17 06, 2015

Overcoming Challenges

By | June 17th, 2015|Relational Ministry|

“Felicia,” a former Relational Ministry client, is a student at the University of Portland. You may remember from a previous story that in order to get to school she spends four hours on public transportation. Since she did not have a computer she had to spend hours at the George Fox University library in order to complete her school work. Not too long ago Felicia was blessed by another client with a computer to do her school work on. That blessing has not been squandered, because Felicia had an amazing semester at U of P receiving all A’s. It is amazing to see how God has provided for Felicia and how He has helped her to overcome the challenges set before her. “Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.” -Matthew 36: 31-32 ESV

10 06, 2015

Return & Renewal to Faith

By | June 10th, 2015|Relational Ministry|

“Tina,” a former Relational Ministries client, was recently baptized at Newberg Church of Christ. This baptism comes after a long departure from her walk with the Lord. Tina’s return and renewal of her faith stands as a testament to us all. A testament that says that no matter how far you have strayed, no matter how long you have gone, you can always return to Christ. It gladdens our hearts to hear about our clients spiritual journeys, and we wish you the best of luck Tina! “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” -1 John 1: 9 NIV

3 06, 2015

Servant Update: Trisha

By | June 3rd, 2015|Servant Update|

Trisha Fey Lazo Elizarde-Miller currently works as a skills trainer with Trillium Family Services at a day treatment program. She works with 5th-6th grade kids who have various behavioral health issues. She is also a member of the Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines. At Love INC, Trisha loved being a part of Relational Ministry. She said, “My experience at Love INC helped me realize that I love mentoring others as well as coordinating resources and events. It was a good mix for me to utilize my strengths of coordination and active listening… The feedback and support I received from my supervisors helped me realize my strengths in active listening and advocacy.” She hopes to one day work in a higher education setting to utilize her strengths as an organizer and empathizer to advocate for the needs of underrepresented students, specifically Filipino American youth. She said, “I see God teaching me the importance of our complex identities and how God is manifested through them. For example, I am fighting against colonial mentality and embracing my identity as a Filipina American. When we embrace who we are, we see the beauty and uniqueness of God’s creation.” “Servant Update” is a series about former student volunteers and interns from Love INC. “Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!” –Psalm 34:3