Love INC's Love Stories

on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Posted in Stories, Happenings, Hunger

Love INC's Love Stories

Love In the Name of Christ is a network of churches, church volunteers and community organizations who partner together to help people in need. Through Love INC, churches and individual Christians are mobilized to work together across denominational lines, with the goal of providing a coordinated effort to help the poor with basic short term needs such as: cleaning essentials, medical supplies, furniture, bicycles, bedding, household supplies, firewood and much more. There are affiliates in Beaverton, Clackamas, Hillsboro, Newberg, Tigard/Tualatin/Sherwood, and Woodburn.

Through the use of Gap Ministries, Love INC is able to provide resources and services to meet the needs of the community. Love INC of Beaverton for example provides a Comforts of Home Ministry, connecting community members with Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Community members are then able to receive bed pillows, towels blankets, basic kitchen items, and more.

A love story from Love INC of Hillsboro provided support to a soon to be mother who moved from Africa to Hillsboro to attend school. Struggling to make ends meet and 8 months pregnant, "Mozzie" called Love INC asking for help for her baby. Using Gap Ministries, Love INC partnered "Mozzie" with Ascension Presbyterian Church, who provided "Mozzie" with a crib. She was also partnered with "Love Bugs" Gap Ministry of Singing Hills Christian Church who provided clothing, diapers, wipes, and toys for the child. This is just one example of the fantastic service Love INC provides to members in their community.

Love INC also hosts the annual event Packed with Love. This event allows Middle School and High School students in need to receive backpacks and school supplies. Love INC focuses on upper grade levels because these students are provided with less resources in their school districts than Elementary School students. Also providing a carnival and barbeque, Love INC aims to welcome students and show them love and their importance in the community. 

Packed With Love 2013 from Curtis Buthe on Vimeo.