Wednesday, October 7, 2009

many discussions and a whole lot of prayer

A few months back my dear friend Mary approached me with ideas for a tie blanket ministry. Mary said God had laid this on her heart for almost a year and now He was impressing on her to move forward. As a result of many discussions and a whole lot of prayer 'Fleece for the Flock' was born.

Since early this summer Mary, myself and a troop of people loving God honoring folks have set heart to hands tying blanket, wraps and scarves for folks of all ages. At the heart of Fleece for the Flock's mission is a desire to be the hands, feet and loving arms of Christ as we are called to do in 1Peter 5:2-3

"Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock."
Currently Fleece for the Flock is seeking to complete 500 fleece blankets to send to McDowell County, West Virginia by Christmas. McDowell is one of the poorest counties in the United States. Please watch the video below for more about the area and the folks who live there. Please consider how you might be able to help.

I encourage everyone who would, to please copy and paste this button

on your blog or website and point those in your neighborhood to help with this worthy cause.

as ever,


jennyhope said...

Hey Tammy! I posted the button. I am going to check with my bible study about the fleece! you are such a blessing. did you ever get to use the video at bible study?
can't wait for nov 2nd when breaking free comes out YAY!!!

GratefulinGA said...

Thank you Jenny for your willingness to help spread the word of this great need. You have such a loving heart and are such a blessing to so many!

love you girl!

Diane said...

I stand amazed at the love and out-stretched arms of Jesus as you “Fleece the Flocks” here in McDowell. If only the people knew of the wonderful blessing heading their way, they would already be rejoicing. I cannot tell you how awesome the celebratio...n will be come December.

I trust Jesus to bring many into his fold as these blankets will be handed out after the Christmas presentation, celebration. It was a joyous event last year and the children, parents and those serving marvel at the goodness of God. May your hands be encouraged as you encourage others. May His blessings pour over you and the work you do to care for the sheep of His pastures. My heart overflows at the marvel of His work coming together, being built up and provided for through so many. I do love and miss you and pray God’s strength and resources will be provided.
It is a blessing to call you “my friends.”