I have always been very crafty, and I love to give my work away. Before 2011, though, it had always been to friends and family.
Then I joined the Secret Sisters ministry at my church. We were to pray for our secret sister, and encourage her, without letting her know who we were. Naturally, I made a needlepoint piece for my secret sister.
Then my pastor told me this wasn’t just a nice thing to do, but an important act of ministry. I suffer from chronic illness which greatly limits my energy, so this was very welcome news – there IS something I CAN do. Two days later a post came across our prayer chain of a young woman with cancer. I was so touched by the story I began a piece for her.
This is the first piece I made for someone I had never even met, who I was praying for. I was not looking for anything back, and got so much satisfaction, sense of purpose, joy, and thanks that I don’t think I’ll ever stop NeedlePrayer.
I’d love it if you joined in…