FROM OUR DIRECTOR

As fear spreads along with the Covid 19 virus, the stock market downturn, closures and cancelations left and right, we may be reminded of the words of Job, who said “Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble.”  (Job 14:1)

While what Job said is generally true, let’s also remember Jesus’ words in John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Similarly, Paul in his second letter to Timothy said ”For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)

The Psalmist shared with us great words of hope as well: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah” (Psalm 46:1-3) 

And “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.” (Psalm 56:3)

As Paul wrote to the church at Colossae “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.”   (Colossians 3:15)

As we allow these reassuring scriptures to calm us in the midst of the emotional storms going on, and we encounter those who have no peace, let’s remember Peter’s encouragement to share the good news in his first letter: “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear”   (I Peter 3:15)   

God is firmly in control, and we can trust Him all circumstances. Thank you for your prayers, donations and volunteer service.                                                 

Guy Crockroft

TRANSFORMATIONAL MINISTRIES

As we embark on Transformational Ministries, we need people who are looking for a way to help out with the many different aspects of getting this ministry up and running. These areas are:  
Board of Directors                                                Transportation
Clearinghouse                                                       Teachers
GAPS                                                                      Childcare
Prayer Warriors                                                     Mentors
Meals                                                                       Churches
Childcare

This ministry is an essential element for clients to participate and attend classes. It provides safe, loving, accountable childcare, that is bible based for Love INC clients/students during Transformational Ministry Classes.
PARTNER CHURCHES

The mission of Love in the Name of Christ is to mobilize the local churches to transform lives and communities in the Name of Christ.
Teachers
The ministry of the volunteer teacher is to share his or her expertise in a class taught from a biblical perspective at a host church for the Love INC clients/students for two to three months. A class would be held once a week until the class course is finished. This gives the clients a time frame to learn, grow, and establish relationships with people in the body of Christ. The teacher gets to have a key role in helping to give Love INC clients/students a hand up rather than a hand out. This is a critical life encouraging ministry.

T.M. Teacher Needs:

Love INC needs dependable individuals in the body of Christ, who are compassionate, hopeful, enthusiastic, flexible, patient, have strong interpersonal skills, and excellent communication skills to teach Love INC clients/students. The volunteer teachers will be key role models in motivating clients/students toward change. This is a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate the love of Christ.
Mentors: 
Class Mentor: specially trained mentor to walk alongside client/student who is attending a specific class such as “Jobs For Life”. This is a 6 – 8 week commitment.
T.E.A. Partner: Trasnsformation through
Encouragement and
Accounability”.  A program where clients can be teamed with a mentor for a couple of months at a time. The hope is that working with a mentor would provide encouragement and accountability for the clients to make attainable changes that they can identify themselves (with help from their mentor). As the relationship develops, specific areas of needed training can be identified and then Love INC can connect that client to existing classes and programs offered in the community and with in our partner churches.
Training requires: Basic Training, Trauma Informed, and Mentor Specific training.
Strong Communication with partner Churches and Agencies required to know what classes are being offerd throught the year.
Development of classes
as needed.
Clearinghouse
The Clearinghouse, the foundation of Love INC, is run by staff and volunteers. The Clearinghouse receives requests for help, analyzes and verifies need and connects clients to resources in the community and in our gap ministries. The Clearinghouse is the foundation on which all other areas of ministry are built.  A strong clearinghouse is vital to Transformational Ministries.

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WISHES FOR CHRISTMAS

Salvation Army – 907-586-2136 – (for more info. call)

  1. New toys for ages 1 – 18 
  2. Toys for Teens – Nike/ Adidas, Games, etc.
  3. Angel Tree is located at the Nugget Mall. You are able to go and pick a name off of the tree with their Christmas wish.
  4. Food Box – Pick up date is on the 18th of December, clients will be assigned a pick up time.
  5. Coat, hat, gloves, etc. – Donations can be dropped of at the Salvation Army.

St. Vincent’s – 8619 Teal Street, 907-789-5535 ex. 7    

  1. Adopt a Familystarts on Mon. Nov. 25th  Clients don’t need to live in the St. Vincent housing to be adopted. Call to make a Toy donation, financial donation or to adopt a family.
  2.  Warming Shelter – Located at St. Vincent de Paul’s building on Teal near the airport and will be served by a shuttle that will go in to operation at 11:00 pm when the city buses stop running and will stop at 7:00 am. The shelter can hold upto 40 people.

For more information on the Adopt a Family or on the Warming Shelter you can call St Vincent’s at the above number.

Love INC: 907-780-4090 ex 21
                   Loving Locals –

  1. Toys and items for Children
  2. games, athletic gear balls, etc.                                         –
  3. Teens –  Niki/Adidas, gift cards for places like McDonalds and Subway 

The cutoff for Loving Locals is Wednesday the 18th.
If you have something to donate after Wednesday you can take items directly to St. Paul’s on Friday. The Loving Locals event is being held on Saturday. Thank you for all that has been donated.  

AFTER HOURS DROP

If you would like to make a donation to the Love INC Wearhouse but are unable to come during office hours, we do have an afterhours drop off available. All you have to do is call ahead to arrange for a staff member to meet with you. 

Call Monday, Wednesday or Friday between the hours of 10am – 3pm.

The Wearhouse number is 907-780-4090

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

YOU CAN HELP LOVE INC OF JUNEAU EARN DONATIONS BY SHOPPING WITH YOUR FRED MEYER REWARDS CARD!

Support Love INC of Juneau just by shopping at Fred Meyer with your Rewards Card. Fred Meyer is donating over $2 million each year – up to $550,000 each quarter – to the local schools, community organizations and nonprofits of your choice. All you have to do is link your Rewards Card and scan it every time you shop at Fred Meyer.

Here’s how the program works:

  • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Love INC of Juneau at: www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name.
  • Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Love INC of Juneau earn a donation!
  • You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
  • If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.

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Our Transformational Ministries Prayer Meeting was a great success and exceeded our expectations! 22 people representing 8 churches attended. We are so thankful for unexpected donations and for the 3 new volunteers that came forward. 

The following is our goal and mission for the Transformational Ministries:
Love INC is seeking God’s guidance in developing an ongoing ministry
that would help people with reaching goals, learning new skills and
sustaining self-sufficiency by connecting people to existing
classes/training in our community and partner churches.
As we come alongside people on this journey, we pray that they will
know the plans God has for them to give them a hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11

Thank you to all those who were unable to attend the Prayer Meeting but were able to offer their support through prayer.