9 07, 2018

A Bright Outlook on Life!

By | 2018-07-09T22:16:18+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Clearinghouse|

The Behavioral Health Clinic at George Fox University provides voucher for free counseling sessions for all Love INC clients. Emily stopped by the office last week to let us know that these sessions have been incredibly helpful! Thanks to counseling, Emily now has more confidence in herself than ever.  It has even been the springboard for her to be able to finally get a job. She starts her new job at a local department store this week and is so thankful for everything YOU have done for her along her journey to get where she is now!

20 06, 2018

Blessed Donation

By | 2018-06-14T21:15:14+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Clearinghouse, Relational Ministry|

Last week we were contacted by a mattress company asking if they could donate a 2-month-old king sized mattress (cost $1500 new). Their client ended up wanting something different than what they had originally bought so the company replaced it for them. The company has a policy of donating returned mattresses and since their client lives in Newberg, we were the first organization they called. The day they called happened to have been our last night of spring term of Relational Ministry classes so we announced that this mattress may be available. A married couple attending that class mentioned that they were in need of a new mattress. So on Monday we called the company, they put us in touch with their client, then we contacted one of our volunteers who agreed to pick it up and deliver it. This almost-new, excellent quality mattress will arrive at our client’s home tomorrow evening! “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than they?” Matthew 6:26

29 05, 2018

A New Job for a New Man

By | 2018-05-23T17:49:56+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Clearinghouse|

“Caleb” is a young man who found himself homeless and came in to do an intake last Thursday. The intake volunteer noted that he is very intelligent and really seemed to want to better his situation. He came back into the office a week later to tell us he got a job and is also moving into Helping Hands tonight to begin their program! He was so thankful for the help YOU and our local churches gave him, and is excited to start his new job. “May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands.”  – Psalm 90:17

7 03, 2018

After Many Obstacles, James is on His Way to Putting His Life Back Together Again

By | 2018-03-01T17:48:56+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Clearinghouse|

Just out of rehab for drug abuse, James has a five-month-old baby boy who he has not yet been able to meet. His biggest goal right now is to get to a place in his life where he can be a good father. His son gives him hope that he can turn his life around. When James came to Love INC he was hoping we could help him get a bike, but he had no idea there were many other things we could do for him. He was able to pick up his bike that same day and he also walked out of our office with vouchers for non-food pantry items, kitchen items, laundry services, and even diapers for his son provided by Christians like you. While James seeks employment and a place to live, his heart overflows with thanks to God for being his provider, and to the many donors who make it possible for his needs to be met during this time of transition in his life! “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” - Proverbs 13:12

24 01, 2018

One Small Item Gave Roger Hope

By | 2018-02-22T07:40:12+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Clearinghouse|

“Roger” had been homeless for seven years, but he found hope when he found a job! We received a call one morning just as we were opening to hear that Roger found a job, but there was one problem.... he needed non-slip work shoes. This was a necessity, since his new job was in a restaurant. He was able to make it down to our office, where YOUR donations were able to provide help to get shoes in time. Ramiro was so thankful and said that he wants to help volunteer at Love INC to help other families in need! He will also be taking advantage of the multitude of church ministries that will supply his apartment when he gets one. He loves Jesus with all his heart and had a smile from ear to ear to prove it. Your work is making stories like Roger’s possible. Thank you for loving our community In the Name of Christ. "There will always be some in the land who are poor. That is why I am commanding you to share freely with the poor" - Deuteronomy 15:11 -

14 12, 2017

A Christmas Blessing

By | 2017-12-14T19:01:32+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Clearinghouse|

“Blake,” a single dad with a 10-year-old daughter, became a client of Love INC right before Thanksgiving. He had lost his job, hadn't gotten paid for the last pay period he did work, and was on the verge of losing his apartment because he couldn't pay his rent. He was hoping we could help him find a shelter that would take him and his daughter in if they did end up getting evicted. He was thrilled with all of the things we were able to give him vouchers for so that he could continue to care for his daughter, who is the light of his life. He was also very appreciative of the fact that we were committed to praying for them. We had scheduled Barry for a haircut appointment, and today he had to cancel because he started working and couldn't make it in during the day. We are joining him in praise to God for providing a job for Barry just in time for him to keep his apartment and provide a merry Christmas for him and his daughter. "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." – Joshua 1:9

10 12, 2017

From Jail to a Job in a Matter of Weeks!

By | 2017-12-10T19:05:58+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Clearinghouse, Gap Ministries|

"Bruce" came into Love INC for an intake at the beginning of October; he had just been released from prison and was participating in the Helping Hands program. But he needed some help finding resources, so that's why he came to Love INC. His main needs were transportation and prayer to find a job. Thankfully, we could help with both! Bruce received a bike voucher to pick up a bike, along with some bus passes and was added to the weekly prayer e-mail sent to Love INC volunteers. (Click here to sign up to receive them!) We just called him recently, only to find out Bruce had in fact found a job! He is now working at a manufacturing company that is walking distance from where he is staying. Bruce says he is so thankful for all that YOU have done to help him. Thank you for partnering with us to help answer prayers! “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”- Hebrews 13:16

5 12, 2017

From Nothing to Something!

By | 2017-12-05T19:02:23+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Clearinghouse|

"Katie" is a Newberg native who stumbled into a sad situation; while visiting her sister in Washington, her sister stole her car and most of her money. She then disappeared. Katie used whatever money she had left to buy a bus ticket back to Oregon. But, upon her arrival she was assaulted and ended up with a broken jaw. This resulted in a long hospital stay where Katie was just recently released. Thankfully, she was able to get in contact with Calvary Chapel Church who graciously put her up in a hotel for the night. Then on that Sunday some lovely ladies even picked her up and took her to church. Once Monday rolled around they brought her to Love INC where we were able to connect her with some resources that met her needs. We are so thankful for a community that steps up in a time of need, we could not do it without churches working together!  “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”- Galatians 6:2

18 10, 2017

Tears of Joy

By | 2017-10-18T21:04:21+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Clearinghouse|

In a world of “no,” “Alice” received a “yes” and has hope again! When Alice came to Love INC she was hoping we could help her find a placement for an inpatient drug treatment program. She had gotten nothing but "no" answers from every place she had called for help. She was grateful for anything we could do for her, and after her one hour intake appointment, left Love INC with a pile of "yes" answers from us. She now has vouchers for several Church services where she can connect with Christians who can give her healthy guidance. To make things even better, while Alice was sitting in her intake, we got a call from a drug treatment program saying they would have a bed for her within a couple days. Alice left our office crying tears of joy. “Many are saying of me, ‘God will not deliver him.’ But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me. I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.” – Psalm 3:2-6

11 10, 2017

A Glow From God

By | 2017-10-11T20:15:59+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Clearinghouse|

“David” has had a traumatic life; his friend died of cancer, he is going through a divorce, and his dad was recently hospitalized. When the stress and depression became too much, he attempted suicide. After recovering, David realized he does want to live, but with God to walk beside him in these tough times. He got back on track with the Lord and has a positive attitude, which shines through when you meet him. You can see Jesus on his face. Now David is working with Love INC, his church and local agencies to gain stability. He is searching for a job, his own apartment, and would eventually like to preach the gospel. Join us in praying for David that he continues this journey of stability and that he walks with the Lord the whole way through! “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace.” – Ephesians 1:7