blanket is about 36” x 36” and has a lamb shaped tag attached printed with the following:



Crocheted with Love

by Tracie Wallace



"Ewe and Me Jesus"

a ministry of Glenview Baptist Churh



"Behold, children are a gift of the Lord;

The fruit of the womb is a reward."

Psalm 127:3



The first year, 233 baby blankets were made with the help of two other ladies. They were donated to the county hospital, and to our church’s baby dedications. From time to time I have had as many as six helpers. The blankets are made from new, scrap and left-over yarn, all colors and types, and any size hook. Any crochet afghan pattern is used which makes each one different and unique. I enjoy “surfing” the internet looking for crochet websites and learning new stitches and patterns. This has become my “passion”, and now 1,020 baby blankets have been made as of March 18, 2007 making an impact for the needy babies and their families, bringing glory to God.



Needs of this Ministry

1. Yarn any color, or type, new or left-overs.

2. Volunteers to crochet, knit, or quilt, or machine piece 36” x 36” baby blankets or larger.



Where the Baby Blankets are Donated

1. Glenview Baptist Church- Baby Dedications

2. South Haltom Community Church

a. baby dedications

b. “Mercy Heart”, a ministry to families of an incarcerated parent.

3. John Peter Smith County hospital

4. Cook Children’s hospital

5. All Saints hospital – nursery

6. Women’s Shelter of Tarrant County



Story of the “Yellow Blanket”

I was making a large delivery of crocheted and fleece baby blankets to Cook Children’s hospital in Fort Worth before Thanksgiving 2006. I felt impressed to take an extra large crocheted yellow blanket that was too large for a baby, about a “throw” size. I finally decided to take it along and laid it on top of the box and drove to the hospital. Inside the lobby I told the receptionist that I was from Glenview Baptist Church and wanted to give these blankets to the needy babies, and anyone else that that wanted one. Standing nearby was a little girl about third grade. She was completely bald from cancer treatments. She overheard me and asked if she could have that pretty yellow blanket on top. I said “of course sugar”, unfolded the blanket, wrapped it around her tiny shoulders and kissed her on the cheek, then told her that she looked like a queen! She said “thank you” and then walked as fast as she could over to where her mother was standing in the hall. She excitedly showed off her new blanket and there was not a dry eye in the place! It really made my day and I will never again wonder if this ministry is making a difference or an impact on others lives. God let me have a “peek”. Now I know that it was God who encouraged me to bring this one large yellow blanket just for this one special little girl. I am so glad I listened!





Because of Jesus,

Tracie Wallace



P.S. I have pictures available showing the blankets and one of our baby dedications.





 
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