Bags to warm the heart


Donna Gash and Clara Zirk check out the bags on the “tree.”

SASKATOON, Sask. – During the month of September 2016, St. Paul’s LWMLC embarked on a heart-warming project. Members of the congregation were invited to donate gently used handbags filled with women’s toiletry and personal items, and hang them on the “tree” located in the church narthex.
On September 26, a staff member from “The Lighthouse” in Saskatoon came to speak about their housing, emergency shelter and support programs for clients who would find it difficult to live on their own, and to take the bags to share with women in need. She commented, “The ladies will be thrilled! They will think it’s Christmas! They aren’t used to getting something special so early in the year.”  Each recipient of a bag will also find tucked inside a heart-shaped card featuring a Scripture passage telling her of the warmth of God’s love through Christ Jesus.

Verla Schmirler

Lutheran Women’s Missionary League – Canada

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