In a very short time, ‘Bags of Love’ has shifted its course in a big way,” says Jewel Lien, the spark behind much of the work in Alberta (and other provinces). ‘Bags of Love’ is a ministry that has a powerfully positive effect on communities because of its profound impact upon children. Sadly, children sometimes have to be removed from their homes. If ‘Bags of Love’ is in place, the child receives a bag containing a blanket/quilt, teddy bear, toiletries, book etc. to help provide a morsel of comfort during tumultuous times.
Very recently, Brent, a Social Work Supervisor from Red Deer joined the growing team. He is overseeing the establishment of ‘Bags of Love’ in Red Deer, Drayton Valley, Rocky Mountain House, Stettler, Drumheller and other Central Alberta points. “Brent has been a main player in bringing this ministry to Central Alberta. God just keeps opening doors for us!” says Jewel. There is also a new Bags of Love presence in Edmonton.
In the midst of all the excitement of expanding work, Jewel says, “We need help!” Right now, there is huge demand for the bags in which to put the items. They are simple to sew and you don’t even have to put in a drawstring. (The bags are easier to transport this way and Jewel and her team prefer to insert the drawstring.) The pattern is available at https://goo.gl/FGXsDM. Please call Jewel Lien at 780-663-2135 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for drop off location.