Love Stories

“Dear Love INC donors,

To begin, we thank those people who contribute to Love INC, both financially and otherwise! Over the last 18 months, our lives have been transformed in many positive and profound ways, in great part because of your generosity and compassion!

Not too long ago, our spiritual and personal lives seemed to be at a standstill. We lacked direction and meaningful purpose, to say the least. There was discord and contempt for one another. True happiness was fleeting and joy seemed too hard to be had despite many things we tried to accomplish. Because we were required to enroll in a “new image class” in order to qualify for a local food pantry, and that provided an avenue for profound transformation in our lives!

Through respectful participation in a variety of classes and programs that were available to us because of your contributions, we now enjoy a spiritual foundation, accountability partners, positive direction, and valuable resources we would not otherwise be able to enjoy!

Once again, we are exceedingly grateful to you and we sincerely appreciate your contributions to Love INC!

God bless and much love from,

a Love INC family”

“I have four boys and it is so hard to make ends meet. This program has blessed me and my boys so much. Through education, community, and meeting our needs. Thank you! God bless each of you!”

“I have enjoyed and have been very blessed by Love INC. All of the staff have shown Christ’s live, a true light in the ever darkening world as Jesus said it would be.”

“I want to say how wonderful it is for my family for all you do. It has been wonderful to learn new abilities and refresh others. Thank you so much, from the depths of my heart!”

“The greatest of these is love, displayed in words, hugs, prayers, help (food), etc. Christ is Jesus with skin on, and through Love INC and cooperating churches I’m so grateful for the love I’ve been shown. It was much needed!”

“I started coming to Love for help getting food with a food pantry. Then I took a New Image class. The Lord spoke to my heart about volunteering. So I became a volunteer. I also have taken three other classes. I had stress and anxiety about speaking around other people. But the Lord and the New Image class took my fear away. I can now speak in public. Love INC is a great help to so many people in need, I can see the Lord our God working each and every day.”

“You guys at Love INC have changed my life!”

 

“Dear Love INC,

Four years ago I felt so hopeless about my financial situation. I was a single mom with too many bills and not enough income, and I had nearly lost hope. A friend suggested I contact Love INC for support, and I’m so glad I did.

Love INC helped with me with immediate relief by giving me connection to an area food pantry. At Christmas time, I was invited to come and pick out gifts and hats and mittens for my children. These acts of kindness were done in such a way that my dignity was preserved and I was treated with respect.

What helped me the most was the budget counseling I received through Love INC at Forest Park Covenant Church. I’ll never forget that first night, showing up with all my bills and my checkbook and breaking down in tears because I felt so ashamed. But my mentor saw past that, and he believed that I would get through it. He helped me to make up a budget, and he was a great encourager to me as I learned to stick to the budget and plan ahead.

Four years later, I am still using the bill organizer that was given to me on that first night. I don’t live in poverty anymore. I went back to school and got my degree in accounting, of all things! I’ve been set free from that financial stronghold, praise God! Thank you, Love INC, for believing in me and equipping me with the tools I needed to move forward and succeed.”

Sincerely,

Patty