Psalm 90:17

May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us ~ yes, establish the work of our hands.

Psalm 90:17

Friday, June 27, 2014

And so we begin!

WOW!!! There is so much to tell and share...where to start? I think Ann said it best to a friend the other day, so we'll just start there. :)

My friend Jeanie and I are in the process of forming a 501C3 non-profit ministry in connection with our KnitWit group.  I have had a desire placed upon my heart many years ago by the Lord to use my talents and abilities for Him in a creative way.  I tried a few times to "do it on my own" and ran ahead of Him and His plan.  Always He closed the doors because I did not wait on Him.  After giving up several times, but never losing the dream, I believe the time is now.

Jeanie and I share the same mindset.  We have been blessed with a location for a learning/meeting room, as well as, a room for a shop to help with funding.  Our facility would be used by the KnitWits, book clubs, bible study groups, classes, etc.  Our shop space would be all handmade items sold on consignment with the profits put back into the shop and paying for our mission expenses of making the prayer shawls and hats and shipping them all over the world.

The name of our shop/organization:

The Lamb's Loom 

Our Slogan:

Praying for the world, one stitch at a time.

Our mission statement:

The Lamb’s Loom is an evangelical prayer ministry that instructs people in the craft of loom knitting and other fiber arts, in order to encourage their personal growth in Christ and enabling them to develop a habit of serving others less fortunate by sharing the love of Christ through the giving of personally crafted items to Christian missionaries in our local community and abroad.

There have been soooo many wonderful things happening in the last few weeks. We have been blessed to see God move all this at a pace that we could grasp and move into. One of them actually is the place we'll be moving into. Our friend Jacque has made space for us in part of her flower shop.Others have offered help in start up costs....and our friend Audrey has joined the board as our third! We are all soooo very excited as we move forward stitch by stitch!!!
And so, we begin! We believe in covering this work in prayer and we truly appreciate all of you who join us in doing just that! We will keep you updated on the progress of putting all this together. We have already had contact from so many who want to help or participate in this....THANK YOU!!!!
Prayers & Purls!!!

And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it. Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Col. 3:14 & 15