Archive for 'Quilts & Kits'

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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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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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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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An Update on Typhoon Bopha Recovery

Posted on 05. Mar, 2013 by .

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Lutheran World Relief’s staff have been hard at work in the Philippines after Typhoon Bopha struck the island of Mindanao on December 4. Despite the challenging situation and landfall of February 19′s Tropical Depression Shanshan (locally, “Crising”), which caused flash flooding, our team has made significant progress. Here are a few highlights: With over 233,000 […]

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