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.
"Going to UCI Hospital was a feeling that is hard to explain. It was real sad to be there seeing so many people battling to live, while so many of us are careless with the life we have. It was nice to visit these patients. I met a patient named Travis and it really "hit home" because he and I are almost the same age and although my life isn't perfect I am not in the hospital having to battle an illness. I felt as though Travis would have given anything to trade places with any of us...even just for a moment. Giving Angels to the patients made me feel good and also letting them know that there are people out there that are praying for them. I also saw another patient and she spoke spanish...she brought a smile to my face, even though she's here going through so much she was still smiling. I know a lot has to do with her having faith in God. I visited one more patient and when she saw the Angel she asked me how much it was...I told her it was for her to keep and that were all praying for her. She gave me a hug. It felt so good to receive that hug. I would never change this experience."
Posted by Refugia - student March2013 on Apr 4, 2013