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Jun 18

Love, INC Up and Comings

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As one of our Local Mission Strategic Partners, Love INC (in the Name of Christ) helps mobilize the local church and her groom’s resources of time, talent, and treasure to love the materially poor of Albuquerque, with an eye for spiritual poverty that can only be addressed with the gospel.
Check out these great ways to get plugged in this summer and fall:
Fellowship Training:
Tuesday, June 17th 10 am – noon
Love INC office 8011 Central NE, 87108
Do you like to help by visiting people in their homes?
Love INC training includes: Love INC information Process of visiting people in need (our Neighbors). We want to see and hear what is going on so that churches are better able to meet legitimate needs.
Declutter and Donate:
Be intentional with your time and declutter your home this summer and share with those who are less fortunate.
Call 255.5683 to schedule a large item pick up or bring small items to our office/thrift store located at 8011 Central NE.
Unused Jewelry:
Love INC collects jewelry every year to resell as a fundraiser called the “Bling Show!” We need churches to host a jewelry drop box and collect jewelry.
This year’s event will be at New Covenant Church located on Paseo Del Norte on Friday evening October 17th and Saturday morning October 18th.  Please e-mail Info@LoveINCabq.org if you can help.
Smiths:
Love INC has become a community shopper with Smith’s. If you register your card, we can get a percentage of your purchases as a donation to our organization.
2. Create an account.
3. Link to Community Rewards Program.
4. Love INC’s number is 15536.
Volunteer:
Thrift store: Sorting, cleaning, pricing & cashiering
Clearinghouse: Answering phones & visiting people in their homes
Administration: Working databases & special projects
Fundraising: Helping with “Bling Show” by collecting, sorting, and pricing jewelry.
Many of our faithful volunteers are going to be gone this summer (especially in June), and more volunteers are needed for morning, afternoon or all day shifts.
How to get started:
1. E-mail Info@LoveINCabq.org to let us know you want to volunteer with your preferred day, time, choice of volunteer position, and your phone number.
2. We will call you and schedule a volunteer orientation and interview to determine the best opportunity for you.
3. Start volunteering!
Become a Money and Me Trainer:
Next Money & ME Train the Trainer
Saturday, August 23, 2014 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Love INC Office
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Jun 4

Guatemala Mission Update #6 and Testimony “They’re Home!”

2014 | by Clint | Category: Field Updates,Global,Rabinal Achi,Trips,Uncategorized

The team is back and so grateful to Jesus and his bride at DSC for sending them out in a manner worthy of God.  There will be more reports from the team as they settle back into life here in America, like this one from Drew Hodge.

As a new element to our Rabinal Achi partnership, worship minister Drew Hodge and a team of musicians and vocalists from DSC hosted worship workshops and a worship concert last week in central Guatemala.  Here’s a note from Drew to the DSC body…

Dear brothers and sisters of Desert Springs,

Greetings from Guatemala! I thank God for you and your love for Him and His church. Thank you for your giving, your prayers, and encouragement. We have had a blast! Doing music in a different culture and language is always challenging but so rewarding. Working along side our Achi brothers and sister was such a blessing. While we spoke different languages, music served as way to break through that barrier. I went to serve through music and left as the one who was served. Served by their music, love for God and love for each other.

I got to spend a lot of time with one young worship leader, Marvin Rodriguez. He spoke very little English and I spoke less Spanish but we could still communicate through song. As we sang in English, Spanish and Achi,  “Every tribe and tongue” was the chorus on repeat in my head. Impromptu bilingual guitar lessons(without a translator), jam sessions, singing hymns(in English and Spanish at the same time) were a few of the ways we were able to challenge and encourage each other.

Two of the nights, my music team worked with local praise team members in a worship workshop. In small groups by instrument, we worked on the basics of the instruments, how they fit and serve the music and support the truth we sing. The kids were excited, teachable, and talented! They we watching, listening and playing right along. They love music, they love God and they are excited about His praise! We went to teach and left being taught! I am thankful to God for this opportunity to have my view of Him and His worship broadened and deepened. He is great and greatly to be praise and I repent for ever thinking I could do that on my own. He is drawing people all over the world to Himself and it will be a colorful, diverse, bilingual, loud, and glorious choir for all of eternity, and I can’t wait!

And our partner, Achi minister Hector Hernandez sent the following note as well:

Dears brothers and sisters,

We have had a great ministry time!

I have seen how God has touched the people and they have been broken in their heart. Its special.  About the music workshop, it has been very good, our youth are very encouraged and happy receiving the workshop.

God bless you!

Hector

 

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May 29

Track our Guatemala May Mission Team in Real Time

2014 | by Clint | Category: Field Updates,Global,Rabinal Achi,Trips,Uncategorized
Great place to follow our Medical/Dental/Physical Therapy mission.
And Facebook even translates for you!Deacon Marvin Gibson’s Facebook page:

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Achi Brother Hector Hernandez’s Facebook page: