I had a great opportunity the other day and I can't wait to tell you about it.
My church has a program called Peter's Pantry. Each week members of our congregation bring in food items and then we work with different groups within the city to provide food hampers for families in need.
Each week I give my daughters something to donate to the bin by the front door and then we go about our regular morning at a Sunday Service.
This week I got to fully experience it. I had a coffee date planned with a friend of mine and when I called to confirm she said that she had to pick up somethings for Peter's Pantry and would I mind tagging along. Why not! I jumped in the car with these two sweet ladies and off we went to the grocery store. Perishable items are bought the day of, so we grabbed two carts and off we went. We were buying for three hampers. One was a large hamper for a family of eight! I have a hard enough time buying and making meals for a family of four. Then I learned that this was grandparents who just received custody of their six grandchildren. Wow. So many thoughts ran through my head. I can not imagine the adjustments that this family is making, and that this hamper will help and be a blessing when it arrives on their door step.
After the grocery shopping was done it was back to the church to put the hampers together. They have all the donations organized on shelves and charts made up as to what each family will receive. I was totally impressed with the set up of the hamper system. But as we were compiling the hampers some items had to be skipped because of lack of donations.
I can admit that there has been times in our marriage when money has been so tight I wasn't sure where grocery money would come from, and we got behind on our bills. Sometimes life throws you a curve ball that you weren't expecting and life gets hard.
As I was helping to prepare the hampers that day I was praying for the families that would be receiving them into their homes. I don't know the situations but prayers are powerful and they can help the families in whatever their situation or circumstances are.
Not only do the families receive food items, but also toilet paper, cleaning and personal supplies. As I was looking through the supply shelves I found two beautifully crocheted wash cloths.
That is when I got an idea.
What if we could put something in their hands that would be constant prayer over their families? I have seen such wonderful things happen with the healing blankets, why not make healing cloths!
So this is what we can do: knit or crochet a cloth and with each stitch say a prayer for the family that will receive it into their home. We do not need to know the circumstances but we do know that they need our prayers. There is a lot of hurt and darkness in my city, I am so very thankful for your prayers.
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Once I receive the cloths I will package them with a special prayer card attached to it.
*please know that I will donate all the cloths that are sent to me to Peter's Pantry, I will not keep them for myself or sell them.
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