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An Unintentional Ministry
Created By: Barbara Woodfin

When I graduated from a four year course called EfM-Education for Ministry, one of my classmates gave me a prayer shawl she had knitted for me. It meant so much to me then...still does.

I am always knitting and crocheting to keep my hands busy, and because I love it. Had all kinds of extra yarn, as most craft addicts do. So, I started making scarves and shawls and blankets as the Holy Spirit moved me...some for specific people, and some just because I knew there would be someone.

These have gone to older women in my congregation, the nursery workers, a man whose wife died shortly before Christmas and was lonely. Now there's a young couple who are having their second baby girl, and she'll have her own blanket, not a hand-me-down.

Sometimes they go to the local homeless shelter or the battered women's shelter. I never know where God will guide me to take what I make. I only know when I do it, it feels SO GOOD! Sometimes I wear one, and someone looks like they need a pick-me-up or a smile...just to know someone else cares, so I take it off and give it on the spot. After all, I can always make another one for myself.

Now, there are people who give me their yarn, and some who are doing what I do, too. My ninistry is very small, but it is growing by example, thank God. It tells me that I don't have to be famous or rich to use my God-given talents to serve others.

I don't have pictures at this point, because, with Christmas so recently past, my stash is depleted. I use the simplest patterns, so I can work while at meetings and with friends.

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