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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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The Color of Strength

The Color of Strength

When I became a member of Olivet Lutheran Church, I heard about the Prayer Shawl Ministry. I love to crochet and knit, so I knew this would be a perfect way to use my hobby for helping others. Since the ministry began in 2002 we have given over 585 Prayer Shawls. They are given to anyone needing comfort during an illness, surgery or the loss of a loved one. The shawl becomes a symbol of God’s love wrapping around them like a hug.

The most touching stories come from a member who began a Military Mom’s Bible Study. She had been given a Prayer Shawl of the dark blue Homespun Yarn when her son was deployed to Iraq. She wanted to share this symbol of comfort and peace with the other Mom’s. She purchased enough Homespun Yarn for the Ministry to provide 15 shawls for these brave women who have sent their sons off to war. The group has grown to 50 members! The shawls are made from the blue colors in the Homespun collection. These colors have become a symbol of strength for the members. Each shawl is stitched with a prayer of Peace for all.

Jan Kirk

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