Jeans bring a “New You, New Attitude” to kids

BY IN Clothing Ministry, Love INC Needs, Love Stories , , ,

This past December, a group from Zion was determined to make a difference in their community and used Love INC of Lake County to help. Sherri D. rallied a crew to give jeans, and a new outlook, to our Zion kids. “There aren’t that many programs who actually give to families without charging a small fee,”


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.


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,


Christ’s Love Shown through a Simple Pair of Shoes

BY IN Clothing Ministry, Love INC Needs, Love Stories, Ministries , , ,

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


The Clearinghouse: the Foundation of Love INC’s Ministries

BY IN Help Center, Love INC Needs , , ,

“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


Each Plays a Part in Love INC’s Ministries

BY IN Bed Ministry, Furniture Ministry, Household Starter Kit, Love Stories , , , , ,

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


Love Story from the Furniture Ministry

BY IN Bed Ministry, Furniture Ministry, Love Stories , , , ,

 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