Last week was such a blessing...THANKS to all who participated! We were soooo blessed to have Peggy and Jon Sperling drive all the way from Colorado, picking Hope up along the way, just to visit all us KnitWits!
Peggy is the director of Women Connect in China and she has been taking teams...with space bags full of shawls/hats, of course...to China for the last few years. 17 trips so far!!!
It was such a blessing for everyone to get to meet them and hear stories from China. We really have no idea the impact our shawls and hats have on so many.
One of the precious things is that Hope brought her prayer shawl with her to "meet" the ladies that created it. For those new to the KnitWits, Peggy used to give Hope a shawl on every trip to China! Not because she needed tons of shawls, but because every time Hope got one, she would then come across the path of someone who needed the encouragement of receiving one! SO, that got us thinking and we made her one of her very own. We spent weeks passing it around and everyone added their favourite color and then Ann put little wooden hearts on each section with that person's name on it. THAT is the shawl she brought with her from China to be with her during her time here. Not all of us still live here, etc., but she did get to meet many of the names on that shawl....and each time she would find that lady's heart and just hold on to it.
Oh! What an amazing time we had praying over all these things that are off to China for the September trip! It was soooo special to have Hope and Peggy with us for this....
We showed Hope the donation chest and then SHE got to pick out things to send on the next trip....THAT was a first!!!
Hope just had to show Terri that these had been thoroughly tested, before sending them off!
We got to tell Hope that Mary (on the left) always sends her shawls with a matching hat, so now she's got a friend's face with her when they are given away....a little more of the prayer shawl story woven together.
Angela taught Hope how to make a flower on the loom...so now, she's a KnitWit! Right?
A quick stop at Shipley's before leaving town, of course!!!
We kept them busy for the three days they were here, meeting and making friends, while they shared stories about their work in China and other parts of the world.
God just filled these three days with precious times and sweet memories. Your prayers over it all, led the way....thank you!
Just so ya know, Ann's first knee replacement surgery went very well!!! She is doing really well at all the physical therapy, too. The other knee will be done tomorrow AND they say if she continues this progress, she'll just be sent straight home and do therapy from there!!! Thanks in advance for all the continued prayers....she'll be up and running in no time!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.