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Rebuilding Their Family

Rebuilding Their Family

Karla, an upper-class, 19-year-old, was struck with shock when she and Donald, her lower-class, 21-year-old husband, were showered with cash. With lack of money management skills, the couple became excitedly overwhelmed when a large influx of cash landed in their laps from Donald’s military deployment.

Changing the Legacy for Their Children

Changing the Legacy for Their Children

Pregnant and nineteen, Nicky Hamilton and her unborn baby’s father, Chris, were thrown into adulthood and forced to manage life on their own. In an attempt to relieve societal and economical pressure, they got married and moved out of their parents’ houses.  Clinging...

Celebrating a Loan Program Resource for Life Skills Families

Celebrating a Loan Program Resource for Life Skills Families

We are so fortunate for the opportunity to launch a loan program to relieve Life Skills participants of high interest rates and overwhelming debt. Loans are applicable to participants in our Life Skills Program, once they complete their eight-week financial literacy...

The Stepping Stones to Success

The Stepping Stones to Success

Love Your Neighbor’s Donation Center “It is encouraging knowing that everything we donate goes back into the community”, said Meika. Not only were Meika’s donations circulating back through the community, but her children began to understand that the resources they...

Rose’s Story of Hope

Rose’s Story of Hope

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAY5Jrtv8Zs&feature=emb_logo Dear friend of Love,  As we end a long winter and begin to see trees budding and flowers starting to boom, I am reminded that God’s promise of new life means not only will our yards and forests see...

Community Christmas 2022

Community Christmas 2022

If you'd like to participate in this year's event (2022) please contact Emile VandenBerg at [email protected] Each year, Love Your Neighbor hosts a Community Christmas event for neighbors to come serve, shop and be in community together. This event has been a pivotal...

Launch Announcement

Launch Announcement

Dear Friend of Love INC, For 37 years, Christ followers in Hudsonville, Jenison and Grandville have joined together as Love In the Name of Christ to show Jesus’ love to our community. During that time, this organization has changed many times: taking on new...

Dignity: A Love Your Neighbor Value

Dignity: A Love Your Neighbor Value

Genesis 1:27 says “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” I love this verse for two reasons:  It shows that we (ALL of us) were created in the image of God, and that God created us in...

Wendy’s Story: Restoring Hope

Wendy’s Story: Restoring Hope

It’s hard to believe that people in our own community are struggling to make ends meet. When you hear the statistic that 40% are living paycheck to paycheck, however, it makes you wonder about your neighbors. Wendy is closer than a neighbor, she is a member of the...

Grace: A Love Your Neighbor Value

Grace: A Love Your Neighbor Value

Grace. All of us want, or sometimes even expect, others to give us grace. But we often find ourselves hesitating to extend that same grace to others, don’t we? When determining our core values here at Love, we knew it would be important to incorporate grace. We knew...

Our Mission

Our Mission

A mission statement is defined as “a formal summary of the aims and values of a company, organization or individual.” Here at Love, we hope our mission statement helps you understand that everything we do, we do for our community. Everything we do for our community,...

Anthony’s Story: A Love Letter

Anthony’s Story: A Love Letter

What would happen if each of us opened our doors to our neighbors? Love witnessed just that: A neighbor and a church. Both reached outside of themselves and trusted God with the rest. Anthony and his two young kids moved to Grandville about eight years ago. As they...

Openness: A Love Your Neighbor Value

Openness: A Love Your Neighbor Value

One of the ways that psychologists measure emotional and mental health is called the 5-factor model of personality. Along with DISC and StrengthsFinders and the Meyers-Briggs, this test finds a way to quantify what makes up someone’s personality.  For...

Ron’s Story of Transportation

Ron’s Story of Transportation

When I retired about 25 years ago, I looked for ways to be productive. I volunteered as a driver for Love INC in Hudsonville. I’ve enjoyed working with a number of schedulers who call me when people in the community need a ride to or from a medical appointment. I’ve...