Thanks to the generosity of the ladies of Good Hope Baptist Church in Anacoco, Louisiana in August I was able to give out receiving blankets to forty-five pregnant women so far. They donated about 200 blankets I believe. I have to say it has been very challenging to give them out – it is always challenging to give anything away, I usually try to wait until there are visitors to give things away. It takes the pressure off of me, when I run out of things to give there are always rumors and doubts that I really have more but am hoarding them for myself! I also told the women that I often buy mats to help out, I would much rather buy something than for someone to come and just ask for a handout. I have bought fifteen mats so far. There was a condition to receiving the blankets, when the babies were born they had to bring them by so that we could see the new bundles of joy! I have had some come by and am waiting to see the rest as they come into the world!
Thank you ladies for your giving hearts and all the work you have done with dolls, pads for the girls and the blankets. I know that as you make them you pray over everyone thing you are working on! I believe those prayers, the work of your hands and joy you get from making and buying things for people here won’t go to waste in God’s Kingdom!
One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched,and one who waters will himself be watered. Proverbs 11:24-25