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Love Story: Medical Goods

Our second GAP ministry was durable medical goods- stored in the loft at Lebanon Mennonite Church. The coordinator at the time, Sterling Burkey and his trainee, Ron, would stop at thrift stores and garage sales handing out a Love INC card and gathering more and more medical equipment. The more people we served in this ministry the more medical goods would come in until we outgrew the loft. We now are housed in a larger building owned by Mennonite Village.

Sometimes Sterling or Ron would tell me we were getting too many or not enough of a certain item and within a week requests and donations would rectify the situation. Very often within days of someone requesting something we didn’t have it would be donated!

Today I just heard a new story- a Doctor at the hospital called as they had someone that wanted to be water baptized…did we have a Hoyer lift they could borrow?…..VERY COOL!.

Thank you for being a part of making this possible.

Christmas Letter

To download this letter as a PDF click here.

Dear Love INC Partner,

Thank you for being a vital part of Love In the Name of Christ of Linn County!  So far this year phone volunteers have received 3,978 calls for help from people in our community.  Church volunteers have responded by providing transportation, yard work, visitation, firewood, medical equipment, diapers, furniture, moving crews, school supplies, household and hygiene products, linens, Holiday meals, by fixing cars, and building ramps.  Each need met is a life touched by the Love of Christ shown through a practical act of service.

Let me share with you a few snap shots…

  • Our medical equipment coordinator was thanked profusely as the loan of some medical equipment allowed their father to spend his final days at home with family.
  • Crews have been working diligently…over 1,000 hours to provide free firewood for families otherwise unable to heat their homes.
  • Last year in partnership with God’s Heart we gave Christmas Gifts to 285 children.  This year our target is 500 children blessed at Christmas!

Thank you for your prayers, time, and generous financial support.  Together we will watch the Lord do even greater things in our community throughout 2015 and beyond.

If you are interested in learning more about Love INC please call us at 541-924-LOVE.

Please keep our volunteers, clients and staff in your prayers.

God Bless You,
Deb Powell
Executive Director

Roger Peterson
Clearinghouse Coordinator

Love Story: School Supplies

Our school supply giveaway this year helped 200 children get ready for school! Each backpack contained a Gideon’s bible, a packet from CEF as well as school supplies. The students were also given opportunity to look through our new clothing and shoes.

The firewood ministry will have 100 plus cord of wood to giveaway this year. A HUGE thank you to Mennonite Village for the donated space, David Gray the ministry coordinator, wood donors, and the volunteers who have contributed hundreds of man hours to make this blessing possible.

Thank you for your continued support through your prayers, time and finances to make this all possible.

Enjoy a short stack for a tall cause.

You’re invited to an Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser breakfast to support Love INC. September 27th, 8:00-10:00am at Applebees of Albany 1525 Geary St. SE

Meal includes: Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, and a beverage (coffee, juice, soda or tea.)

Tickets are $10/ea. call Love INC for more info or to buy tickets. 541-924-LOVE (5683)

Use this link to download pdf bulletin inserts.

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