Meeting the needs of the poor is a top priority for churches in Boise, Idaho. A network of about 40 congregations is crossing denominational lines to help those trapped in poverty.
An organization called “Love INC Boise” (Love, in the Name of Christ) is helping them do that by providing the basics like food, clothing and a host of other essential items.
“A lot of times they’re needing help with making the rent, paying the electric bills. Right now, we see a lot of school supplies and clothes for kids,” Kimbra Shaw, outreach director of Love INC, said.
“In a couple of months we’ll see coats and blankets become a heavy, heavy need,” she explained.
People looking for assistance call a hotline, and operators at Love INC Boise direct them to a member church.
“Our churches specialize in dishwashing soap and laundry soap and all kinds of soap and so we give and give and give that way, but we know that Love, Inc., can then help beyond where we can help,” Pastor Rich McGovert of Cornerstone Church told CBN News.
Unifying the Body of Christ
There are more than 100 Love INC chapters across the country.
While the mission of Love INC is to help churches needs in local communities, it also focuses on unifying the Body of Christ for the purpose of transforming lives.
“One of Jesus’ prayers was that we’d be one and there’s nothing better that demonstrates the reality and the truthfulness of the Gospel than when the Church comes together and doesn’t see themself in competition,” Pastor Rod Enos of Southside Christian Center said.
Shaw agreed, saying, “… Each church individually can’t do it all. But when they work together every church brings a little bit. They each bring their part together and we can funnel that through Love INC and we can do it all… Read More
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