VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1 Love Letter NEWSLETTER DATE Volume 1, Issue 13 Love INC of Adams County P.O. Box 932 1735 Patterson St. Decatur, IN 46733 December, 2013 FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S DESK Office: 260-728-4503 Fax: 260-728-2127 As we enter into the Advent Season for 2013, I began to reflect back on what has been going on at Love INC. We have so many things to be thankful for in this organization. We’ve been able to assist several families with various needs. We have clients who are beginning to change their lifestyles. They are taking baby steps and have a long way to go, but they are heading in the right direction. SPECIAL POINTS OF We are so grateful for all the contributors who step forward to help Love INC out. Because of their generosity and their love for Christ, we have been able to continue this ministry. SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST: A message from the Executive Director Throughout this year we have had our ups and downs like everyone else. I think what makes us strong and keeps us strong is our faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Christmas is a time to celebrate Jesus’ birth and to be thankful that we have Christ in our hearts and lives. Be thankful for the freedom of religion. There are many countries that would be jailed or put to death because of their belief in the One and Only God. Financial status Volunteer help needed Emmanuel Project May you all have a safe and wonderful Christmas season and keep Christ in your hearts throughout the coming year. God bless each and every one of you! INSIDE THIS ISSUE: MERRY CHRISTMAS!! FROM THE DESKOF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 1 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 2 MISCELLANEOUS 3 FINANCIAL SUPPORT 4 Claudia Karges Executive Director LOVE LETTER PAGE 2 UPDATE OF SERVICES GIVEN THROUGH NOVEMBER 2013 GAS CLOTHES HAIRCUTS $3,280 127 families DIAPERS FOOD MEDICINE RENT, UTILITIES, ETC. $220 $0 $560 $9,850 $1,317 $10,488 4 families 0 family 25 families 451 family members 25 families 107 families The Emmanuel Project 2013 was once again a huge success! We had 510 children signed up for Christmas presents. All of the children have been sponsored and will be receiving their Christmas presents on December 14th. We had 5 churches that opened up their church to help hand out these presents. A huge THANK YOU to Monroe UMC, Pleasant Dale Church, The Bridge, Cornerstone Community Church and First Baptist Church!!! We could not have done it without these churches. Please pray for these children and their families as they open their gifts. May they be thankful for the gifts they received. Also, thank you for your love of these children. May God bless each and everyone one who participated in this project. VOLUNTEERS WANTED & NEEDED CASE MANAGERS: Interview clients, collect information and decide how best to meet needs. BUDGET MENTORS: 2 hours a month; helping with planning and using a budget. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests. Luke 2:14 VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1 PAGE 3 As the year 2013 quickly draws to a close, there is still time to make a last minute donation to Love INC. All donations are tax deductible and the monies received by Love INC stays in Adams County. Your donations are what keep the doors of Love INC open to the families in need. You can send in your donation or donate online on our website: love-inc.org Thank you in advance for your donations. May God richly bless you! As we thank God for His many blessings this Christmas, let us also pray for Peace on Earth. JESUS IS THE REASON… We may experience disappointments or heartache during the Christ mas season, but Jesus and His salvation always give us reason to celebrate—Anne Cetas How wonderful that we on Christmas morn Though centuries have passed since Christ was born, May worship still the Living Lord of men, Our Savior, Jesus, Babe of Bethlehem.— Hutchings “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2: 8-11 Love In the Name of Christ Return Service Requested Love INC of Adams County needs your financial support to continue… As a 501(c)3 Christian organization, we are dependent upon the individuals, churches, organizations, and businesses within Adams County to keep going. Love INC receives no government funding! We need your support. Just a reminder, Financial gifts are tax deductible. Moreover, 100% of contributions are spent in Adams County. Partner with us, will you? We will be encouraged in the Lord as you pray and give. Thanks for your support. AS THE ECONOMY CHANGES, MORE NEEDS ARE ARISING! PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE; AND MAIL TO: LOVE INC OF ADAMS COUNTY, INDIANA P.O. BOX 932, DECATUR, INDIANA 46733 I will make a financial commitment to Love INC:$_____YR. MO. I want to support Love INC with this one time financial gift $______ Please contact me with information on “Making a Difference” Please contact me regarding volunteer opportunities Name____________________________________________________ Address__________________________________________________ City, State, Zip____________________________________________ Church or Organization______________________________________ We sincerely appreciate your financial support. Our priority is to apply all gifts to the purpose intended; however, the Board of Directors reserves the right to redirect all funds to the area of ministry most needed. Thank you.
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