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18 03, 2015

A Student’s Stress & a Client’s Care

By | March 18th, 2015|Medical/Dental Clinic|

Once again, God has shown his great care and provision! A Love INC client who received treatment at a dental clinic has agreed to be a board patient for a dental student at Chemeketa Community College. Dental students must perform specific tasks on a board patient under the supervision of several board examiners. As stressful as that already is, it can be an even greater stress to find willing patients. This student was incredibly blessed to find a patient so easily—the less stress, the better! The Love INC client gets to receive free preventive care while earning a stipend. This is such a great opportunity for both student and patient! “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” -1 Peter 5:7

11 03, 2015

An Eight-Foot Fall

By | March 11th, 2015|Clearinghouse|

Former Relational Ministry participant Edward Spanner didn’t know January 29 would be such a memorable day. If anything, he thought it would only be remembered as a simple fishing trip with a good friend. Instead, January 29 was a day of fear and praise. FEAR The two friends were enjoying an uneventful time of fishing when Edward decided he wanted to get closer to the ocean. Despite knowing he wasn’t really supposed to, he crawled out onto a jetty in Yaquina Bay, leaving his friend about 10 yards behind. He went to cast his line but lost his balance. He fell eight feet and landed on the rocks at the water line. Everything was hurting. “I really thought I was going to die,” Edward said. “I yelled loud enough for Ryan to hear me and told him I couldn’t move.” Consciousness was fading and shock was setting in. “Ryan told me I had turned white as mayonnaise,” Edward said. He couldn’t remember if he had hit his head but his neck was definitely hurting. Ryan kept Edward awake as they waited for help to come. The paramedics came but couldn’t get Edward up. “All I could say was, ‘Oh God help me. Oh God help me,’” Edward said. The medics were able to get him on a board, but they couldn’t get him off the rocks. They called the U.S. Coast Guard. Edward said, “Anthony, a medic, was like an angel. He stayed with me and kept telling me, ‘You’re gonna be okay.’” His blood pressure was practically nonexistent [...]

4 03, 2015

Overabundant Deliveries

By | March 4th, 2015|Gap Ministries|

Medical Teams International (MTI) recently delivered toilet paper to Love INC—enough to fill one of their SUVs! St. Peter’s giving tree also contributed toilet paper, paper towels, PGE cards, gas cards, etc. The clearinghouse garage was overflowing with each visit from them! These donations go to the non-food pantry and the shelter. Love INC is happy to see the good things that come from organizations working together to bless others. “Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” –Proverbs 11:25

25 02, 2015

God’s Present Hand

By | February 25th, 2015|Shelter|

God often uses “coincidences” to surprise us with his blessings and provision. Sometimes we don’t even noticed when these blessings happen. Other times, God’s hand in the matter is unquestionable. A married couple was scheduled to host at the shelter one night but their son’s high fever kept them from coming. While someone was checking in shelter guests, two of her friends from church showed up. They were under the impression they were scheduled to host that night. Thanks to this “coincidental” misunderstanding, the shelter had hosts and the situation was stress-less! “The heavens are telling of the glory of God, and their expanse is declaring the work of his hands.” –Psalm 19:1

23 02, 2015

An Accomplished Project

By | February 23rd, 2015|Shelter|

After several months of planning and construction, the Love INC women’s shelter has a new bathroom! The project first started in August with a meeting with the Home Builders Foundation, and concluded in December. Love INC has been wanting this addition for over a year, so it is such a blessing to have the project completed. Shelter guests are also excited to have the beautiful new bathroom. While the rest of the construction projects are still underway, Love INC is happy to see progress. Love INC is looking forward to completing the next set of projects on the floors, cabinets, counters, and more!  “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.” –Psalm 127:1

18 02, 2015

The Nutcracker’s Gift

By | February 18th, 2015|Clearinghouse|

The Chehalem Valley Dance Academy’s annual production of The Nutcracker raised money for local organizations this year, including Love INC. Every dollar from ticket sales went to charity. Many audience members attend the performance because they knew their money was going to support good causes. Each organization’s brochures were handed out to patrons before the performance. Love INC brochures were printed for free by Impact PDX. It is so wonderful to see how the community comes together to make Newberg a better place! This year, we received $3,500 from the performance! Every $10 provides $100 worth of goods and services through Love INC. Can you imagine how much the community will be able to do with this? Love INC is incredibly grateful to the Chehalem Valley Dance Academy and all who were involved for their generosity! “And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.” –John 1:16

11 01, 2015

God Most High, Continued

By | January 11th, 2015|Medical/Dental Clinic|

Previous Love Story “God Most High” shared the difficulty in occasionally having to deny a client dental care because of another health issue. One such client was suffering from a blood pressure condition, which meant she couldn’t receive the treatment she needed. On top of that, she wasn’t able to afford the necessary medication. However, an anonymous donation miraculously provided the specific prescription for her at the perfect time! She was then able to receive her dental treatment on January 17th! God is faithful to provide for our needs, even when we don’t expect it!  “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” –Philippians 4:19

7 01, 2015

Fall Term Graduation

By | January 7th, 2015|Relational Ministry|

On Thursday, November 20th, with the support of friends and family watching, eight Relational Ministry participants got up in front of class to receive their graduation certificates. A bittersweet ceremony commenced, with each person giving thanks to all in attendance and sharing briefly about how the program had personally impacted their lives. This class endured one of the more trying seasons we’ve seen in Relational Ministry. Despite financial hardships, marriage issues, illnesses, and deaths in the family, all eight stayed the course, showing up week in and week out for twelve months.  They invested in learning about financial management, organization, building healthy relationships, and nutrition. As a result many of them could reflect back and see God’s goodness every step of the way. To cap off the evening, several classmates brought in some delectable food items to be shared by all! Love INC is proud to say goodbye to one of their most memorable classes. “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”- James 1:12

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