Transforming Lives Through Redemptive Compassion

Spring is always a new awakening, especially in Michigan, as we suddenly hear birds chirping, see flowers blooming, and the grass, only weeks ago full of snow, now is the beautiful lush color of green that only God can produce. With our newest ministry, Redemptive Compassion, we feel a renewed awakening for our affiliate, and for our families we serve, walking with them as they begin an independence they may have never experienced before.

The Core Values of Redemptive Compassion are:

  • We see everyone's value
  • We invest relationally in others
  • We help everyone achieve their God-given potential
  • We require mutual contribution and participation
  • We respond with discernment and wisdom
  • We serve in ways that transform

We ask for your prayers as we embark on this necessary, loving ministry. It will be exciting, challenging, empowering, and uniting for all of our churches and volunteers.

Katherine B. Janego, Executive Director

Gathering Together to Transform

Love INC is a place of many people from many churches. It's a beautiful thing. Along the way we need to gather together to share information and update each other. That's just what happened a few weeks ago as people from several churches and many ministries met at the Love INC office.

The best part of the day was the encouragement we all felt as we discussed our current work, as well as the vision for upcoming work. What resonated throughout the afternoon was the commitment to vision, compassion, and transformation.

We are so thankful for everyone that came together to continue to invest in the true transformation of people our neighbors in need.

Merry Christmas!

"9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

                                                    Luke 2:9-12

And Sometimes Our Clients Inspire Us

Being a Love INC volunteer is so fulfilling, it’s very challenging sometimes but fulfilling. It’s not easy to step into someone else’s pain, grief, or suffering and try to walk with them through their trials. Our volunteers provide hope and peace to people in trying times. As you can guess there are days when our volunteers feel weighed down.

How amazing it is, even awe-inspiring, when our clients inspire us! There was a young woman who called in needing furniture, nothing else just furniture. As our volunteer talked with her the Love INC volunteer found this young woman had been through an emotional storm. She has a small child, and her husband had battled cancer. Praise God, he has recovered and has a full time job! She is also taking care of her disabled 14-year old sister because their Mom is an alcoholic. Again, praise the Lord, she had the ability to care for her sister. This young woman struggled through the challenges and was positive and full of gratitude. She was such an inspiration. I think God has a plan….

Ministries in Action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Love in the Name of Christ of the Greater Livingston Area (Love INC) churches provide assistance to people struggling in Livingston County. Our Clearinghouse volunteers connect with those in need to determine which partner church “gap” ministry can help them. Here are just a few.

Contact our Clearinghouse at 517-552- 3620 to get more information.

 

                                                     The Furniture Ministry

                                                     The Furniture Ministry

                                                One of the Love INC Food Pantries

                                                One of the Love INC Food Pantries

 

                                                             The Bedding Ministry

                                                             The Bedding Ministry