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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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Sharing Love and Hope as Long as My Hands are Able

I joined Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mount Horeb, WI this past year.

At a WELCA get-together they displayed the shawls that members had made for the Prayer Shawl project. Being a knitter, I decided that was one way of using a talent that God had given me. I have knit many items over the years for myself and my family, sisters and friends but thought this would be a wonderful way to pay back GOD for the ability to knit.

So far I have knitted 6 shawls. I ended up giving two to family members.

I have a niece who recently returned from duty in Iraq and she had several medical problems. When I heard she was going to have surgery I sent her the shawl that I was currently working on. She told me there were many days that she sat wrapped in the shawl and felt the warmth and prayers.

I also have a sister, the second in my family, who has breast cancer. I knit a prayer shawl for her too. She is undergoing chemo right now and I am praying that the shawl is comforting her through this rough time.

I am going to continue to knit as long as my hands are able. I am going to be demonstrating the making of a shawl at a church meeting in December. For me this is one way that I can give to others the love and hope that I feel God has given me.

Several ladies in our church now knit the shawls. They are kept in the church and when someone knows of another undergoing a hard time, illness or whatever, they can just come and get a shawl to give to them.


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