Blessings abound when hearts are knit together in love – and love is put into action.By
Tomorrow is a big day. I was a bit worried about it but now everything is going to be just fine.
I have two big work meetings tomorrow and one of them needed more sewing machines than are available. It is frustrating to me to see ladies waiting in line for a chance to help sew what is needed but not enough machines to go around. The Lord knows what we need, who has it and who is willing to help his sick and needy children and take action.
Just in the nick of time, two sewing machines were delivered and will be taken to the morning work meeting so there will be enough machines. I am so relieved and VERY happy. When I let the other volunteers know that two more machines arrived, they were so excited and now instead of not getting any sleep trying to figure out how to cycle the volunteers around on the machines better, I am happily looking forward to seeing the huge auditorium filled with hustle and bustle making all kinds of marvelous things tomorrow at the LDS Stake Humanitarian work meeting.
A huge thank you to our Relief Share guardian angel – I know the angels in heaven are doing high fives over her love and support for God’s most helpless children. The morning work meeting is only once a month and now we have machines that the ladies can take home during the month to keep working.
The afternoon work meeting is going to be pretty thrilling, too. When I went to the service room on Tuesday we had a serious shortage of fabric and yarn and NO batting for quilts. One of the directors on the Relief Share board and myself worked hard last night to get a van load full of fabric and yarn ready for other LDS Humanitarian volunteers to pick up this morning and take over to the service room ready for tomorrow. It cleaned out pretty much everything I had, even all the reserves, but its going to be awesome tomorrow to see the room bustling with activity and lots of warm hats, scarves, mittens, quilts, knitted balls, clothing and bedding being made. We also have volunteers with cars and trucks ready to do donation runs as the boxes fill up with finished goods. The boxes that are shipped to Relief Share are distributed immediately to the most urgent needs.
I have to say that I am exhausted. It’s been full steam ahead since I hit the ground running when I arrived in Boise, ID less than a week ago after being in Misssouri for 4 1/2 months, and I am hoping for a wee break on Sunday as I sit in church quietly knitting and listening to more direction from God from the pulpit. I love getting my batteries recharged. The little baby hat I knitted in church is already on a baby’s head being used LOL.
Charity work is marvelous and I am so grateful for all the wonderful donors and volunteers that make this world a better place.
One of the reasons why Relief Share is so effective is we work with other charities and the synergism is amazing – so many more sick and needy receive the help they need. One of our very favorite organizations we love to work with is LDS Humanitarian Services. If you have activities in your area going on at the LDS Church, get involved. It’s amazing what hearts bound in the same charitable service can do – miracles happen.
If you want to help –
6078 Lundy Rd,
Houston, MO 65483-2225
- send a box of supplies for our volunteers to make what is needed. Fabric, yarn, sewing, serging, quilting, knitting, crochet, tatting, embroidery and other supplies are needed.
All donations are acknowledged with a thank you letter and tax deductible receipt.
President Carol Green,