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Love INC Impact Stories

God is Already at Work

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We were encouraged this month while talking to a gal in our community who is caring for her great-granddaughter. Her granddaughter, the child's mother, is currently struggling with substance abuse and is unable to care for her new baby. This gal willingly stepped in to care and provide during a...

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Story of Transformation

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"After leaving an abusive marriage, I came to Waterloo to begin a new life. At a local shelter, I immediately began moving beyond the crisis that got me here. I reached out to Love INC for a few basic needs as I prepared to move into an apartment. I discovered God would give me much more than a...

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Wheels for Work

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Leslee connected with Love INC early this year for help as she sought out a new beginning in the Cedar Valley. Shortly after getting to know her, she joined our Begin Now ministry on Tuesday nights where she attends regularly and with enthusiasm. Since the day we met her she was focused on...

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A Thank You Note

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We love receiving thank you notes from our neighbors. Here's one from this month -  "Thank you so much Jamie and Love INC. I appreciate God's work in my life through your ministry. The kitchen box has been a major improvement in my ability to make healthy meals."

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Getting Dirty

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When we offer help we do so with the big picture in mind. We are strategic in the needs we meet and we make it our goal to offer just as much relational and spiritual help as we do tangible goods. We had a woman with two sons call us three months ago asking for someone to give her assistance...

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The Domino Effect

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Often times a medical procedure can create a domino effect in someone's life. For someone who is already struggling to make ends meet, an unexpected health issue can lead to losing a job, which can create financial strain, which can cause relational stress and so on. One of our Gap Ministries...

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The Courage to Pray

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This last week a couple attended an appointment at First United Methodist Church to receive baby essentials. When our churches receive people for appointments we encourage them to go above and beyond - we want them to reach out, relate, and pray for people when they can. We know that the life...

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Meeting Unique Needs

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This month we had the opportunity to "go the extra mile" to help a woman in our community. She had been on our furniture waiting list for a couple of months and we called to check-in. We finally had a bed that might work for her and she was thrilled! We got the details we needed to make the...

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Caring for Aging Parents

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A couple recently moved to our community from out-of-state to be nearer to two of their adult daughters. They're aging, their health is declining and they were previously living in poor, unsanitary conditions. Their daughters, two of whom live in the Cedar Valley and one who lives out-of-state...

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Meeting the Needs of a Young Family

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We got a call this month from a young family who is struggling under the weight of medical bills. They have two young children who have a heart condition. The condition has required surgery for both children and ongoing medical care. They work full-time, but are having difficulty paying their...

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