30 04, 2014

Labor of Love

By | April 30th, 2014|Clearinghouse|

Sam Holst from Midget Motors, who is a small & large 4-cycle equipment guru, fixed Love INC’s lawn mower for free earlier this month. Not only did he volunteer to provide this service, but he took his efforts to another level by offering to keep it in storage for us while it’s not in use, free of charge! Thanks to Sam and Midget Motors, Love INC’s lawnmower will be fully operational for the spring and summer months.  This ensures that the yards of Love INC clients will be kept well-manicured and their owners well pleased! “Let him who steals steal no longer; but rather let him labor, performing with his own hands what is good, in order that he may have [something] to share with him who has need.” Ephesians 4:28

9 04, 2014

Patience Leads to New Job

By | April 9th, 2014|Clearinghouse|

The clearinghouse is celebrating the good news that one of our volunteers, Jim, has recently become employed as a maintenance manager after a long stint of unemployment. Prior to the news, Jim had faithfully served as our Tuesday receptionist for close to six months. Jim was and is a powerful example of what it looks like to faithfully serve the Lord while you wait for Him to open up opportunities. “But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”-James 1:4

5 03, 2014

A Willing Friend

By | March 5th, 2014|Clearinghouse|

Staff and volunteers had been praying regularly for “Holly,” whose lack of transportation had temporarily left her unable to get to work. After two months without a ride to work, one of Holly’s acquaintances finally offered to take her to work every week. Thanks to her friend’s willingness to help Holly in her time of need, and her employer’s cooperation, who retained her job for her until she could get back on her feet, Holly is now back to doing what she loves and is able to provide for her family. “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”- Galatians 6:2

19 02, 2014

Wood Ministry Volunteers to the Rescue!

By | February 19th, 2014|Clearinghouse|

Yesterday Love INC was alerted by a city worker that a large tree had fallen over next door at the women’s shelter. Our receptionist and volunteers swiftly leaped out of their chairs and fled to the scene where they discovered, much to their amazement, that the tree had narrowly missed the shelter, barely nicking the corner of the house. After a few brief moments of impromptu praise and thanksgiving, our team burst into action by reaching out to our wood ministry team. Turns out that one of the team leads actually drove by the shelter, saw the averted disaster, and contacted a crew to chop up the tree instantaneously. Within a few hours, not only had the tree been cut up and removed from the shelter, but that wood will now be donated to help heat people’s homes in the community! “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”-Psalm 46:1