S.O.S. (Serving Our Savior)
S O S
SERVING OUR SAVIOR
By Patti Goodrum
Executive Director, Love In the Name of Christ
I have said it before and I will say it again and again, our Lord is very busy! We are trying to chase after Him as fast as we can! In addition to the ministries we have had for nearly 20 years, the Lord has provided several new ministries for us to serve his people in His name. This is the first time I have written about several of them. I wanted to share with you because I know some of you will want to join us and serve in these ministries. It might be just the ministry God will place on your heart that He wants just you to be involved with to serve Him. I hope you will give some prayer time to these new ministries whether you volunteer or not.
Join “Team Jesus”!
Clearinghouse Ministry - The Clearinghouse receives requests for help, and requests are reviewed as to their nature, extent and legitimacy.
Office Assistance - Answer phones, process applications, schedule home visits
Home Visits - Home visit teams visit clients at their home to validate requests and follow up
Interpreter - Interpret for Spanish-speaking clients
Crew Love Ministry- Crew Love is a program that continuously coordinates projects and other specialty needs that allow Christians to serve together.
Cleaning - Clean for the elderly/disabled
Yardwork - Do yard work for the elderly/disabled
Painting - Paint for elderly/disabled
Construction/Home Repairs - Home repair for elderly/disabled
Shopping - For home-bound clients in Nacogdoches
Driving - Drive clients to and/or from doctor appointments in Nacogdoches
Warehouse Ministry- The Warehouse receives donations of furniture and household items that are in good condition.
Delivery and Pick-up (furniture items)
Sorting and organizing (donations)
Outreach Ministry - All outreach to the community and special projects.
Fundraising - Help with our fundraising event CHAIRished Blessings
Back-to-School Shared Blessings - Helps clients get their children ready for the school year
Christmas Shared Blessings - Helps clients provide Christmas presents for their children
Summer Meals in the Park - Coordinates with NISD for activities during the summer food program for school-aged children
Fresh Start Ministry- A six-month program of intensive case management designed for clients to become self-reliant.
Mentoring– Mentor clients on budgeting and job skills/retention
New ministries in the works:
Toys for Tots Distributor: Love INC has been asked to be the new coordinator for the annual Toys for Tots drive. Distributing and picking up boxes full of toys from the community will be another wonderful ministry.
Kingdom Gifts Store: We will sell some of the treasures we cannot give our clients. There will be re-purposed items, antiques and new items as well. The Kingdom Gifts Store will be open only when church members are available to work the store. We are hoping to highlight items hand-made by local folks trying to supplement their income. Details, opening date, and more to be revealed soon!
Love INC vision statement: To see Christian churches united in purpose and fully engaged in actively living out their faith by lovingly serving people in need in their communities. You and your friends, members from your church can have a place to serve and a local mission field here at Love INC.
Single mom needs assistance with rent. She experienced a loss of income when she separated from her spouse. The client is employed full-time and she is making necessary adjustments to her budget so that she can regain stability. At this time she is asking for rental assistance in the amount of $500.
HOW TO DONATE
P.O. Box 630423
Nacogdoches, TX 75963
PayPal on our website
www.facebook.com/Love INC of Nacogdoches
You and your church are invited to be a part of Love In the Name of Christ to help us meet these needs. Come serve with us!
QUALIFYING THE NEED
The Love INC staff spends much time verifying, validating and ensuring that all requests made by people in need are legitimate.