14 08, 2018

Announcement From the Executive Director

By | 2018-08-14T20:22:36+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Clearinghouse|

Dear Church Leaders, Love INC Champions & Neighbors, The last two years at Love In the Name of Christ Newberg have been a time of tremendous growth and success for this organization and the community we serve. I am so grateful for the opportunity I have had to be a part of seeing the Church mobilized to share the love of Christ with our community in both word and deed in partnership with Love INC. Today I am writing to let you know that God has called me to assume a similar position at a Christian nonprofit in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At the end of the month my family and I will take a giant leap of faith and travel across the country to continue our personal mission to see lives and our communities transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. This new opportunity presented itself in a surprising way and the decision to leave Newberg was difficult to make, but we believe God is behind it. My wife and I spent a week praying and fasting for our future about two months ago and shortly thereafter received a phone call from a family member informing us about the position in Tulsa. We interviewed, visited, fell in love with the Tulsa metropolitan area, and subsequently accepted an offer of employment. While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and my family, it is difficult leaving all of you behind and the wonderful work we do together as a family of God [...]

30 07, 2018

When You Step Up to Serve, Amazing Things Happen

By | 2018-07-18T20:41:07+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Clearinghouse|

“Lisa” came to Love INC a few weeks ago because she heard we have volunteers willing to do service projects. She had recently been diagnosed with cancer and was getting ready to start a natural treatment process that would involve a lot of time spent preparing special foods. She also knew the treatment she would be going through would make her very tired and was concerned that she wouldn't be able to keep up with her house work and yard work. We put her on our serve project waiting list and told her we would be praying for her, but also explained that we may not be able to provide the ongoing type of help she was looking for. But God is so good and He knows what we need before we even ask! Just a few days after we met with Lisa, we got a volunteer application from someone who, when she came in for an interview, expressed interest in providing help with house work and yard work, possibly on a regular basis for someone who may need it. So we connected the two of them and they are meeting this week to work out a schedule. We never cease to be amazed at God's generous blessings and His perfect timing! “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” - Hebrews 11:6

9 07, 2018

A Bright Outlook on Life!

By | 2018-07-09T22:16:18+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Clearinghouse|

The Behavioral Health Clinic at George Fox University provides voucher for free counseling sessions for all Love INC clients. Emily stopped by the office last week to let us know that these sessions have been incredibly helpful! Thanks to counseling, Emily now has more confidence in herself than ever.  It has even been the springboard for her to be able to finally get a job. She starts her new job at a local department store this week and is so thankful for everything YOU have done for her along her journey to get where she is now!

20 06, 2018

Blessed Donation

By | 2018-06-14T21:15:14+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Clearinghouse, Relational Ministry|

Last week we were contacted by a mattress company asking if they could donate a 2-month-old king sized mattress (cost $1500 new). Their client ended up wanting something different than what they had originally bought so the company replaced it for them. The company has a policy of donating returned mattresses and since their client lives in Newberg, we were the first organization they called. The day they called happened to have been our last night of spring term of Relational Ministry classes so we announced that this mattress may be available. A married couple attending that class mentioned that they were in need of a new mattress. So on Monday we called the company, they put us in touch with their client, then we contacted one of our volunteers who agreed to pick it up and deliver it. This almost-new, excellent quality mattress will arrive at our client’s home tomorrow evening! “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than they?” Matthew 6:26

29 05, 2018

A New Job for a New Man

By | 2018-05-23T17:49:56+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Clearinghouse|

“Caleb” is a young man who found himself homeless and came in to do an intake last Thursday. The intake volunteer noted that he is very intelligent and really seemed to want to better his situation. He came back into the office a week later to tell us he got a job and is also moving into Helping Hands tonight to begin their program! He was so thankful for the help YOU and our local churches gave him, and is excited to start his new job. “May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands.”  – Psalm 90:17

7 03, 2018

After Many Obstacles, James is on His Way to Putting His Life Back Together Again

By | 2018-03-01T17:48:56+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Clearinghouse|

