Archive for 'Quilts & Kits'

Sarah Lamar on a mountain in Oregon

Why I Chose to work as a Volunteer for an Entire Year

Posted on 13. Sep, 2013 by .

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I live in a world of abundance, where more is more and less is…why would you want less? Yet, I knew I could do more with less (fewer possessions and things in return). Not that I am referring to being in need; for I have learned to be content with whatever I have. I know […]

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The Za’atari camp for Syrian refugees

What We’re Doing to Help Syrian Refugees

Posted on 05. Sep, 2013 by .

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By now, we’ve all heard about the crisis in Syria. It’s been dominating the news. In the past few days we’ve heard a lot about the political implications of interventions into the civil war that is now in its third year. But beneath the debates, beneath the possible scenarios and their possible consequences, there are […]

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workers unloading bales of Quilts

We Need More Quilts & Kits

Posted on 09. Aug, 2013 by .

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This morning we sent out an LWR eNews story about Quilts and Kits comforting Syrian refugees. Lutherans around the United States have been making Quilts and Kits for decades to send to people in need overseas. Last year alone we sent over 400,000 Mission Quilts to people overseas. But we need more! We have an […]

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Mankia sitting on a bed, holding a Quilt

Mankia’s Mission Quilt

Posted on 14. Jun, 2013 by .

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Ndenaghafumwa Umburi is featured in our video, “Two Women. Two Lives. Touched by an LWR Quilt.” Here is a little more about her. Ndenaghafumwa Umburi (her name means “let us glorify God”) is a busy woman to say the least. Ndenaghafumwa, who goes by Mankia for short, lives on a shamba (farm) on the slopes […]

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bundles of Mission Quilts

Father Tarimo says “Thank You” for Mission Quilts

Posted on 06. Jun, 2013 by .

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On a recent visit to Dodoma, Tanzania, some of our U.S.-based staff got to visit the Mlali Children’s Rehabilitation Center. Father Sergi Tarimo was happy to greet them and all the the people who have so generously made and donated Mission Quilts and Personal Care Kits. He and the children wanted to take a moment […]

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Eh Gyi laughing

The Joy of LWR Mission Quilts (Photo)

Posted on 22. May, 2013 by .

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Mae La is the largest of nine refugee camps in Thailand, sheltering 50,000 Burmese refugees. Eh Gyi, who has lived in Mae La for 16 years, shows two of the LWR Quilts her family has received to keep them warm at night. In 2012, Lutherans around the United States donated and helped ship over 412,000 […]

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two pairs of hands tying knots on a Mission Quilt

The Ties that Bind

Posted on 17. May, 2013 by .

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I grew up in northern Michigan and, in typical Michigander fashion, each summer my father and I took a fishing trip to Canada. To my ten-year-old self, this was a place of mysterious wonder and uncharted territory. It was here that I learned a young fisherman’s rite of passage: tying the knot that connects the […]

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three girls in Armenia under an LWR Mission Quilt

How many Mission Quilts do we ship every year?

Posted on 07. May, 2013 by .

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When small groups of people in congregations gather throughout the U.S. and tie LWR Mission Quilts, it’s hard to fathom how many get sent around the world. All of these Quilts are donated by people like you. It shows how many small donations add up to huge amounts of comfort! In 2012 we delivered 412,710 Mission […]

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LWR’s Work Continues in the Philippines

Posted on 23. Apr, 2013 by .

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Lutheran World Relief continues to respond to relief and recovery needs in the Philippines following December 2012’s Typhoon Bopha, which affected approximately 6.2 million people on the island of Mindanao. As of April 3, more than 855,000 people remained displaced due to the storm, according to the U.N. LWR is implementing cash-for-work (CFW) activities in […]

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Juliet and her baby

A First-Person Account of Living Through Typhoon Bopha

Posted on 13. Apr, 2013 by .

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Juliet Sevilla is a 17-year-old mother living in Anda Barangay of New Bataan municipality in Compostela Valley Province, which was hit by Typhoon Bopha in December 2012. After the storm, Juliet received an LWR Mission Quilt, Baby Care Kit, Personal Care Kit and toothpaste from Lutheran World Relief. She told the following story to our […]

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boy in school looks at his new ruler with a smile

Photo Friday – His New Ruler

Posted on 15. Mar, 2013 by .

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Last week Lutheran World Relief staff distributed School Kits to children in the Philippines. The island of Mindanao was hit hard by Typhoon Bopha in December, causing flooding and landslides in many areas that had been damaged one year before in Typhoon Washi. These simple things — notebooks, pencils, scissors — can make a huge […]

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