I thought you might like to see a picture of some of our quilt ministry members at work - this particular picture was taken the day we were making chair pockets for a local elementary school. There were about fourteen of us there that day, and the room is pretty full. We've now been averaging 26 or so on Wednesday nights, and you can imagine how much friendlier we've had to get!! But that's a wonderful problem to have.
And now, for those of you who requested a warning….
One of the things we do each Wednesday night is pray over the quilts that will be going out that week. We also ask if there are any prayer requests from anyone in the group, and that's where today's quilt comes in.
When it came time for prayer requests, Brooke spoke up and asked for prayer for her grandfather, who was in the hospital and not doing well. After they finished praying, Pam remembered that we had some quilts finished that didn't have homes yet, and pulled out this one for Brooke to take to her grandfather. She offered to take it home and wash it first, but Brooke declined, saying she was going to the hospital right then.
Brooke went straight to her grandfather's room and placed the quilt over him on the bed. He had been very restless and agitated during his stay in the hospital, but when the quilt was laid on him, he calmed down and slept well for the first time since he entered the hospital!
After some improvement, he had a setback and was taken to ICU without his quilt. Brooke took it to him and once again, he calmed down and rested. He's still in the hospital, but covered with prayers and comfort….
It's always heartwarming to hear how a quilt has affected the recipient! And having a quilt on hand ready to be given at the moment it was needed was priceless. Thanks so much to the many people who have donated so much in the way of quilt blocks, tops, and fabric that has made us able to make the quilts that meet those needs!!
UPDATE: Brooke posted this on Facebook this afternoon…
There will be a day with no more tears, no more pain, and no more fears. There will be a day when the burdens of this place will be no more, we'll see Jesus face to face…
This afternoon my grandfather was healed of his cancer. He is not hurting or suffering anymore. We are so thankful for the legacy he leaves behind and all the memories. Please keep our family in your prayers!!
I hope you'll join all of us in praying for Brooke and her family...