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Godís Hands at Work

I just recently became a member at my church and felt a true calling to begin a prayer shawl ministry. A date was set and we held our first prayer shawl ministry meeting in January 2008 with 14 in attendance. How exciting it was to see such a wonderful turnout. We went over the "who, what, why, when and where's" to set some general guidelines. Our next meeting was scheduled for a month later.

What an awesome sight to see so many shawls coming in on that first follow up meeting. A total of 17 shawls were collected!! The colors varied from soft pastels to bright ďsunnyĒ colors, the patterns were as different as the colors. Some had fringe and others didnít.

The shawls were blessed and then we discussed who was to receive the shawls. Initially, we decided to deliver shawls to members only - just because we didn't know what kind of demand there would be. Once the members were taken care of, we would then begin to deliver to friends and family of the congregation.

However, we all quickly changed our minds after seeing the wonderful pile of shawls. We knew we had plenty to be shared with ALL of those whom they were meant for. We were thrilled!

We all sat down and worked on our current shawls wondering how many we might have completed by the next month. We work on our shawls every chance we get - they go in the car with us on long trips, to doctors visits for those lengthy waiting room times and they even travel to the office with us for something to do on our lunch hour.

We enjoy meeting once a month to share our patterns and suggestions and of course, for the fellowship. Itís nice to see who is using what type of yarn, color or pattern for their next "creation".

We delivered our first "round" of shawls on Sunday morning and the heartfelt thanks and tears of gratefulness confirmed we were doing the right thing. We're planning to expand our ministry to include area nursing homes and care centers.

If anyone is considering starting a prayer shawl ministry they should definitely go for it. I hear from others in the church asking how they can become involved. We even hear ďWhat if I donít knit or crochet?Ē We welcome anyone to join us to make shawls and we certainly welcome donations, too. We offer help to anyone interested in learning how to knit or crochet. There are also some great books out there to learn from.

Don't hesitate to ask your congregation for donations of "unwanted" yarn - you'd be surprised how much someone may have tucked away in a closet. They will be happy to share it with you for such a wonderful ministry.

To know youíve provided someone with a tangible gift of comfort, love and Godís faithfulness gives you a sense of peace that cannot be explained. Itís truly an amazing feeling.

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