STORIES ARCHIVE

BagsofLove
November 2022
Halifax Ecclesia
Halifax, NS
We dropped off the sleeping bags and blankets to a charity called Out of the Cold in Halifax NS. They were extremely grateful so thank you!! Continue reading
GotYourBack
June 2022
Honesdale Ecclesia
Honesdale, PA
We received the backpacks for the GotYOURBack initiative. Today, June 26th, in lieu of Sunday School, we gathered for some fellowship time and packed the backpacks with items donated by members and some outside donations as well along with the items you provided us. It felt good to be able to help youths in our … Continue reading
GotYourBack
June 2022
Schooley’s Mountain Ecclesia
Schooley's Mountain, NJ
The Schooley’s Mountain Ecclesia, NJ donated 24 backpacks to the Faith Hope & Charity Foster Care Agency in Stroudsburg, PA in early June. Brother Zach Nelson, son Remi, and I delivered the backpacks just before the end of the school year here in our area. The backpacks were filled with snacks, hygiene items, a big … Continue reading
GotYourBack
April 2022
Toronto East Ecclesia
Toronto, Ontario
Dear Brothers and Sisters, We would like to thank you for the opportunity to show the love of Jesus this winter with the Bags of Love program. We were able to deliver the sleeping bags we received to a 24 Hour Respite Centre. The Drop-In Respite Centre, run by the Warden Woods Community Centre provides … Continue reading
Knit2Gether
January 2022
Treasure Coast Ecclesia
Treasure Coast, FL
The sewing sisters of Treasure Coast FL ecclesia made 24 tote bags from remnants of upholstery projects. The fabrics were free! Continue reading
Bags of Love
January 2022
Langlois
Coos Bay, Oregon
When traveling in my car I listen to a Christian radio station from the nearest large town, which is Coos Bay. Recently they were talking about ministering to homeless veterans. Our coastal climate is very cold and wet in the winter. So I thought who better to receive the bags of love. When I contacted … Continue reading
Bags of Love
January 2022
Idaho Ecclesia
Boise, Idaho
The Idaho ecclesia was again eager to participate in the Bags of Love initiative for 2021/2022. We decided to match the 20 sleeping bags and delivered the 40 bags a couple of weeks apart. We again chose Corpus Christy which is the only year round day shelter in the area. They had set up a … Continue reading
Bags of Love
January 2022
Honesdale Christadelphians
Honesdale, Wayne County, Pennsylvania
My dad and I delivered the sleeping bags and pamphlets to our county Human Services Department. They are going to be conducting a P.I.T. (Point in Time) count on January 26th of this year. Point in Time, means that the Human Services Department will be going across our county counting the homeless and giving them … Continue reading
Bags of Love
January 2022
New Brunswick Ecclesia
Moncton, New Brunswick
I have made the delivery of the sleeping bags to the House of Nazareth which is a homeless shelter. What a rough spot. No one had masks. Thanks for sending them so they could go into good hands. Brad Goodwin Continue reading
Bags of Love
December 2021
Laird Family
Canby, Oregon
We were delighted to deliver new sleeping bags to the Canby Center last December.  The center supports no/low income residents in Canby, Oregon.  They had just handed out their last sleeping bag in December. The Garden completely re-stocked their supply so they were able to continue their good work.  We were heartened to see their … Continue reading
Bags of Love
December 2021
Denver Ecclesia
Denver, Colorado
We decided to donate our sleeping bags(along with clothes) to Christ Body ministries located in Denver, CO again this year. They are a day shelter and mobile outreach throughout Denver and the surrounding areas. Their focus is on sharing the Gospel as well as providing for the physical needs of the homeless, such as food, … Continue reading
Bags of Love
December 2021
Southern New Hampshire Ecclesia
Nashua, New Hampshire
The Southern New Hampshire Ecclesia is two blocks from the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter (NSKS) which is the largest kitchen and shelter in Nashua, NH. As food insecurity and homelessness has increased in Nashua, the NSKS moved to new quarters expanding their facility to accommodate the increase of vulnerable area residents needing their food … Continue reading