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Recent News and Love Stories
“…God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” (2 Corinthians 9:7b-8)
Here at Love INC we have much to be thankful for. During this month, when so many are following the 30 Days of Thankfulness, we have decided to take this time to also share messages of gratitude from those who receive our services:
- Thank you so very much for the kind words, prayers, and gift card. The day it arrived the vehicle had hit empty — another example of how God directs us and helps others to provide.
- Thinking of you and some of the goodness He has channeled through that office! What a wonderful blessing.
- Thanks again for my choppers. I can eat, chew, and bite (it) feels so good.
- It was such a blessing to have all of you join together and help me get back home.
- I want to thank you for your many prayers and all the ways you show your care!
- Thank you so much for helping set us up with Re:New Church for a work experience opportunity.
- Thank you for the wood you gave me.
- Thank you so much for allowing us to use the wheelchair while my mother visited us from Colorado.
- Thank you for the wonderful supply drive you put on for us every year.
- Thank you so much for providing and installing a starter for my old car.
- My family has been blessed with all of your hard work.
And heartfelt thanks to you, our donors, for your prayers, gifts, and financial support. We appreciate you!
“The Lord bless you, and keep you; the Lord make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you, and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26)
All for His Glory,
Love INC’s 13th annual School Supply Giveaway for Teachers was a BIG success! Nearly 400 teachers throughout Benton County participated in the event hosted by Linus Pauling Middle School Friday, Aug. 30.
About 175 volunteers from various churches in the area helped with the event and approximately $125,000 worth of teaching supplies were given out. One teacher shared that he didn’t really need more teaching supplies but that he came “to feel the love and support.”
Our prayer has been that teachers would recognize that believers are loving them and serving them because of Jesus. This man’s words indicate that he knew from past experience what he would feel when he came to the giveaway and he came again this year because of the encouragement he received.
The School Supply Giveaway ministry has experienced tremendous growth over the last 13 years. It has been incredible to see God’s provision and favor through this ministry. The connections that have been made, the smiles shared, and the lives touched are incredible.
Thank you for your continued support of what God is doing, like blessing our community’s teachers, through the Love INC ministry!
All for His glory,
Over the last decade, Love INC has collected school supplies for teachers in Benton County to gladly show how much we love them and appreciate the good work they do with our children. School districts have been forced to trim their budgets year after year, and as a result teachers have often had to spend their own money to buy needed classroom supplies.
Every summer, participating churches collect items for the annual School Supply Giveaway which takes place on the Friday before Labor Day each year. Various foundations, individuals and businesses also contribute to the effort.
It began with just nine teachers and $3,000 worth of school supplies. The ministry has had tremendous growth over the last 12 years. Last year we were able to bless 393 teachers with over $153,000 worth of school supplies.
It has been incredible to see God’s provision through this ministry — the connections that have been made, the smiles shared, and the lives touched.
This year the event will take place on Friday, Aug. 30. If you or your church would like to provide a cash gift for this project or donate any of the items on the list posted on our School Supply Giveaway ministry page, please call 541-286-4731.
Thank you for your continued support of the Love INC ministry!
All for His Glory,
For those of you who have not yet met me, my name is Corrie Latimer and I am the new Executive Director of Love in the Name of Christ. I have been a part of the Corvallis community for over 14 years.
I grew up attending Northwest Hills Community Church. Now my husband and I attend Grace City Church. I graduated from Oregon State University with my Bachelors of Science degree in Human Development and Family Sciences with an emphasis in Human Services and a minor in Business Administration.
Before my position at Love INC, I worked as the Director of Development at United Way of Benton & Lincoln Counties. In brief summary, I was in charge of fundraising, marketing, and event planning efforts. I believe the skills I acquired while working at United Way coupled with the passion God has given me for ministry will translate well in my new role at Love INC.
The months of June and July have been full of transition for the ministry of Love INC. My first day was May 22 and Wilma’s last official day with us was May 31. Since her retirement Wilma has graciously been volunteering as our “Executive Volunteer” and it has been a tremendous blessing to glean additional knowledge and wisdom from her. It has been a fast and fruitful season so far and it has been amazing to see God’s provision and grace through it all.
It has been wonderful getting to know the staff, board members, and volunteers. It is inspiring to see their love for Christ radiate through their work and their faithful commitment to this ministry. I am incredibly honored and humbled that God has placed me in this position and that I get the opportunity to work alongside such amazing individuals.
I am looking forward to seeing what God is going to continue to do through the ministry of Love INC here in the Benton County community. Thank you for your continued prayers and support during this time of transition.
All for His Glory,