What is the Knit Together In Love Project?
The KTIL Project’s goal is to warm the hearts of children, around the world, to the Gospel by first warming them physically. We provide warm, handmade scarves to missionaries each year to use in their women and children’s ministries. They can use these beautiful, warm scarves as a gift and tool that can help give them an open door to sharing Jesus.
How did it start?
When I was younger I had the privilege of going on a short term missions trip to France and Russia. While on the trip I was able to minister to various children’s groups.
My favorite experience was when I was able to visit an orphanage in Russia. There I shared my testimony and helped a missionary pass out small gifts to the children. The gifts were little things like mittens, slippers and candy. Even though the gifts were small and seemingly insignificant the children were so excited to receive them! For these poor children these little treasures meant everything to them!
This deeply touched my twelve-year-old heart. I wanted to do something more to bless these children. I wanted them to hear the Gospel again.
Before I had left for the trip a friend of mine taught me how to knit so I would have something to do on the long air plane rides. The Lord laid it on my heart to use this new talent to share with others. When I got back home I got together a group of girls to help knit and crochet scarves to send back to the missionary so they could pass out the scarves to the children and have an open door to share the Gospel.
We have continued the Knit Together in Love scarf project for 8 years now, sending over 400 scarves to different countries all over the world!
How can you help?
This year I’d like to invite YOU to join the 2011 Knit Together in Love scarf project! Our goal will be to make 80 scarves to bless some of the women and children’s in Burundi.
There are three ways you can help:
If you knit or crochet we would LOVE for you to help us by donating a new, handmade scarf or two, to this ministry! You can help keep a child warm with your donation! You can use whatever design you like but please make the scarves at least 21” long and at least 4” wide (they can be bigger). We will need the donations in by January 13th and I will need your commitment by October 15th. You can send me an email at: stayathomedaughter (at) hotmail (dot) com for more details.
As the Lord brings it to your mind would you please pray for the Lord’s blessing on this project and that the scarves would be used to warm the children physically so they would be open to hearing the Gospel.
What if you don’t know how to make a scarf but you would still like to be involved in the project? We will need to raise about $150 to help ship the scarves to Burundi. Would you be willing to make a small monetary donation to help offset this cost? This is greatly appreciated. If you would like to give finically you can donate through the PayPal option on the side bar. It’s safe and you don’t have to sign up for an account.
Thank you so much in advance for your prayers and support for this project. You can receive updates on the project if you “like” Knit Together in Love on facebook.
Also, would you please help us spread the word by sharing about this project with your friends on Facebook and Twitter?
A video the missionaries from Nepal sent us last year.
Countries we have sent scarves to: Russia, France, Nepal, Romania
What Missionaries are saying:
“Most of the scarves were given out to children in the village of Trisuli. This is a very poor area and the pastor of a little church where we work tried to help the children in the area. They need to walk for a very long way to school, so during the worst of the winter months, he houses them at the church so they are closer. We do not sponsor the children there, but we have provided blankets and vitamins in the past. These kids have probably never had anything that was new and pretty. It is a wonderful blessing for them.”
“The scarves came and we have enjoyed the delights of the people as we give them away. The non-believers that we give them to, we are giving the gospel. Just yesterday a lady and her 2 daughters came to get some scarves for their large family of 7 children. We took the time to give them the gospel and the scarves. For the first time today this lady came to church. We are so thankful for all the work that you all did to make this gift possible. The package came right after Christmas. We were surprised at how large the package was. Thank you so much for the sacrifice of your time and money that went into this project.”
“Everyone was so excited to receive the scarves. They were hestent to be the first to come up and get one but that did not last long. They were so excited to pick out the one that liked best. It is such a wonderful ministry you have and may God bless you for all the time and love that you put into the scarves. Thank you from everyone here in Nepal.”
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