7 05, 2014

A Timely Gift

By | 2014-05-07T06:28:30+00:00 May 7th, 2014|Gap Ministries|

Every month Love INC sends out a Monthly Update highlighting our ministries’ biggest needs, both for the clearinghouse and for our GAP programs. People from all over the community always respond with generosity, but every so often we are surprised by an extra special donation. Frank Slyter, manager at the Hillsboro Costco, read our update, noticed we needed jeans and khaki pants for men.  He asked his male coworkers if they had any to spare, and within a few days dropped off a dozen pairs of assorted men’s pants.  His gift could not have been any timelier, as we have had several new homeless men become clients who were in dire need of clothing. “Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you? ‘And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” Matthew 25:37-40

26 03, 2014

We’ll Be Alright

By | 2014-03-26T06:23:00+00:00 March 26th, 2014|Gap Ministries|

Usually, Love INC’s Wood Ministry is still thriving through the month of March but this year our supply of seasoned wood ran out early. The news reached the clearinghouse right after several new requests for wood had been made by clients. Before notifying the clients that they would not be receiving wood after all, a last push for donations was made to try and secure a little bit more wood.  As it turns out, a volunteer was able to muster up just enough wood to grant the remaining requests.  One of the recipients of the wood called in to say: “Thank you so much for the wood. We were dreading our gas bill that we would not be able to afford and now, thanks to Love INC, we’ll be alright.” “Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you.”- Proverbs 3:28

26 02, 2014

Birthday Donation

By | 2014-02-26T18:16:05+00:00 February 26th, 2014|Gap Ministries|

To celebrate his birthday, community member “Jeremiah” kindly asked his friends and family to give him blankets and scarves as birthday presents. Jeremiah then took the blankets and scarves he received and brought them to the clearinghouse to be donated to our H.U.G.S (hats, umbrellas, gloves, and scarves) ministry. In considering others over himself on his special day, Jeremiah has helped preserve the storehouses at Love INC. Love INC continues to remain stocked with warm blankets and scarves for anyone in need during Oregon’s chilly winter months. If you or someone you know could use any of these items, please visit the Love INC Clearinghouse today! “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3