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A Path of Hope

A Path of Hope

Stepheny brought her newborn daughter, Kaylee, home to a hotel. After losing her trailer, Stepheny’s credit crashed and she became homeless. Shelters and room rentals were unsafe for her daughters, so hotels became the realistic option. For 5 years, her family called...

All Of It Working Together

All Of It Working Together

"At the start of this journey, I felt totally alone and very lost." This is a common statement made by participants as they reflect back on how life was before – our own neighbors who are part of the almost 40% of individuals in Hudsonville, Jenison and Grandville...

Resilience and Renewal: A Story of Transformation

Resilience and Renewal: A Story of Transformation

"When I first walked through Love Your Neighbor’s door at the beginning of 2023, I was at the lowest point in my life.  My marriage was imploding.  My mental health was crashing.  My children were in a constant state of fight, flight or freeze.  My finances were a...

A Letter Of Thanks

A Letter Of Thanks

“The Life Skills Program was a huge blessing to our family. Having 4 very young kids and struggling with living paycheck to paycheck we were unsure what to do. The support we received was outstanding, the weekly groceries and hygiene supplies helped us save money so...

Transformation Through Faith and Community

Transformation Through Faith and Community

The name in this story is changed, but the transformation through Christ is real.  Samantha, a mom of three, came to Love through a partnership with a local public school. Unsure what the next few months were going to look like, she was hesitant to join the Life...

Using God’s Gifts To Bring Transformation.

Using God’s Gifts To Bring Transformation.

Marcy’s life as a construction worker changed suddenly when she received a substantial injury. After using her life savings to pay for three surgeries and treat a major kidney infection in a year and a half span, she was left with nothing. No longer able to work in...

A Journey to Becoming Debt Free.

A Journey to Becoming Debt Free.

Paul joined the Life Skills Program in December 2021 after falling two and half months behind on his rent. Though unsure how to pay off his debt, Paul was eager for an opportunity to learn through Love Your Neighbor's Life Skills...

The Power of Community

The Power of Community

***The name in this story has been changed for privacy reasons, but the transformation from Christ is real.  A year and a half ago, Rachel moved back to Michigan after being in South Carolina for many years. She ran away from an abusive marriage to start...

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...

The Rebuilding of a Family

The Rebuilding of a Family

Olga tried to imagine the idea of raising her daughters alone, separated from her husband. The initial fear crippled her and the pressure to stay was unbearable. She felt stuck, no longer recognizing herself in her Florida home. Tunnel vision overpowered and after...

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...

Robin’s Story of Transformation

Robin’s Story of Transformation

Robin joined the Life Skills Program eight years ago as a teacher. “I learned to love the participants that came through the classes and I thought maybe I should be a peer support and so I decided to give that a try,” said Robin. It wasn’t until Robin dove into...

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...