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).

April 2021
Knit2Gether Portland
Beaverton, Oregon
Recipient: Helping Hands
Initiative: Knit2Gether
So after a year of lock-down, I’d loom-knitted about 20 beanies. Time to add the knit2gether labels and package the beanies in cellophane bags. Sealing the beanies en-mass in a zip lock bag, or individual bags was recommended by an outreach knitting guru at one of our online knit2gether sessions. This is because charities that …
February 2021
Langlois Ecclesia
Coos Bay, Oregon
Recipient: Devereaux Center
Initiative: Bags of Love Initiative 2020
We became aware of the Devereax Center for the homeless quite a few years ago. We have supported them over the years with clothing and food donations. So when the bags of love came up we automatically thought of them. Inside the top of each sleeping bag we included a New Testament in the new …
December 2020
Comox Valley Ecclesia
Courtenay, British Columbia
Recipient: Comox Valley Transition Society
Initiative: Bags of Love Initiative 2020
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 …
March 2021
More from the Boise, Idaho Ecclesia
Recipient: Corpus Christi
Initiative: Bags of Love Initiative 2020
Brother Ted Long and the Idaho Ecclesia are continuing to support the Corpus Christi Charity: “Corpus Christi House has continued to be a place where the homeless population of Boise can come during the day for a place to stay cool in the summer or warm up in the winter. Corpus Christi House offers a …
January 2021
Saanich Peninsula Ecclesia
Victoria, British Columbia
Recipient: Sandy Merriman House
Initiative: Bags of Love Initiative 2020
My brother contacted me to let me know that someone we both care about very much was in the Sandy Merriman Shelter for homeless women in Victoria BC. By the time we got a gift to bring the individual of concern, she had already moved on, deciding not to accept the shelter and rehabilitation program …
March 2021
Kenzie Family
British Columbia, Canada
Recipient: Family & Friends
Initiative: Grow-2-Give
The Veggie Growing Kit arrived in the mail just days after ordering. What a great kit!  It contains everything you need to plant four different vegetables –  pots, coir soil pods, seeds, manual and moisture meter. All you need to do is add water to the coir pods and watch as they instantly expand to …