COLFAX – Scripture gives clear confirmation that people are called and chosen to accomplish specific tasks, says Kevin Hathorn, pastor of Colfax Baptist Church.
“People are gifted with talents that are coupled with their spiritual gifts in order to bring glory to the Father in Heaven as their service is rendered to others,” the pastor said. “Colfax Baptist Church is truly blessed to have one whose spiritual gift of service, coupled with her talents, is bringing warmth to the hearts of those she meets.”
Marilyn Shipman’s talents for being creative shows her love of service to others. Out of her calling to the Lord’s service she is sharing her talent of quilting through the making and giving away of lap quilts – a ministry she started earlier this year – which grows with every gift.
Through the assistance of other church members, the pictures on the quilt made for Irene Youngbloood, 90, were obtained, the fabric was printed, and Marilyn put her talents to work.
“This gift will not only be useful as a lap warmer, but the heart of Ms. Irene will be warmed,” Hathorn said. “The stories that go with each picture will bring fond memories of the life that LeRoy and Irene shared as she fondly reminisces.”
Shipman’s lap quilt ministry is uniquely simple: If you need a quilt, help yourself to one that is already available.
If you would like to make and donate a quilt, just bring it by the church and place it on the table where other quilts are displayed.
If you would like to donate some material, place that on the table of quilts and soon your material will be folded and neatly placed on the table in the form of a lap quilt that can and will warm the heart.