KnitWit Knews....

KnitWit Knews....

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Maker's Faire!

We are sooooo excited to be asked to return to the Maker's Faire this year! Everyone is getting ready to have skeins of FUN!

Maker's Faire will be on Saturday, June 21st at the Incubator in McAllen. (That's the old library on Main Street) Our booth will be downstairs, right by the back door.

You know one of the many blessings of last year was getting to meet a whole lot of new people. Mary and Patti had so much fun that they jumped right and have been coming to the Thursday group ever since! And in no time, Mary invited some friends and here she is teaching them how to loom knit, too.  

We have all had a blast together getting to share ideas and see all the cool things everyone does. Easy-Peazy and what great friends God brings around the loom!

We would LOVE to have you join us, too! Come be a KnitWit!

McAllen Maker Faire 

... For the LORD your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy will be complete. Deuteronomy 16:15

Sunday, March 30, 2014


The next trip to China leaves on April 9th!!!  
We just sent off a box stuffed with shawls and hats to our friend Mary, who is heading up the team from her church. We are so grateful to be able to help and you can help too, with your prayers! It is a real blessing to come along side all the wonderful people God has sent our way! 

It has been a very busy start to 2014 and SOOO hard to believe that April is almost here! We have had such exciting news from many that have received shawls and is always a real encouragement to hear just a little bit of what God is doing! 

Here is a little note from the latest China trip:

I’ve been home from an amazing trip to China for almost a week now: Yinyan Huang and I went to Beijing and Tianjin, taught in businesses and churches, over 200 people received training and 25+ put their faith in Christ! One despondent & suicidal lady was transformed by His grace and even in the silk market, 3 young girls received Christ as Savior (see picture attached)! 

It was my 13th trip and well over 4,000 have received training with so many decisions.  It is humbling and amazing that God uses us in this way and is allowing us to help equip what I believe will be the largest force for evangelism the world will ever see. Indeed, the Chinese have sent 100,000 missionaries to the US in the last 10 years and the need for solid training is profound...
Blessings ~ Peggy

You can see more pics and stories on their blog at:

AND...we have news from Pastor Mike. He is still working away in Durango, Mexico! He has sent a note out asking for help in the purchase of a new instrument panel for the airplane that they fly into the mountains of Mexico. If you would like to help with that, here's his contact info:

Charity Rescue Mission 
PO Box 23

Mercedes TX 78570
956 373 7211
These teams are doing such wonderful work and are so very faithful to go...thank you for your prayers, financial support and yarn that you give so we can all go forth to the world with the sweet, saving message of Jesus! 

... For the LORD your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy will be complete. Deuteronomy 16:15

Monday, January 20, 2014

Ready, Set....KNIT!

We are all very happily doing just that...knitting away! Boxes of hats went off to Mexico for Christmas, so we are all getting back to work  
Our thanks to yet another friend for the yarn she donated just before Christmas ~ Thank you Diane!!! 
We are filling the bags and baskets up with scarves and shawls...more rainbows in the making!
All of your help sure does help us get started again with fun things for China and wherever else God is shipping things this year...March is just around the corner and that is our next ship date for China. Thanks ahead of time for all you prayers and support in this ministry!

 You can check out Mexico updates from our friend Melody, here on their blog....
One of their outreaches is to a community of families that live on the city dump, just south of us, in Reynosa, Mexico. Their stories are many and Melody shares them there on the blog. Your continued prayers are greatly appreciated. We never fully know another's story, but Melody and her husband so joyfully enter the lives of these people with The Most Important Story, our Jesus. What a blessing it is to be able to help in any small way.  

We have new friends joining in on Thursdays and that makes this all the more fun. God is blessing us with good times together, sharing ideas and yarn and definitely a few grins and giggles along the way!

Prayers & Purls!!!
... For the LORD your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy will be complete. Deuteronomy 16:15

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Back to School?

Well, it has been a very busy summer for everyone! 
We have been working away and filling up bags of hats and shawls to be ready for this fall and Christmas! 

There are TWO trips to China planned, our friend Melody at the dump church in Reynosa and of course Pastor Mike. SO, we're running circles around those looms. 

Remember, we can teach you, too! It will take less than FIVE minutes. If you are looking for something different, some friends to hang out with and a fun way to put something good out into our world....come join us, we would love to have you!

See? There's some serious work going on here, too!

The girls have been really creative and we are all learning from this the cutest hat ever, or what!

HAPPY FALL (soon), everyone!!!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Baby Announcement!

Meet Xiaoxia's 8lb. 4 oz. healthy baby boy! We have been praying for this dear one and what a blessing to see him!
News of his arrival came just after KnitWits on Thursday. We're soooo excited and happy for the family! (More of their story is on the post below and the Women-Connect blog.)
We will all continue to keep the family in our prayers. Our hope and prayer is that this dear one will grow to know and love the Lord.

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.  Impress them on your children.
Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
Deuteronomy 6:4-7


Another surprise came to KnitWits, too! Catty's dear girls made flowers all week. They're pros now!
Next week Barbara will be bringing some of our hats and we'll attach them and jazz things up a bit. :)

Now everyone is on the flower loom...learning and blooming away!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

For such a time as this....

This morning, as I was sitting in the lobby of our church before service began, my phone sent a notification. So, I checked and it was Peggy posting pics from China! I was struck by the smallness of our world now…as Peggy was going to bed, having finished Sunday, we were just beginning and thru our technology we able to ‘talk’ across the world!  

What a privilege to have the gift of prayer,  the opportunity to bring our cares, and those of others, before the throne of our loving God in every moment. 

On the womenconnect blog, Peggy posted, Xiaoxia is the precious lady who was moved to weep upon receiving a shawl and knowing her American sisters would pray for her. Xiaoxia had been told by her doctor that she should terminate her pregnancy because her baby didn't seem to be growing well. She received such courage to carry the baby afterward and will deliver a healthy baby next month! Xiaoxia wanted us to know this and to express her gratitude! Let's continue to pray for a safe delivery and health for baby and mother. Amen? Amen!”

Praising God right now for His grace in the lives of Xiaoxia’s family! This is such a sweet reminder for us of God’s care and His plan for all of us!  Thank you for your continued prayers for this team and the participants. You can follow the updates here on their blog: 

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
Luke 18:1

  And THANK YOU all for your prayers for us during the Makers’ Faire we participated in! What a wonderful day!

We made lots of new friends and were able to share with many the work that God is doing through this ministry of prayer shawls. 

So many seemed genuinely touched that perhaps they could take their talents and gifts and do a good work of the Lord, too! That was cool!

 It was really a joy to our hearts to see several young ones stay for two hours to finish their hats. We didn’t get pics of everyone, but they all said they wanted to help give to the children who need them.

A few people also stopped by to donate yarn to us and that was truly a blessing in many ways. See, people do ask how we pay for all this and what our plan is. We always say, “GOD provides!”, which usually means they may look at us funny because we don’t have a definite “plan”…but we do! 
And on this day we could point to that pile of yarn and say, “See? GOD provides!” Many thanks for our friends who brought yarn that told His story before we even touched it!

Then, a few of our new friends joined us at KnitWits on the Thursday following! We had fun making hats and getting to know each other a little better. (without all the fun/craziness of the Faire ;)   
We are blessed beyond our imaginings with all God is doing and grateful for the friends He brings along the way!