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.
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!