Telling a hospitalized child that God loves her/him is one thing; giving a child a tangible expression of God’s love is quite another. Simon the Loving Lion is just that, a squeeze-able and hug-able sign of God’s love and the prayers of God’s people. In January 1999, the chaplains at Children’s of Alabama began giving a stuffed animal named Simon to children admitted through the hospital’s trauma service. Over time, and with the help of generous donors, Simon’s work has expanded to include all patient care areas at Children’s of Alabama. For a donation of $19.95 you can sponsor a Simon the Loving Lion that will be provided for a patient.
Simon the Loving Lion also welcomes prayer partners. Each week a list of family initiated prayer requests is distributed via mail or email. Individuals, faith communities, and businesses alike support this ministry. For more information on becoming a donor or prayer partner contact Pam Simmons by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 205-638-9090.
Simon says, “Thank you!” to all who support this ministry with their donations and prayers.