Recent stories from members of the community, sharing their journey.
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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 […]
Jules is my very tall and very Aussie friend. I’m not very tall and not Aussie, but still, we are friends. Jules has a lovely and elegant way about her when she walks. My rhythm tends to be shorter and purposeful like I am always on my way to a meeting. When we walk together, […]
This week 3 delivery teams of 12 dedicated volunteers will be visiting 7 families It all begins with: One call for help One person to listen One caring space to show God’s grace REACH 2020 One person at a time
We love the Pillow and a Prayer Project. Thanks to many talented sewers, we have beautifully designed pillowcases created with coordinating fabric. Each pillowcase, tagged with instructions, encourages children to shop for a new pillow while thinking about others in Lake County. A blank bookmark, tucked in each pillowcase, provides a canvas to write and/or […]
Our mission, to transform lives in the name of Christ, seems incredible. How can we possibly hope to realize such a great vision? Last Sunday, I looked out at the congregation of Lord of Glory as I shared the ministry of Love INC. I saw their faith and love for God. I felt it in […]
A family, referred to us through hospice, revealed profound challenges regarding their youngest child. The intake volunteer related their conversation as we discussed possible ways to support this little girl and her family burdened with a terminal diagnosis. Their story could have been filled with frustration, bitterness, and anger. Instead, as the conversation unfolded, it […]
Do you have a relationship with God? Would you like a closer one? Open-ended questions can open a door into someone’s life. One question naturally leads to another. Last week, Nancy, our intake volunteer, spoke with a neighbor for over an hour. As she asked each question, the neighbor began to share her doubts, frustrations, […]
I love the daily discovery of how God moves through his people to meet a need. It’s like watching a complicated puzzle come together knowing God’s got all the pieces. Last week, on Tuesday, we learned of a young woman, pregnant, sleeping on an air mattress. We had just offered the last bed set to […]
We want to share the story about Ramona….a Veteran who needed to relocate from one county to another and was unable to bring her existing furniture with her due to lack of resources in helping her move. Ramona was overwhelmed with this seemingly insurmountable task and was wondering how she would be able to attain […]