A Hopeful Story
*Mary, a new participant in Pathways to Hope transformational ministry called Love INC very upset that she had been suspended from her CNA position. The only wage earner in her home she was anxious about paying her pending rent. We discussed possible resources. She was buoyed a bit by the time the conversation came to a close, we prayed and I asked her to call me later with an update.
Mary called to let me know she was going to drop off an application at an assisted living facility in our area and would we pray for her? Of course we agreed. Then with some shyness she wondered if we might have some pull ups in the non food pantry hosted by the church we rent space from. I answered that the pantry does not carry diapers but I would check. I walked down the hall certain there would not be the coveted item and surely not in the size requested. As I entered the small room in the corner lay one package of size #4 pull ups, the very size needed. As I walked to the phone I had the strongest sense of God’s providential care for this young family embarking on the first steps of faith and knew they were in for a wild ride. She began to cry as she thanked me and said she and her husband would be by later in the day.
Two hours later Mary walked in the office exploding with joy, her husband Rob, after hearing the pampers story agreed to sell his guns, which held sentimental value. Then the punch line, “Will this cover the rent?” I asked. ”Yes, with $15.00 to spare” she replied.
We rejoice with Mary and Rob, God is on the move in the life of a little family in Clackamas County.
*Names are changed
BIRRDsong Team Leader (President)
BIRRDsong is a non-profit peer support group that caters to brain injury survivors and their support people. The purpose is to bring the injured out of isolation, so they can be heard and receive group support. It is an actively engaged, diverse peer led brain injury recovery support group, focusing in on strengths and abilities. Monthly we have support meetings for survivors, families and care takers.
We are currently seeking a volunteer (non-paid) leader who has a successful track record in overseeing and leading organizations with practices and solution to ensure that the mission, goals, objectives and values of BIRRDsong are met.
Focus areas include remolding BIRRDsong’s mission, objectives and policies to meet current needs and demographical changes, develop financial and budget strategies and practices, set marketing and promotional goals, oversee fund raising efforts, serve as the public face to convey BIRRDsong’s mission, successes, desired goals, and routinely meet with the board members and chair members to keep informed of progress and changes.
BIRRDsong is looking for someone with like past experience that is flexible, adaptable and an enthusiastic team player. Strong communication skills are essential. A plus would be some knowledge of the brain injury community.
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To get started we ask that everyone fill out our Volunteer Survey. We use the Volunteer Survey to match resources within the church with needs in the community. You may download a hard-copy of the survey, or simply fill out our online form HERE.
There is no Love in the Name of Christ without church volunteers. Love INC’s work is accomplished through volunteer service, offered freely in the Name of Christ. Love INC volunteers are members of local Christian churches. Almost all volunteers belong to Love INC partner churches, although a few people who have volunteered for Love INC are members of other local churches.
Love INC, in partnership with local churches, offering a wide variety of opportunities for volunteer service. Below are a current opportunities and several ways you can volunteer at Love INC Clackamas!
Ministry Leaders coordinate a specific GAP Ministry at their church. Currently Love INC is seeking churches and/or church laypeople to house a GAP ministry in a room, shed, etc at their church or home to stockpile product or to fix product (such as bicycles or computers) to be distributed to families referred by the Love INC Clearinghouse.
Long term planning, new initiatives and coordination of fundraising events, Love INC utilizes volunteers gifts and interests to develop relationships with the champions of the ministry.
Provide assistance in interviewing, orienting and overseeing volunteers and events.
Coordinate volunteers from multiple churches to meet specific needs such as Firewood, Moving, Handyman projects.
Coordinate inventory with requests, record results, serve as liasionn between Clearinghouse and Furniture gap ministry.
Opportunity to respond to a person or families specific need, referred to you by the Love INC Clearinghouse office based on the volunteer survey on file.