STORIES ARCHIVE

Bags of Love
December 2020
Simi Hills Sisters’ Class
Southern California
The Sisters of the Simi Hills Ecclesia (Southern California) were able to deliver 40 Bags of Love/Care Packages to Interface Children and Family Services a few days before Christmas. Interface supports six different shelters in our county; some of the shelters are for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, and some are for youth … Continue reading
Bags of Love
December 2020
Oregon Coast Ecclesia
Newport, Oregon
We delivered our sleeping bags to the local Homeless Shelter yesterday, Grace Wins Haven in Newport, Or. It was starting to rain and there were lines of people needing help, standing outside. This was best photo we could get as people are only allowed inside one at a time. It is called shelter, but really … Continue reading
Bags of Love
December 2020
Boston Ecclesia
Boston, Massachusetts
Greetings in The Lord, The Boston Ecclesia donated the sleeping bags to a Boston area day community called Women’s Lunch Place. They serve women who have experienced trauma, abuse and loss. We felt that perhaps these women may be open to hearing the Good News. The postcards with the Bible verse were filled out with … Continue reading
Bags of Love
December 2020
Southern New Hampshire Ecclesia
Nashua, New Hampshire
Because I work with elderly/disabled in subsidized housing, I’m in continual contact with our local service agencies and their case managers. I knew right away who could and would distribute the sleeping bags most effectively to the people who needed them the most. The Greater Nashua Mental Health Center works with clients both staying in … Continue reading
Bags of Love
December 2020
Comox Valley Ecclesia
Comox Bay, British Columbia
Bags of love was a perfect initiative for our family. We had seen a “Care-a-van” out and about supporting people affected by homelessness and those at risk of homeless in our area. They have medical staff and are all volunteers. They rely heavily on donations and were thrilled to be offered these ‘bags of love’. … Continue reading
Bags of Love
December 2020
Lancaster Ecclesia
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Our tiny (10 member) ecclesia decided to participate in the sleeping bag project last year. I contacted the Water Street Mission, which has been in Lancaster forever—used to be called the Water Street Rescue Mission—, and they were delighted to accept the bags. My husband and I delivered the bags in the middle of December, … Continue reading
Bags of Love
December 2020
Ontario Christadelphians
Kitchener, Ontario
Our donation was very low key and uneventful. We didn’t get pictures as it was literally dropping them at the back door of the Ray of Hope centre- covid restriction meant we couldn’t go in or interact with anyone. I chose this organization as their mission is to demonstrate the love of Christ by: investing … Continue reading
Bags of Love
December 2020
Bedford Ecclesia
Halifax, Nova Scotia
The following is a summary of our experience with the Bags of Love project. When we dropped the sleeping bags off it was very early in the morning, and with Covid there was no contact with the Staff. Therefore, we were not able to take any photos of the facility or the recipients. The charity … Continue reading
Bags of Love
December 2020
Denver Ecclesia
Denver, Colorado
We chose Christ’s Body Ministries (christsbody.org) as our charity to donate our sleeping bags to. We were drawn to this particular charity for the homeless because not only do they provide physical needs to the homeless but also spiritual needs and lifelong tools to help them get back on their feet. They are a day … Continue reading
Bags of Love
December 2020
North Bay Ecclesia
North Bay, Ontario
Our brothers and sisters, We thank you for sending those sleeping bags to us for the homeless in North Bay. We included the cards you sent too, with a personal note on each as well as a Bible and suggestions for Bible readings. Your provision for those in need is a real blessing and demonstrates … Continue reading
Bags of Love
December 2020
Toronto East Ecclesia
Toronto, Ontario
I am Andrea from Toronto East Ecclesia. The charity which received the sleeping bags was Covenant House, which is a homeless shelter for youth in downtown Toronto. They help support youth who have been abandoned, trafficked or are experiencing different kinds of homelessness in Toronto. I felt that helping link up the garden with Covenant … Continue reading
Bags of Love
December 2020
Comox Valley Ecclesia
Courtenay, British Columbia
My mother-in-law ( Sharon Enns) and I did this together; we are from the Comox Valley Ecclesia on Vancouver Island. We chose the Comox Valley Transition Society to donate the sleeping bags to. They offer outreach services for women, children and families who are unsheltered or struggling through poverty; and partner with the RCMP to provide victim … Continue reading