Grateful for Hands

Today’s Five Minute Friday word is Grateful. I’m not following the instructions for 5 minute posts, but I am using the word Lisa-Jo Baker chose today (grateful)

I spent today at Healing Hands International here in Nashville in a Dorcas Workshop. In case you don’t remember Dorcas from the New Testament, she had a sewing ministry. You can read her story in Acts 9:36. She helped the poor, and when she died, the widows stood around her body crying. When Paul the Apostle arrived, they showed him the robes and clothes that she had made for them. There is more to the story — check it out!

In our church fellowship a Dorcas Ministry has always meant women who sew items to give away to those who need them. At Healing Hands they have organized several wonderful ministries to send essential clothing and other items to those in need around the world.

I am so grateful for the hands of women of all ages who created, crafted, and sewed in three days of workshops.

I continue to be grateful for the good work of the staff and volunteers of Healing Hands.

 

This post is primarily photos; I’ll write more about the projects next week.

Read my post from last year about the work of Healing Hands.

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Brandi from Healing Hands in Texas teaching us how to make a unique necessary.

Brandi from Healing Hands in Texas teaching us how to make a unique necessary.

 

Instructions for dolls to place in Magi Boxes

Instructions for dolls to place in Magi Boxes

1st we did a lot of ripping! Great therapy

1st we did a lot of ripping! Great therapy

We made a pile of strips.

We made a pile of strips.

After wrapping strips around a ball (and several more steps) we had the doll foundation

After wrapping strips around a ball (and several more steps) we had the doll foundation

And this was my finished doll

And this was my finished doll

 

Other projects were displayed like this doll made from a sock

Other projects were displayed  like this doll made from a sock                                                       

Women came from all over Middle Tennessee to take these ideas back to their sewing groups

Women came from all over Middle Tennessee to take these ideas back to their sewing groups

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