A Simple Gesture
ROGERS, ARK. – The Rogers Seventh-day Adventist Church women’s ministry was active in February as a small group of ladies got together with some donated fabric from several of the church ladies. Katie Jones and Barb Hays enjoy making quilts and decided to make a lovely quilt although they didn’t know who they would give the final product to. So, they measured, cut, coordinated colors, pinned and sewed dozens of squares.
It was at that time that one of our dear members, Laura Weyer, passed away from breast cancer. Weyer had started a prayer shawl ministry for our women’s ministry several years ago, where ladies would gather and crochet or knit shawls to give to ladies in need of encouragement, prayer or friendship.
Weyer’s daughter, Heather, showed so much compassion toward her mom and relatives during Weyer’s last two weeks, orchestrating meals, housekeeping, medications and her care, that Jones and Hays wanted to express Christ’s love by gifting her their beautiful quilt. This unexpected gift made a huge impression on Heather as she saw Christ’s love in action.
By Nancy Riedesel