Labor of Love USA – Who are we?

To see the future of Labor of Love clearly, we must sometimes revisit our past.  We stand firm on those principles, and have also grown and learned over the years.  How the group began, what motivated the methods we use to serve others?  The most comprehensive view of a typical Labor of Love weekend is…

A Road Less Traveled

A Labor of Love volunteer posted this on Facebook the other day, and with some recent events in the culture and even within Labor of Love, it struck a chord.  Let me explain. The road to restoration is not an easy one.  It doesn’t matter what one is attempting to restore – an old house,…

Little Miracles in Lewiston

Labor of Love spent the weekend in Lewiston, Utah – a small rural community near the Utah-Idaho border.  A record number of families with young children attended this weekend of service.  For those who were looking for those moments of magic, there were too many to count. Children as young as two years old with…

Leaps of Faith

Participation in Labor of Love service event involves a leap of faith.  Recently, one of Labor of Love’s co-founders was talking with the local organizer of an upcoming service event, and they identified LoL leaps of faith of two distinct types: Participants making the commitment to come, often arranging  time off work or away from…

2014-Labor of Love Somerset, Kentucky

Labor of Love members gathered in rural Kentucky Easter weekend, 2014, to restore what turned out to be a very tall home to a safe and beautiful state.  Preparation work was accomplished by local homeschool families, and ladders provided by the fire department.  To accomplish the painting work up high, a neighbor loaned a bucket…

The Happy Blue House

Sometimes it isn’t just about the person we are there to serve…it is about the neighborhood, the community. Three years ago today, Labor of Love volunteers were in rural Kentucky transforming a two story white home to the homeowners favorite color.  It was a weekend to be remembered for many reasons. From the never before…

2016-Labor of Love St George, Utah

Bearing one another’s burdens.  Mourning with those who mourn.  Making a tradition of service and fellowship across generations of family. Labor of Love St George embodied all of these and more. A remarkable number of people new to Labor of Love, and a remarkable number of families with younger children chose to join forces over…

2017-Labor of Love Tyler Texas

Spring is the perfect time for planting seeds.  April 2017 was no exception. About 70 Labor of Love volunteers gathered in East Texas the first weekend of April to plant seeds of hope. We started the weekend as the guest of the Glenn Beck program in Dallas, Texas.  The 5th anniversary of our first Labor…

2016-Labor of Love, Nashville Christmas

A few days before Christmas, Labor of Love members in the Nashville Tennessee area joined a jolly tall elf with hundreds of toys for children of the large Coptic Christian community.  Their unbridled joy filled our hearts! Living in humble circumstances, their eagerness to invite carolers into their homes, and the enthusiasm with which a…

2016-Labor of Love, Washougal, Washington

Neighbors helping neighbors…that’s what this is all about.  One neighbor with huge trees down, another with a need for logs to supply winter heat for their home.  On an incredible afternoon, a community came together to make it happen. Meanwhile, on the Columbia River, other neighbors were sorting donations of gently used children’s clothing to…

Courage Coupled with Love

Yesterday was an amazing day!  Two of Labor of Love’s founders had an opportunity to meet with Glenn Beck in Dallas Texas.  Glenn is the person whose invitation to come to Israel resulted in a series of events and choices that became Labor of Love.   For my family, that experience in 2011 will always be…

2016-Labor of Love, Waxahachie, Texas

Completing the ‘Honey do list’ for women with no ‘honey-doers’ was the inspiration behind this mini-Labor of Love.  Dispatched in teams around town, they hung lights, mended fences, and saw to other to do list items at several homes.  Meanwhile, other teams met at the First Look pregnancy resource center to stuff envelopes and clean up….