PET MO-Columbia update 3/19/12

PET HAS GREAT PARTNERS: We receive sewing items to ship out with our
sewing machines–fabric, thread, notions, etc. But there are always items
not suitable for where we ship. For some time one of our volunteers and
his wife (Sass & Yvonne Tracy) have been delivering those items to a large
sewing group in the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. An
amazing lady named Laura Jost receives the items.

Saturday we were invited to be present and honored at the 170th
Anniversary of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints. Here in a large gymnasium and with well over 100 women and
girls hard at work we saw how the items we donate are being used–
quilts for nursing homes, knitted caps for newborns, bibs for children and
nursing home patients, diapers, thousands of lovely greeting cards made
and sent to our G.I.’s so they can have nice cards to send home to
families–AND MUCH MORE. We receive half-made quilts and they finish them.
Every little piece of fabric we send is used in a creative way. The Latter
Day Saints are thrifty recyclers, and have a heart for the less fortunate.
THEY ARE GREAT PARTNERS.

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*** One pallet of 24 sewing machines goes out today to ACTS (A Call To
Serve).

*** Rodney Hanson sent 108 plastic crank handles from MN. (We have 3
individuals/groups doing handles now in MN, MO and OK. They team together
to make the 80 a week we need. Kathy)

*** Four boxes of axles came in from the Webberville United Methodist Men
in Iowa. I’ve made some of those axles, and I know that represents a lot
of work.

*** Kevin Johnson and his two sons, Trevor and Trenton, from the Winterset
United Methodist Church in Iowa, came Thursday with a trailer load of cut
wood parts for 110 beds. That church has now provided wood for 840 beds
since 2006, and their goal is now 2,000. I promised to go there and
deliver a free sermon if they did 2,000—but I am not sure whether that
is an encouragement or a deterrent. They do quality work.

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“Do not seek death. Death will find you.

But seek the road that makes death a fulfillment.” Dag Hammarskjold

Mel West

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