Recent stories from members of the community, sharing their journey.
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Our workshops are a great way for neighbors to come together, share ideas and encourage one another. Last Saturday, a great group braved the cold rain and windy weather to gather around our table. As I worked through recipes to share, I thought I was just serving up some good ideas. Crock Pots have […]
When we first met Sue, she hid shyly behind a baseball cap. At a recent workshop, while we encouraged a small group of women to set SMART goals, Sue watched quietly and wrote, “Stay positive: Safe, Hope, Happiness”. Sue had fled an abusive husband in the middle of the night with her children. After finding […]
I love Fall. I love the contrast of colors displayed by the sun’s slanted rays. In the middle of all this beauty, I love baking with apples. I’ve been playing around with four variations of Apple Crisp. In order to recreate the New England version Mom made, I peeled and pared McIntosh apples and added […]
Thank you to Raymond Chevrolet for the use of their truck! Jeff and Pete, our great team from St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, were able to deliver love in the name of Christ with the help of this courtesy vehicle. Mattresses, blessing baskets, home kits-enough to bless two families fit perfectly. As they headed out for […]
I had heard the story many times and recognized the faded scene. Captured during the Great Depression, this moment was fixed but lived on in my Mother’s memories. The family needed to move on in order to find work. Mom remembered loading a truck with “everything we owned”. It is a dramatic picture and it […]
There are countless ways to Love in the Name of Christ. At Love INC Lake County Southwest, it’s as easy as 1,2,3! Love INC Southwest is ONE of 137 affiliates across the country. Every affiliate is tasked with TWO main priorities: Find out what the greatest needs are in the communities we serve […]
Abbey opened the box and saw the card written with a message just for her. Everything in the Welcome Home Kit was chosen to help her feel more at home in her new apartment. Abbey was brave enough to leave an abusive relationship and fled with her two children to find refuge and safety over […]
Thank you to everyone who came out to our Annual Breakfast Celebration! What a wonderful morning! We shared a great breakfast and enjoyed the fun of our first silent auction. We shared stories of Jaclyn’s joy over something as simple as her own bed. We shared how Samantha’s story began by her humble request asking […]
At times, we love by simply staying on the line long enough to have a caring conversation. Many times, that conversation leads to acts of kindness gifted with dignity. Faithful donors provide us with the means to deliver a comfortable bed for someone getting by with a heap of blankets on the floor. Apartments are […]
Home deliveries are so appreciated and they allow us to glimpse into the lives of our neighbors. Linda and Chantay delivered a box of food to a couple of women sharing an apartment. During the course of conversation, it was clear they needed more than just food. Mercy ministry is not an easy ministry. “It […]
Our offices and warehouse became a house of worship last Sunday as Fusion came together to Love In the Name of Christ. After an overview of our ministry, groups rotated through activities including Jars of Change and Compassion Cards. We’ve already sent out several of these crazy creative cards to our neighbors. Jars of Change […]
Several years ago, I planted two clematis vines to climb up around my front porch. I envisioned their beautiful deep purple flowering vines weaving a welcoming entrance to our home. It takes time for clematis to mature. Each year, it bloomed, but mounded on the ground, not quite ready to reach it’s full potential. This […]