Free Methodist International Child Care Ministries is coordinating a project called "Blankets for Haiti."
A lady from Northgate is the point person for the Rochester/Batavia area and I heard about this through Northgate's MOPS.
The vision is to have folks who knit or crochet make blocks measuring 7"X9", and put them together to make quilt-style blankets.
So, I have decided to crochet a block a day until Easter. I am giving up the reading of novels for Lent, and in its place I will be crocheting. (You should know that I am in the middle of the Twilight series.)
I would like to ask you, my friends who can knit or crochet, to see if there is any way you could make a few blocks, or even commit to the "Block a Day" challenge. You don't have time. I know. But perhaps by giving up something frivolous (like Facebook, or Grey's Anatomy) you could make time for this work of love. If you would like to participate long-distance, you could certainly mail the blocks to me.
And, then, over Easter break, I will be hosting a "Blanket Bee" to put some of these blocks together. Joe has even offered to provide childcare.
The only stipulations are: 1. Use polyester/acrylic yarn (to avoid uneven shrinkage) and 2. use a 7"X9" cardboard template to use as a measuring tool instead of a ruler or measuring tape (it is a more accurate tool, and we really need the blocks to be as uniform as possible.)
What a simple way to comfort and send love to the children of Haiti- with a warm, handmade blanket.
And now for the quote of the day. I just this morning finished reading the book, Crazy Love, by Francis Chan. I will post about how this book has changed my life in another post, but here is just one quote that made its mark on my heart today.
"The greatest thought that has ever entered my mind is that one day I will have to stand before a holy God and give an account of my life." ~Daniel Webster
Please think about showing some love by making some blocks, and take some time to meditate on the thought presented in the above quote.