See What He Has Done!

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From this year’s Dinner/Auction message by Pat Schwartz, board chair, and Carl ‘Spark’ Ball, Executive Director: We have experienced another great year of service by the churches in Lake County for our neighbors. There is no way to adequately convey the breadth and depth of what God has done through his Church this year. The

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God Bless You!

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Our office receives 250+ phone calls each month from families and individuals looking for help or local agencies trying to get their clients connected. Each one has a unique story and reason they are connecting with us. Many times, our partner churches are blessed to serve them through one of our various ministries. And from

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Many Hands Project 2017

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For the ninth year in a row, the high school youth from three churches in Lake County came together to serve in Zion. Over 75 youth and leaders from Village Church of Gurnee, Christ Community Church in Zion, and Gurnee Community Church completed 32 homeowner projects, delivered Love INC Household Starter Kits, and more over

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Serving & Singing

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At the end of June, Love INC was blessed with many working hands from a unique place – Zamar Student Choir and Harrisburg Baptist Church’s Men’s Ministry from Tupelo, Mississippi. We were just one stop on their ten-day mission & concert tour. Check out what Pastor Aaron Tomes reported about their time here: “It was

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Zamar Student Choir visit

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Love INC of Lake County was blessed with a visit from the Zamar Student Choir and the Harrisburg Baptist Men’s Ministry to do service projects at our office/warehouse. During the week, they completed 20 sets of bunk beds, sorted lots of household & clothing donations in the warehouse, built shelves for our mattresses, updated the

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I was never a person to finish anything…

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I have never tried to swim to the bottom of the ocean. Nor have I ever tried to fly without help from an airplane. The reason for this is that I already know, before even trying, that both of those things are impossible. Why would I try to do something when I already know it

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God’s Work Behind the Scenes: The Warehouse

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Supporting the many ministries here at Love INC of Lake County stands the behind-the-scenes work of the warehouse. Servants from our partner churches join together to repair furniture, pick out items for our neighbors in need, build starter kits, and strive to make sure that what leaves the warehouse is beautiful and inspires worship to

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Making Connections

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You all know Love INC’s mission, right?! To mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities, In the Name of Christ. That transformation comes by connecting in relationship – with Christ & with others. Through listening to our struggling neighbors’ stories in the Help Center, we recognized that many of those we serve do not

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How do pots and pans transform a life?

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The answer is: they don’t. That might seem like a strange way to begin an article about our starter kit ministry, but it’s the truth. Pots and pans alone cannot change a life. Rather, as our starter kit ministers will tell you, lives are transformed when God makes His faithfulness known in the simple interactions

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