Last weekend I got the opportunity to speak at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Garden City (Savannah), GA. The pastor's wife and a group of ladies from their church saw me speak at the Beautiful Life Conference this summer. The next week they contacted me to see if I would come and share with their church which I got to do last Friday. It was great!
And I just have to share with you about one of the ministries that this church provides. After I was finished sharing my testimony I was presented with a prayer quilt that the ladies of the church made. It was so pretty! Basically the idea behind these prayer quilts is simple. As each knot is tied, a silent prayer is offered for someone in special need, who then receives the finished quilt. Cards with information about the recipients are available so that people can continue to remember them in their prayers. This type of quilt is a "lap" quilt, laced with heavy thread. These laces, or threads, are tied with a square knot by members of the quilting group and congregation. The quilts are a gift of love and prayer. They are a statement to the church's belief in prayer and their faith in God and in His power to comfort, strengthen, and healing.
When someone is sick, hurting, healing, and in the need for prayer these quilts are a wonderful comfort. It's like they are all the prayers are wrapped around you. And do you know what's awesome; these quilts are free! All you have to do is visit the churches website (http://www.wbcgc.org/Ministries/PrayerQuilts/tabid/100/Default.aspx) and fill out a form and a quilt will be sent to them! I just love this!! Feel free to visit their website and get more information.
I just loved this idea and wanted to share it with all of y'all! And if you're in the Savannah area go and visit the wonderful people of Woodlawn Baptist Church!