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Caring and Sharing

While so many of us love making things for ourselves and our families, many in the Lion community go further, creating for those in need. Join us in this section and be touched by these true stories of caring and sharing submitted by Lion Brand readers.

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Close Knit Faith Community

A Close Knit Faith Community was begun in the early fall of 2007. A small group of knitters met to pray and make hats for Knitting For Noggins which benefits Arkansas Children's Hospital. As the date for the hats to be turned in arrived, we blessed the hats and prayed for those who would wear them.

With Christmas approaching, we decided to continue our meetings and knit (or crochet) for our local LIfe Choices (a pregnancy resource center). Two new women joined our group and we made booties, bonnets, and blankets for babies. Again, we blessed and prayed for the babies and parents who would benefit from our work.

After Christmas two more joined our group. We received yarn from our local Nursing Home Gift Fund group, which provides Christmas gifts for every one of the 500+ nursing home residents in our county. Our growing group decided to make lap robes for the residents.

That's where we are now, in two months we completed 10 laprobes, and have five more on the needles and hooks.

We read from scripture and work in meditation of the words, then discuss the readings and apply them to our lives. All the while, we keep those who will be covered by our lap robes to be safe and comfortable.

Our Close Knit Faith Community now numbers eight. We meet weekly on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30. People from all faiths are welcome.
People wanting more information can call Jean Leffler at work at 501-513-6812.

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