charity – if you click the word, it will take you to the dictionary definition(s)… there’s a lot of information there. Sometimes we think of the word in a negative light… but if you look at it carefully, you’ll see this definition – “Christian love, agape.” I love that.
Isn’t that exactly what Jesus calls us to? To love one another?
So here – as crafters (knitters, crocheters, whatever!) we have the opportunity to love others via the skills that God has gifted us with. How cool is that?
Of course, our first gatherings were focused on knitting a simple hat that we’d be donating to Blanket Coverage – an amazing ministry right here in Portland that goes to those who are on the streets and meets their basic needs. We are also working on knitting hats and scarves for the group who will be visiting the Kazakh orphanage this summer to hand out, as well. There are many opportunities right here in our own little corner of the world!
So here’s the thing – there are about BAZILLION opportunities to craft for charity online, too – so I’m just going to start listing them as I can. If you find some – let me know! I’ll add them to the list!
And regardless of whether they are a local or distant effort – let’s keep each other in the loop as to how we can be extending charity – as God defines it.