12 05, 2014

New Creations

By | 2014-05-12T06:18:44+00:00 May 12th, 2014|Shelter|

If you were to venture into the women’s shelter you would now discover that the living room area looks like a new creation. That’s because New Creations Intl., a furniture company whose owners live in Newberg, re-designed the room by providing a high-quality set of furniture including a leather couch, love seat, chair, and ottoman. The easy to clean and fresh smelling collection is unlike anything the shelter has ever had available for our clients and hosts. Thanks to New Creations, the primary living space for our shelter guests is now the most comfortable, relaxing room in the house.  It’s a place where friends can enjoy each other’s company with fun-filled activities or conversation. “My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.” – Isaiah 32:18

23 04, 2014

New Furnace and Water Heater in the Shelter

By | 2014-04-23T06:22:48+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|Shelter|

The water heater and furnace at the women’s shelter became a much talked about issue throughout winter. With up to 10 shelter guests cooped up inside the house, every clunky noise made or hot shower cut short left the ladies a little cranky at times. And the higher energy bills weren’t gladly welcomed by the staff either. Love INC knew it was time to consider replacing the ancient and ineffective appliances, but where would the funds come from? Last month Love INC was notified that the City of Newberg, having recently received funds from NAHTF (National Affordable Housing Trust), would be listening to a series of proposals from local non-profits for development projects. The Early Bird Rotary Club of Newberg was also dispersing funds for community projects for those interested. Love INC quickly jumped at the opportunity, pitched the replacement of the water heater/furnace at the shelter, and left the rest up to God. We soon learned that we were the proud recipients of both funds! Having heard our cry for new appliances, God then answered our prayers with Hampton Plumbing to install our newly purchased water heater and a crew from Vanguard Electric and Husky Heating to set up the furnace. Thanks to their time and labor, the shelter now has new, energy efficient products that will save us money! “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”- Philippians 4:19

16 04, 2014

Community Breakfast at the Shelter

By | 2014-04-16T06:53:11+00:00 April 16th, 2014|Shelter|

A small group from Newberg Foursquare Church has decided to begin hosting a breakfast banquet for guests staying at the women’s shelter every second Saturday of the month. The first, which took place earlier this month, happened during the tail end of the great snowstorm of 2014. After enjoying a community snowball fight, members of the small group were able to enjoy good conversation and delicious food with the shelter ladies around NFC’s cozy fireplace. A charitable gathering such as this is an excellent way for Christians to step out and reach their community with the love of Christ. “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”- Hebrews 13:16

19 03, 2014

Strides Toward Self-Sufficiency

By | 2014-03-19T06:10:58+00:00 March 19th, 2014|Shelter|

The Love INC women’s shelter recently witnessed an exodus of several long time guests. Katrina, who had been a mainstay at the shelter, moved out a month ago and now works as a care provider for an individual in the local area.  Brenda, along with her three children, was able to procure an apartment in McMinnville and moved in two weeks ago with the help of her Love INC mentor.  Her oldest daughter is looking for work while the other two are enrolled in school. Jennifer also moved to McMinnville and rooms with Brenda. To help with rent, she works part-time as a caregiver for a local in-home care company. All three of these guests have been excited to wrap up the shelter chapter of their lives and are elated to be making significant strides towards self-sufficiency. We are proud to have walked alongside them as they've worked towards the goal of finding their own places and means to provide for themselves. “It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”-Deuteronomy 31:8

1 01, 2014

Thanksgiving in the Shelter

By | 2014-01-01T21:42:08+00:00 January 1st, 2014|Shelter|

Many of the women staying at the Love INC women’s shelter were able to celebrate Thanksgiving this year with friends and family, but for one family and a returning guest, there weren't many available options for them. Love INC brainstormed a way to find them a place to spend Thanksgiving and with the financial support of one member of the community, was able to provide them with a Thanksgiving meal out at Izzy’s! Every lady staying in the shelter, we are happy to report, had a cozy Thanksgiving meal shared with close family and friends. VERSE: “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” 1 Chronicles 16:34