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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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Knit and a Prayer

Throughout the year, some very busy hands are crocheting and knitting prayer shawls for others in need. Included in every fiber is a prayer for peace, healing, emotional and physical well being, as well as the knowledge that the recipient is wrapped in the love of Christ. Once a year, however, our prayer shawl ministry partners with the congregation's brown bag ministry. The Brown Bag Ministry began when our youth discovered that there's not a single soup kitchen open in the city of Atlanta on Saturdays. That the homeless would go hungry one day of every week was unacceptable to them and they took it upon themselves to make 100 peanut butter and jelly brown bag lunches for the mission downtown once a month -- AND they invited other congregations to do the same so that the homeless would be fed on EVERY Saturday! When the weather turned cold, our crafters couldn't resist the opportunity to contribute to their efforts by putting a scarf in every lunch sack and were overwhelmed by the response; non-crafters even took it upon themselves to purchase gloves for the lunch sacks! Our third year of collaboration finds our knitters and crocheters wanting to learn to "make round things" and so we're hoping to contribute hats to the effort this coming fall. Every day we are blessed to be a blessing. In case you ever wondered: this is what 100 scarves looks like...

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