Positive People: Quilting for Charity

By: Kristen Guilfoos Email
By: Kristen Guilfoos Email

In this week's Positive People segment we're introducing you to a group of ladies who come together once a week, in hopes of spreading warmth to other women in their community, in more ways than one.

It's part girls gossip session and prat prayer group. But it's all for charity.

Deb Kindle says, "We want to do that which will glorify God. We have donated about 18 and we have 9 more to do."

A group of ladies at Four Corners Assembly of God Church in White Lake spend every Monday morning making quilts for the Hope Pregnancy Resource Center in Antigo.

Deb says, "I know there's a lot of hopes that are broken. There are a lot of women who don't know a lot of love. As we do these quilts, we pray over them. That God's love can be manifest to them and know that somebody else loves them and hopes for the best for them too."

Christina Wilson is the Hope Pregnancy Resource Center Director. She says that's exactly what the women need, especially since they're all trying to cope with an unplanned pregnancy.

"It can be a mixture of fear and excitement, concern. They can be scared."

The quilts not only keep them warm on these cold Wisconsin nights, but they also send a message that, while it may not seem like it right now, everything is going to be okay.

Christina says, "The pieces of the quilt and how they're matched together can kind of represent a life and maybe we don't understand how it fits together and everything is in an uproar. But when you look at how the pieces of the quilt fit together, that God has a plan for their life and it can be a beautiful thing when put together."

That's why the ladies, sometimes up to 12 of them, gather in the church basement every Monday morning, all in hopes of sending a message they feel very strongly about.

Deb says, "Children are a blessing from God. We just love them."

Since the pregnancy center's client list is confidential, the people making the quilts, will never meet the people receiving them, something Christina says, is what makes what they're doing that much more remarkable.

"It is amazing to watch how God works. They're working for people who they will probably never know, who they've served and who've they've blessed."

That's just the way they like it.

Deb says, "The Bible tells us we won't know our rewards until we get to Heaven. With all the abortions we have had in America and around the world, we want to see babies live. They are future Einsteins and Presidents."

A message truly woven into the fabric of their lives.


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