Delivering Beds with Joy!

BY IN Bed Ministry, Love Stories, Ministries , , , ,

Men from the Joy! Lutheran Men’s Ministry recently built and delivered about a dozen bunk beds to families and kids in need. “We had a great time working with the family. They were very appreciative of their new beds. The boys even jumped in to help assemble them, learning to use different kinds of tools.

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From the Desk of a Thankful Family

BY IN Furniture Ministry, Help Center, Household Starter Kit, Ministries , , , ,

Ever wonder if what you do makes a difference? We all have those thoughts from time to time. Often, it is at that moment that God sends a little tidbit to remind us that we do, when we faithfully serve Him! Here’s one of those tidbits that we recently received at Love INC: Dear Jacqui,

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Christ’s Love Shown through a Simple Pair of Shoes

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One of our partner churches, Bethel Lutheran in Gurnee, hosted a Back-to-School clothing distribution in August. Volunteers from the church brought the clothing to their gym where others set up the ‘store’. Love INC families were invited to shop for their children and themselves. Over three days, 50 servants shared 308 hours serving 47 families totaling 191

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The Clearinghouse: the Foundation of Love INC’s Ministries

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“Hello, Love in the Name of Christ. How can I help you?” This phrase greets those calling our Clearinghouse hundreds of times a week. Those in need are calling looking for help. Local churches and agencies are seeking support for their members. The Clearinghouse is the first step of any opportunity to serve by: Knowing the resources available in

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Each Plays a Part in Love INC’s Ministries

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Love INC’s mission is to mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities, in the name of Christ. We work together in ways to serve more efficiently than one church or one person can do alone. But how does this look in practice? Consider how one client family could be served:   A volunteer phone minister from Trinity

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Love Story from the Furniture Ministry

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 Recently, one of our church furniture delivery teams visited a young mom and her two small children in Waukegan. The only lighting in the apartment was on one wall in the living room. The only furniture was a folding sports chair and a wool blanket. Mom and her two little ones had been sleeping on

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Reflections on Delivering Starter Kits

BY IN Household Starter Kit, Love Stories , , ,

~ By Deacon Amanda Holm Rosengren   Recently, a small group of people from Church of Redeemer in Highland Park gathered at Love INC’s headquarters in Zion to distribute “starter kits,” basic household items for families in need. As you might imagine, it is a difficult thing to enter a stranger’s home bearing items the family

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