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).

November 2020
Vernon Ecclesia
Vernon, British Columbia
Recipient: Turning Points Collaborative Society
Initiative: Bags of Love Initiative 2020
I am new to Vernon and I was not familiar with any local shelters. When I found a local shelter, Turning Points Collaborative Society, I reached out to them and they were so happy to hear that I was interested in donating a number of sleeping bags! Vernon has had an early start to winter …
October 2020
Boise Ecclesia
Boise, Idaho
Recipient: Corpus Christi
Initiative: Bags of Love Initiative 2020
The Idaho Ecclesia received your newsletter late September and discussed participation the first Sunday of October. All members were eager and excited for the opportunity. Contact was made with Sister Ani Beeler, Sister Heide Molinaro, and Brother Jason Grant. 20 sleeping bags were received on Oct. 16 , the same day 20 plus cards arrived. …
November 2020
Davenport Family, Le Grande, Oregon
Le Grande, Oregon
Recipient: Community Connection of North East Oregon
Initiative: Bags of Love Initiative 2020
On November 25, 2020 my kind neighbor helped me deliver 20 sleeping bags to Community Connection of Northeast Oregon. This facility works with the citizens of the community that need help getting their life back together. They provide many different services from feeding those in need to providing sleeping bags for those affected by homelessness. …
November 2020
Chicago Christadelphian CYC
Wheaton, Illinois
Recipient: DuPagePads
Initiative: Bags of Love Initiative 2020
As we discussed the project via our CYC group chat (Lombard CYC from Chicago ecclesia), many CYC members loved the idea of distributing sleeping bags to charities and individuals in need of them during this winter period. Most loved the idea but couldn’t make it on the designated date to drop off the sleeping bags …
December 2020
Comox Valley Ecclesia
Comox Bay, British Columbia
Recipient: Care-a-Van
Initiative: Bags of Love Initiative 2020
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’. …
December 2020
Boston Ecclesia
Boston, Massachusetts
Recipient: Women's Lunch Place
Initiative: Bags of Love Initiative 2020
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 …