31 12, 2014

God Most High

By | December 31st, 2014|Medical/Dental Clinic|

Every now and again a patient is turned away at our dental clinic because of a high blood pressure reading. Standard medical protocol is to not conduct dental appointments if a person’s blood pressure reading is too high in order to avoid an adverse reaction that could develop during dental treatment. This is always a difficult situation to handle. The situation becomes even more challenging if we learn a patient is unable to afford blood pressure medicine, as was the case with one Love INC client. Miraculously, Love INC received an anonymous donation specifically for prescription medicines just in time to help this person! “When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You.”- Psalm 56:3

24 12, 2014

Hard Work Pays Off

By | December 24th, 2014|Shelter|

A concerted effort has been made by Love INC in the past several months to take greater strides in addressing unemployment in our community. Our newly introduced Work Worth class being offered through Relational Ministry is an example of these efforts being realized. We hope that by leaning into education and the provision of adequate work resources for people that we will see an increase in job performance, job satisfaction, and job opportunities amongst our clients. The intensified focus has already yielded some exciting results. We posted our first shelter success story last month, highlighting shelter guest “Meredith’s” volunteer work through Head Start of Yamhill County. Since then, two other shelter residents have made progress in their job searches; “Elisa” started a new job working in a care home for the elderly and “Sherry” had her first job interview after searching for just a few days! “Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!”- Psalm 90:17

17 12, 2014

Thanksgiving Blessings

By | December 17th, 2014|Clearinghouse|

Once again Love INC was reminded of the thoughtful nature of our community when we were brought leftovers from the C.S. Lewis Thanksgiving Luncheon. We love that their instant reaction was to share when attendees found themselves with an excess of warm, delicious food.  Love INC was able to locate an elderly neighbor to receive the extra food, who reacted with grateful tears and words of thankfulness. We love being reminded of how blessings can occur when we least expect them. It never ceases to inspire us as we continue to see the way generosity has a tendency to trickle down from person to person. We are thankful!  “Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.”- Romans 15:2

10 12, 2014

Holiday Warmth

By | December 10th, 2014|Gap Ministries|

Our community has been incredibly blessed for the second year in a row.  Jeff, the owner of Enigma Photography, has been continuously generous with his time and talent, offering holiday portrait sessions for our clients and their families. He spent Saturday, November 22nd at the cultural center taking beautiful photos of twenty different families. Jodi Hansen, Executive Director, said it best; “They are so beautiful. There are stories of hardship and reconciliation and recovery and growth behind so many of those faces. Thank you so much for giving this incredible gift to our community.” We here at Love INC are constantly impressed by the love and support shown by our community and its businesses. Our appreciation, as well as that of our clients, shows no bounds. “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes.  Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.”- 1 Peter 3:3-4

3 12, 2014

Work Worth

By | December 3rd, 2014|Relational Ministry|

Love INC is excited to announce that our Relational Ministry program will now be offering a new course to clients entitled “Work Worth,” beginning on December 4th.  The class will blend a Biblical theology of work with practical tools and resources to help people who are employed, unemployed, or unable to work have a better understanding of one of God’s greatest gifts to us. Some of the topics to be explored are creation and work, identity, attributes of a quality employee, workplace conflict resolution, gratitude, stewardship, perseverance, and pursuing career opportunities. If you or anyone you know is interested in taking this wonderful new class, please sign-up at the clearinghouse as soon as possible. “So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work, because that is their lot. For who can bring them to see what will happen after them?”- Ecclesiastes 3:22