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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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Comfort in the Most Painful Moments

I read about the Prayer Shawl ministry in one of the newsletters from Lion Brand Yarns.

I belong to a United Methodist Church and we have a small elderly congregation. Every week, we receive prayer requests for comfort during all sorts of health and spritual needs. I started making shawls to send from the church with a note and prayer included. I have made only 16 shawls but each one was made with love and I said a prayer each time I sat down to work on one. When they are finished, I sign the card "Your Circle of Friends from Covenant." I didn't want anyone to know who was making them because I wanted the shawls to come from the whole church. My pastor and secretary were aware of my work and kept my secret. The church received thank-you notes for the shawls with such deep praise of appreciation.

Well, as you know, a small church contains many curious individuals (probably more men than women!) But, one of my dearest friends, Florence, guessed it was me. She said the shawl arrived her husband of 60 years was dying of cancer and she was low. She wrapped it around herself and then her husband. She said the warmth of love and prayers comforted them both when they needed it most.

Both Marshall and Florence have now passed away and she left the shawl to her best friend.

It is a project that has gone with me to doctor appointments, concerts, picnics, football games and even a board meeting! And they have comforted me too.


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