The Angels for Peace ministry is giving out something small that has created a big impact.
Organizers of ministry at the Lutheran Church have sent out over 25,000 angels globally this year. The angels are small charms that have been assembled by local volunteers.
The local church has sent the angels to families of fallen law enforcement officers, first responders, and victims of COVID-19. Lutheran Church member Ginny Gaines said that they have sent the angels around the world.
“We hear about things via word of mouth or through families that need them. We even get letters or when we see things on the news we think to send them. Most recently we've sent them to those who lost their homes due to the fires in Malden Washington,” Ms. Gaines said. “The ministry has become a huge blessing.”
Ms. Gaines said that the program has grown and that they have had to increase the number of angels they send. She said that this year has especially seen an increase in need for the angels.
Ms. Gaines noted that the program would not be possible without the support of the community and some of the key volunteers in the program.
She said that Debby Blake has done extensive work to gather materials and donated a lot of time to put the angels together. She also credits volunteer Artys Hauble as being a huge contributor to the project as she has made 100's of angels on her own.
Currently with the increase in demand for the angels, the Lutheran Church is looking for more volunteers to help with the ministry.
Pastoral Administrative Assistant, Mary Davidson, said that the Lutheran Church hosts classes on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 1:00 p.m. She said that anyone in the community is invited to help.
“Anyone can come and contribute,” Ms. Davidson said. “I've even had my girls come down and work on angels with the volunteers.”
Those who wish to reach out to the Lutheran Church to request the angels for those in need can reach out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who want to donate to the ministry can also give on Tithe.ly at https://tithe.ly/give?c=1281039.
For more information on the program and how to contribute, contact Ginny Gaines at 208-582-1860.