S T O R I E S

We’re happy to share the following stories and experiences, as written by individuals and ecclesias who have participated in outreach initiatives.

Our hope is that by sharing these stories, others will be encouraged and inspired to do the same whenever the opportunity arises (Galatians 6:10).

June 2022
GotYourBack – Schooley’s Mountain Ecclesia
Schooley's Mountain, NJ
Recipient: Faith Hope & Charity Foster Care Agency
Initiative: GotYourBack
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 …
April 2022
GotYourBack – Toronto East Ecclesia
Toronto, Ontario
Recipient: Respite Services - Warden Woods Community Centre
Initiative: GotYourBack
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 …
June 2022
GotYourBack – Honesdale Ecclesia
Honesdale, PA
Recipient: Youth Services
Initiative: GotYourBack
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 …
January 2022
Bags of Love – Langlois
Coos Bay, Oregon
Recipient: K light 98.7 radio for life
Initiative: Bags of Love 2021
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 …
December 2021
Bags of Love – Church of the Blessed Hope, Ohio
North East Ohio
Recipient: Sub Zero Mission
Initiative: Bags of Love 2021
The Church of the Blessed Hope in Chesterland, Ohio stuffed 50 blessing bags for the homeless, to donate to the Sub Zero mission, along with the 20 sleeping bags that we received from The Garden. The blessing bags were thoroughly equipped with useful supplies including hand crank flashlights, collapsible cups, Mylar heating blankets, ponchos, and …
December 2021
Garden Grants – Stoughton Ecclesia
Stoughton, MA
Recipient: The Gladys Berkowitz Sock Foundation
Initiative: Grants
The Stoughton Ecclesia, applied for a grant from The Garden to kick start this project. If you would like a grant to fund an outreach project, then click here to get started. We would love to support you! We read an article in the local paper about a woman, Gladys Berkowitz, who started to provide …