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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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Giving Birth to Shawl Ministries

We started a Knitting Ministry in the Fall of 2002 with the purpose of knitting prayer shawls. I had learned about this ministry through the media and it fitted in perfectly with my need as a handicapped, retired person to coordinate such a group.(I've been knitting for 60 years!) Presently we have 25 knitters and in two years we have made and distributed 245 prayer shawls, all made of Homespun yarn.

While we have heard wonderful stories from those who have received the shawls we also hear wonderful stories from those who request and deliver shawls as well as the knitters. Prayer shawls are a blessing all around!

We have "given birth" to shawl ministries in quite a few other congregations and those congregations, in turn, are giving birth to yet other congregations'ministries.

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