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Ten Years Ago

February 14, 2013

Assuring people that they are loved, cared for and most of all not alone, is what the Waitsburg Prayer Shawl Ministry is all about. Initiated by Joan Helm and sponsored by the First Christian Church, the Prayer Shawl Ministry began in the fall of 2009. Helm, a retired teacher, had spent time each year instructing fifth graders in Pam Conover’s Waitsburg classroom in the fine art of knitting. After Conover’s retirement, Helm found her interest piqued by the Debbie Macomber book, “Back on Blossom Street”, which included a pattern for a prayer shawl and the inspiri...

 

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