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 experience with the Angels of Love visit was truly profound. A few of the other volunteers and I got the opportunity to visit the cancer ward at UCI Medical Center. During this visit we passed out Angels and shared love in the hopes that our act of kindness might transcend the negative emotions the families and patients are experiencing as a result of the situation. For two years I have been studying and practicing buddhism and there happened to be three buddhist families that I got to visit with. I felt that I was able to connect with them on a deeper level and share a mutual sense of compassion. All these families and patients touched my heart. I feel great that I had the opportunity to bring people with so much suffering a few moments of happiness. I hope this visit shows the patients that people really do care and that it brings them happiness just by the thought. I can't wait to do this again. "
Posted by Luke, student - February 2014 on Mar 13, 2014