Just out of rehab for drug abuse, James has a five-month-old baby boy who he has not yet been able to meet. His biggest goal right now is to get to a place in his life where he can be a good father. His son gives him hope that he can turn his life around. When James came to Love INC he was hoping we could help him get a bike, but he had no idea there were many other things we could do for him. He was able to pick up his bike that same day and he also walked out of our office with vouchers for non-food pantry items, kitchen items, laundry services, and even diapers for his son provided by Christians like you. While James seeks employment and a place to live, his heart overflows with thanks to God for being his provider, and to the many donors who make it possible for his needs to be met during this time of transition in his life! “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” - Proverbs 13:12

24 01, 2018

One Small Item Gave Roger Hope

By | 2018-02-22T07:40:12+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Clearinghouse|

“Roger” had been homeless for seven years, but he found hope when he found a job! We received a call one morning just as we were opening to hear that Roger found a job, but there was one problem.... he needed non-slip work shoes. This was a necessity, since his new job was in a restaurant. He was able to make it down to our office, where YOUR donations were able to provide help to get shoes in time. Ramiro was so thankful and said that he wants to help volunteer at Love INC to help other families in need! He will also be taking advantage of the multitude of church ministries that will supply his apartment when he gets one. He loves Jesus with all his heart and had a smile from ear to ear to prove it. Your work is making stories like Roger’s possible. Thank you for loving our community In the Name of Christ. "There will always be some in the land who are poor. That is why I am commanding you to share freely with the poor" - Deuteronomy 15:11 -

14 12, 2017

A Christmas Blessing

By | 2017-12-14T19:01:32+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Clearinghouse|

“Blake,” a single dad with a 10-year-old daughter, became a client of Love INC right before Thanksgiving. He had lost his job, hadn't gotten paid for the last pay period he did work, and was on the verge of losing his apartment because he couldn't pay his rent. He was hoping we could help him find a shelter that would take him and his daughter in if they did end up getting evicted. He was thrilled with all of the things we were able to give him vouchers for so that he could continue to care for his daughter, who is the light of his life. He was also very appreciative of the fact that we were committed to praying for them. We had scheduled Barry for a haircut appointment, and today he had to cancel because he started working and couldn't make it in during the day. We are joining him in praise to God for providing a job for Barry just in time for him to keep his apartment and provide a merry Christmas for him and his daughter. "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." – Joshua 1:9

10 12, 2017

From Jail to a Job in a Matter of Weeks!

By | 2017-12-10T19:05:58+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Clearinghouse, Gap Ministries|

"Bruce" came into Love INC for an intake at the beginning of October; he had just been released from prison and was participating in the Helping Hands program. But he needed some help finding resources, so that's why he came to Love INC. His main needs were transportation and prayer to find a job. Thankfully, we could help with both! Bruce received a bike voucher to pick up a bike, along with some bus passes and was added to the weekly prayer e-mail sent to Love INC volunteers. (Click here to sign up to receive them!) We just called him recently, only to find out Bruce had in fact found a job! He is now working at a manufacturing company that is walking distance from where he is staying. Bruce says he is so thankful for all that YOU have done to help him. Thank you for partnering with us to help answer prayers! “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”- Hebrews 13:16

5 12, 2017

From Nothing to Something!

By | 2017-12-05T19:02:23+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Clearinghouse|

"Katie" is a Newberg native who stumbled into a sad situation; while visiting her sister in Washington, her sister stole her car and most of her money. She then disappeared. Katie used whatever money she had left to buy a bus ticket back to Oregon. But, upon her arrival she was assaulted and ended up with a broken jaw. This resulted in a long hospital stay where Katie was just recently released. Thankfully, she was able to get in contact with Calvary Chapel Church who graciously put her up in a hotel for the night. Then on that Sunday some lovely ladies even picked her up and took her to church. Once Monday rolled around they brought her to Love INC where we were able to connect her with some resources that met her needs. We are so thankful for a community that steps up in a time of need, we could not do it without churches working together!  “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”- Galatians 6:2