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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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Prayer Shawls

Our church began a Social Ministry program of giving Prayer Shawls to people in need of them - injured - terminally ill - depressed - or whatever condition that they needed to be "wrapped in prayer" for.

Having been a knitter for many years, I felt that it was a great opportunity to serve our Lord and offered to also get involved. The objective is that the knitter offers up prayers for whomever receives the shawl as it is being knitted. In the past year our pastors have given out over twenty such shawls. They are received with much gratitude and reports are that they have given peace and comfort to those who have received them.

Being a Gideon Auxiliary member, I have also made two of them for Auxiliary members who are so giving of themselves. One went to an International training person in Iowa who travels all over to training sessions and conventions; the other one to a lady in Cailfornia who is the state president of So. California, Naveda, and Hawaii. Both have thanked me repeatedly for the comfort and blessings they have received.

This is the first time that I have used Lionbrand Homespun and it is terrific! The finished product is so soft and cuddley. It is hard to state just how many the church ladies make in a month or how many are working on it. I am the only one that is also making them for our Gideon camp.

I would tell all people that the rewards for giving of your time and God given talents is very fantastic and the peace and comfort to the people who receive them is well worth the time given for it.

To receive a note from the one lady that her shawl goes with her and is always around her shoulders or on her lap during her devotion time and that she has informed convention or wherever about her prayer shawl is very rewarding to me.

The other lady is so grateful as she received her prayer shawl just at the time that her 17 month old grandson was taken to the hospital with seizures and they did not know why. She also stated that was to great to be enveloped in prayers by a peron she had never met. So, yes I will continue to knit Prayer Shawls.

I work full time, am a mother and a grandmother of 23 and a great grandmother of 3 soon to be 5, but I will always take the hour or two a day to work on this very important labor of love (sometimes I get up at 0500 so as to have time).

Thank you so much for Homespun.

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