Money Match

Single Father Can Purchase Christmas Gifts!

As the Christmas season is approaching, we’d like to share a story from last year:

“Jeremy” is a divorced father of three who works full time at a restaurant. He made great strides in bettering his financial situation by conscientious participation in the Relational Ministry Money Management class.  He attended weekly, completed all of his homework, and was working on paying off a past-due PGE bill.

Last December, he was thrilled and humbled to learn he’d be the recipient of a $300 PGE voucher donated by the Pacers RV Club.  With no PGE bill to pay, a grateful, hopeful father was able to purchase Christmas gifts for his children. 

“No, dear brothers, I am still not all I should be, but I am bringing all my energies to bear on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead”  Philippians 3:12-1

Relational Ministry Participants Have Paid Off Over $3,000 of Debt Thanks to You!

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After completing all of their measured goals and almost perfect attendance, you have matched $1 for $1 over $3,000 of Relational Ministry participant's debt. And that is just in the last 3 months!

A few participants wanted to thank you for your donations:

"Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of Money Management. I am thankful for the money match program as it has helped me to apply a larger deposit than I could afford alone. The deposit was applied to the City of Dundee where I have fines that needed to be payed or put on a payment plan in order to obtain my license with DMV.

With your help, and the deposit with money match, I was able to get on a payment plan with the City of Dundee. This is HUGE!

With my whole heart, Thank you."

-"Cherie"

"I appreciate your Money Match gift because of the $200 given toward my gall bladder removal bill I am able to move forward with getting my much needed dental work worked on. I'm so thankful."

-"Lisa"

"I want to thank you for providing the funds for this program to help me get ahead on my debt it brings me so much closer to my goal of paying this debt off. I appreciate all your help, thank you!"

-"Marcy"

Two couples who are clients of Love INC have recently purchased homes!

"Ron" and "Meg" came to Love INC just 9 months ago. They were staying in an RV with their two young children and were looking for help getting housing. The Relational Ministry Money Management class was starting just two days after they did their intake and they jumped right in.

In that class they learned how to better manage their money and with changes they made in their lives, along with the help Love INC gave them through our Money Match program, they were soon able to purchase a home!

They've continued in Relational Ministry and have now completed three of our classes, with plans to take their final class this fall.

"Eve" and "Yanis," along with their two little girls, came to Love INC just two months ago, looking for help with financial struggles. They were given vouchers for several of Gap Ministries, then they started right into the Relational Ministry Money Management class that started just three days after their intake.

With the help you gave them, along with implementing the principles they learned in Money Management, they have been able to finally cross the last hurdles they needed to complete to be able to purchase a house.

They're just waiting for the final inspection and paperwork to be signed before they can move in.

You are a part of these families' beautiful stories. Thank you for making the funds and programs available to help families such as these.

Relational Ministry Participants Smash Credit Card Debt!

“Caitlin” and “Scott” have been active participants in Relational Ministry since fall 2017. They started the class with $1,415.99 of credit card debt.

After taking two terms of classes, they were able to completely pay off their credit card with help from the Money Match program!

Their goal this term is to pay off their car. They have paid over $600 on that bill, so your donations will match that amount ($300 for each of them) to get them one step closer to financial freedom.

To top off their incredible story, their debt/income ratio went from 18% in September of 2017 to 6% in March of 2018!*

We are so thankful that your donations make real, life-long success for people who put in the hard work to achieve their goals. Together we are transforming lives In the Name of Christ!

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 3:13-14 (NIV)

 

*(Your debt-to-income ratio is all your monthly debt payments divided by your gross monthly income)