ANGELS OF LOVE was established in 1997 by Rick and Sally Cryder. Rick’s dream was to create a ministry that made stained-glass Angels that were freely given to bring encouragement, love, hope, peace, and comfort to people during difficult circumstances—whether grieving the loss of a family member or suffering from a serious illness, disability, or tragedy.
These beautiful stained-glass, gold-plated Angels take approximately three hours to make. Their beauty is matched by the generous hearts of the volunteers who donate their time, talent, and material resources to the Angels of Love Ministry.
Our ministry is very small and our funding and volunteer base is very limited, so unfortunately we can only make one angel per family. Thank you for understanding.
24th Memorial of Pan Am Flight 103
Oct 19, 2012
This year marks the 24th year since the tragic bombing of Pan Am flight 103. Two hundred and seventy Angels are being delivered to over 20 countries to the families who were affected. We are grateful for the assistance of Eileen Walsh who lost three of her own family members on board that flight and is a Board member of victimsofpanAmflight103.org
Out of Darkness Community Walk (AFSP)
Oct 19, 2012
On September 22, 2012 hundreds of Angels were given to the families and to new found friends at the Out of Darkness Community Walk sponsored by a local chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
Families of the Colorado Theater Massacre
Oct 19, 2012
In mid-August, we delivered angels to our contact in Colorado. She is reaching out to the families of the victims of this terrible tragedy. We are praying for the families affected.
“For He will give His Angels charge over you, to guard you in all your ways.” Psalm 91:11
We have received many letters and emails from people over the years who have either received an Angel of Love or who have worked with the Angels of Love program.
Also, click here to read some of the heartfelt letters sent to us.
"My visit to the hospital was very touching. I've never had someone close to me sick, so I had never seen what that was like. I can't imagine what their families are going thru. It was my first experience and it felt nice doing something positive. I could really tell how much they enjoyed the Angels because their faces would light up. Seeing patients in intensive care really moved me. I feel like it has to be very hard to have a loved one going thru that, some couldn't even talk or move when I gave them an Angel. I couldn't even try to imagine trading places with them...It makes me think that if things in my life are getting bad, I can just remember my visit and how the patients fight everyday just to live. I am really glad I had the opportunity to experience this. It makes me realize my life isn't as bad as I think it is sometimes. I'm grateful to have had this experience and would definetly volunteer again. "
Posted by Jazzmin, student - November 2013 on Dec 5, 2013