Labour of Love Ministries

Building God's People One Family At A Time

Who We Are

 

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The Visionaries 
 
Paris & Dorinda Cox was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Paris is the youngest of six boys, and Dorinda is the eldest of her siblings. Being brought up at Metropolitan C.M.E Church, Paris gave his life to Christ in 1988 and actively begun teaching Sunday school in the youth department. In 1994, He met Dorinda and one year later she gave her life Christ as well. They were united in marriage in 1996 and have one daughter.
 
In 1998 they joined Quinn Chapel A.M.E church in Forest Park Ohio, where they continued to be active in the Church. They both enjoyed playing softball for the Church; Paris continued to serve as a youth Sunday school teacher as well as becoming an officer of the Church by serving on the Steward board in 1999. Along with being a Sunday teacher and serving on the Steward board Paris became the Superintendent for the Sunday department in 2003.
Currently Paris & Dorinda are attending SonRise Church (www.sonrise-church.com). Where they still continue to serve as ministers of Christ.

 
The Vision Meaning
 
Labour of love - productive work performed voluntarily without material reward or compensation. Work undertaken for the pleasure of it or for the benefit of a loved one.
Origin
This phrase has a biblical origin and appears in Thessalonians and Hebrews (King James Version ).
Thessalonians 1:2, 1:3:
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and Labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
Hebrews 6:10:
For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and Labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
Shakespeare didn't use the expression 'Labour of love' in any of his works but it is possible that the writers of the KJV were familiar with his play Love's Labours Lost, 1588, and that they adapted the expression from that title.