Friday, November 4, 2011

Beyond Thankful

Thanks to so many of you Margaret's Hope Chest will be traveling to a prison in Muskegon, Michigan tomorrow morning with 70 quilts!!! Can you believe that?  We only had about 15 quilts left after our giveaway in early Sept.  We put the word out--God arranged a few things and boom!  70 wonderful quilts to share with about 54 kids who will spend the day with their father in prison tomorrow. You can join me in praying for these fathers--they are excited and nervous to see their kids--some of these dads only get to see their children once a year (because of distance)--and some of them are serving a life sentence.  Tomorrow may be the only time they see their child face to face this year.  The quilt that they give their child will be a concrete reminder of them--and their love--and the power of forgiveness.  My mom will be traveling by herself tomorrow to share the love and mission of Margaret's Hope Chest.  I will be praying for her.
This will be the last giveaway of the year--but we are already looking forward to next year--it's never too early to start making kid quilts--because we never seem to have too many! Again, many thanks to those who sent us quilts over the past year for 'Wrapped in Hope'--this ministry is ALIVE and THRIVING because of you!!


Amy said...

That's just remarkable. Good work!

hoekstra family said...

Awesome! Sorry I haven't contributed a quilt lately, but I have been praying.