The newest Love INC of Lake County ministry serves the littlest of the Kingdom – newborn babies. Partner church Bethel Lutheran in Gurnee has developed a Layette Kit ministry, providing a pack-n-play crib + linens, diapers, onesies, and other baby essentials to our new moms. Teams from the church deliver the kits in a sort of mini baby shower that many of these moms may not otherwise have. They get to love on the new little ones and share prayer with the families.
From one of the delivery team members:
“Each family we get to connect with during our deliveries is so unique. They present different living situations, different phases of life, but yet all are welcoming this newborn baby gift from God into the world.
Maybe they were caught off guard where they are in life. Our visit lets them know that there is support for them. God has a hand in this! We share a list of churches where they can connect with people who can continue to show God’s love and they can be God’s hand in their life. We feel touched to be a part of this ministry!”
Mom proudly shows one of the baby books included in the Layette kit.
One of Bethel’s delivery team members sets up the pack-n-play with mom.