Tamworth Christadelphian Church (TCC) had their “bags of love” filling Sunday 20 January
They had chosen a local charity called Starfish whose moto is “Sharing the love of Christ with those wounded by life’s challenges”
The journey began by contacting the project and then meeting with them to tell them the idea of COG to provide bags of love to those in need in our community
The project leader thought this was a great idea and suggested maybe we could do it in the winter when the local churches all come together to provide food and shelter for the homeless
Each church takes a night and the clients can go and have a meal and sleep at the church and have breakfast and then the next day it is a different church’s turn. That’s 7 churches 7 days a week for 3 months!!
TCC decided that they would purchase the bags of love that COG had suggested to use them for the clients in need here
2 collections were taken at Tamworth – 1 to buy the bags from donations to COG and then a collection to purchase the goodies to fill the bags
The money was sent to COG and 10 Rucksacks were delivered ready for filling
The Starfish project gave us the ideas of what to fill the bags with:
Golves, hat, scarf, socks, wet wipes, deodorant, tooth brush, tooth paste, shower gel, shampoo, razors, brunch bar, flannel and first aid kit
How it works is that each church takes a specific night where the clients can go and have a meal and sleep at the church and have breakfast the following morning. The next evening it is a different church’s turn.
All were involved from the young to the old either with purchasing the goodies or filling the ruck sacks or delivering them. The Bags of Love were delivered the following week to the church looking after the clients for that night and were greatly appreciated
“To God be the Glory, Great things he has done, so loved he the world that he gave us his son”
Thank you COG for coming up with the idea of the bags of love. It’s a great way for us to be a practical witness in the communities we live in.