Agape Bags is a simple ministry to the homeless that shows God's love through providing drawstring bags (sometimes known as “Blessing Bags”) filled with items for everyday needs along with the Gospel message.
Providing For Practical Needs
Agape bags are an extremely simple way to show God's love to people who are in need. Each blessing bag is filled with toiletry items such as tooth brushes, soap and deodorant. Non-perishable foods like granola bars, dried fruit, drink mixes. And practical items like stamped envelopes, a first aid kit, and a water bottle. These items are small but they can be very helpful to someone that is struggling on the streets with few resources.
The Gospel in a Bag
It's one thing to hand out a tract on the street, or stop someone to talk to them about Jesus. But when the gospel is presented in love (in this case along with a bag of helpful necessities), it provides a unique platform to share the love of Christ. We encourage everyone that is planning to create an Agape Bag to always include the Gospel message and a Bible.
One of the unique things that we also encourage you to do is to include your own testimony along with a personal gospel invitation written by you and included in each bag. It will take some time and thought to put together, but we strongly believe that personalizing each bag is what makes them special.