Olympic Medalist, Gail Devers Visits the HMUMC Prayer Quilt Ministry

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe recently had a special visitor to the Prayer Quilt Ministry. Gail Devers (a three-time Olympic medalist!) stopped by with her two sweet girls, Karsen and Legacy.

The reason for their visit? To thank us for quilt we had made for daughter, Legacy. Legacy, a kindergartner at Patrick Elementary, was recently diagnosed with Kawasaki disease. It began with a high fever and for several days she was monitored at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She then was put through a battery of tests. After much prayer and through God’s plan, her fever broke and the doctors were able to move forward with her care. This otherwise healthy young girl put quite a scare into her family and especially her sister Karsen, a third-grader.

Now released and at home, Legacy continues to deal with her health issues and often struggles with not wanting any clothing or fabric to touch her sensitive skin. There is one exception; Legacy allows and even wants the touch and comfort of her prayer quilt. No doubt she feels the many prayers it holds and the love of Jesus by her side. The “Quilting Sisters” are blessed to know what an impact the quilt sewn with love and care has made in a little girl’s life.

Do you have a testimony about a quilt? We’d love to hear from you!! Please use the comment section below.


lkeener-grey-smThis blog was written by guest writer, Lynne Keener.

Lynne is a proud member of “The Piecemakers” Prayer Quilt Ministry and the Communications Ministry. Thank you, Lynn for telling us more about the Quilting Ministry and for all you do for Hamilton Mill UMC.

If you have ministry news you would like to share with the congregation, please email me at jenn.harris@hmumc.org.

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Author: Jenn Harris

“I am dedicated to helping our church communicate the love of Jesus Christ, and passionate about helping people connect with others and our amazing God.”

One Response to "Olympic Medalist, Gail Devers Visits the HMUMC Prayer Quilt Ministry"

  1. Rachel Posted on May 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    My Aunt received a prayer quilt last Fall, as well as a couple Chemo hats from our knitting ministry. She was diagnosed with stage 1 non Hodgkins Lymphoma. She completed her treatments with only a little tiredness…no nausa, no hair loss, no chemo side effects. The cancer is also gone from her body! The only explanation is God’s work and everyones prayers, starting with the gorgeous prayer quilt that she now displays as a symbol of strength and faith!