I wasn't sure what to expect for a crowd. Would numbers be down because of vacations, reunions and other summer plans or would it be up because of the intense heat? Well, I should stop doubting and just put up all those extra tables on Friday knowing that a crowd will always show up. We had an highly energetic day in service to God through quilting!
We began with a beautiful devotion from Rachel. Here's an excerpt.
"Psalm 119:172 – Let my tongue sing about your word, for all your commands are right.
Jesus tells me and all His followers to sing this song. I must sing it with love, patience, and volume. The entire world needs to hear. I can sing literally — although I won't — but I can and must sing through the spoken word, emails, texts, Skypes, gifts, actions, and attitudes......AND QUILTS."
Show and tell was awesome as always. The things you can create with what we've been given. It's always fun to see the finished tops. It generates ideas and enthusiasm with people hardly able to wait to get to our sewing machines. What I love to see if how much we can do with such simple patterns and the variety of all kinds of donated fabrics that we have. God does provide. Besides the tops that were shared, we turned in 10 quilts to missions, 8 came in quilted and ready for binding. We also prayed over 10 quilts that will be going to Okoboji and Riverside Bible Camp Quilt auctions in August.
Praise God from whom our blessing flow!