Ascension Lutheran Blanket Circle has got our shelter guests covered - literally!
Today, Tom Lee, one of our volunteer s at Gospel Rescue Mission's (GRM's) Men's Career Development Center, delivered a huge stack of hand-made quilts to GRM's Men's Center homeless shelter. The quilts were all hand-made by Ascension Lutheran Blanket Circle.
Francy Lee, Tom's wife and a member of the Ascension Lutheran Blanket Circle, said they gave 200 quilts to the Women and Children's Center in 2011! (Wow, what a blessing!) They haven't be able to make quilts for our shelter guests since then, but now they can because they got a grant from Thrivent Financial to cover cost of the materials.
It's about more than just quilts though - they also pray over each one. After the quilts are made, and before they are delivered, the quilts are placed on the church's altar, and the Blanket Circle members pray for the recipients of the quilts.
Our Men's Center Staff also prayed over the donated quilts and shawls. Some quilts were distributed to our Men's Client Services Coordinator, who will give t hem to GRM shelter program graduates who have found a job and moved into their own apartment. (Now that's a house-warming gift!) The remaining quilts and prayer shawls will be taken to the Women and Children's Center on Friday, July 29th.
We are so thankful for the blessings of prayers, quilts , and prayer shawls from Ascension Lutheran Blanket Circle! Please join us as we pray for God to bless them for this wonderful act of kindness.
"If you help the poor, you are lending to the LORD--and he will repay you!" -Proverbs 19:17 NLT
If you would like to do something like this amazing group did, please contact Ina Patton, our Men's Center Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 520-740-1501 x7213 or you can help now by making a financial donation. Please click the button below to donate: