Wednesdays at the Gresham (Ore.) Church are very busy. A small group arrives early and works diligently to tie pre-assembled quilts to be shared where needed. A neighbor with cancer uses one quilt to keep warm following chemotherapy, while seven quilts, plus an additional 16 knitted caps are shipped to a Navajo Indian reservation in Arizona.
Following the quilting bee, the women come together with 15–18 other members to enjoy a prayer meeting that includes reading a spiritual book, sharing experiences and special prayer requests. Another project of these prayer warriors is to circulate a box to collect dollars for an ADRA project — helping Thai girls attend an Adventist school to avoid being sold for child trafficking in Asia and America.