Note: It’s a little easier to figure out who’s who when you’re on our website. This story was originally shared in our weekly bulletin insert which we send to churches to help keep them current on what’s happening at Love INC.
Pictured above are 3 women whose lives have been touched and transformed by the ministry of Love INC Southwest. Their names are Jeanne, Tabitha and Tina. If you have served with us, you probably know at least 2 of them (maybe all 3). But which is which?
Maybe this will help. Among the people pictured, 2 are Love INC staff members, all have volunteered with Love INC, and 2 have received help as clients of Love INC. Hmm… That seems like too many people, right?
Unless you know these ladies, it’s impossible to tell who’s who. The truth is that you can visit Love INC Southwest on any given day, and there’s a good chance you won’t be able to tell the difference between staff, volunteer and client. Part of the reason is that we challenge our clients to volunteer. And an increasing number of them are accepting the challenge.
In fact, one of the women in the picture came to Love INC as a client, then became a volunteer, then got hired as our Volunteer Coordinator (Tabitha). Another has served on our staff as Clearinghouse Coordinator for 2 years (Jeanne). And the third came to us as a client, is still a client, but is also a valued member of our team of volunteers (Tina).
Another reason you can’t tell who’s who is that we place a very high value on seeing every person the way Jesus sees them…as a beloved child of God, regardless of their circumstances. Jesus doesn’t see titles or labels when he looks at any of us. He just sees people He loves deeply.
The most important thing you need to know about all 3 of the women in the picture is that God has used the ministry of Love INC to transform their lives in significant ways. Even Jeanne, the only one who has never been a Love INC client, will tell you that she has been blessed over and over by the other 2 in the picture with her. Jeanne’s mind, heart and soul have been served by others at Love INC just as much as she has served them.
We invite you to visit Love INC. And see if you can tell who’s who!