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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts That Make a Lasting Impact

Posted on 02. May, 2016 by .

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Don’t panic but…Mother’s Day is this Sunday (yes, this Sunday!), May 8. If you’re still looking for a gift, don’t worry…there’s still time to get meaningful gifts that show all the moms in your life how thankful you are for their love, care and support. In the spirit of the holiday, here are three gifts you […]

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Thrivent Members: Don’t Miss This Opportunity to Help People in Need!

Posted on 29. Mar, 2016 by .

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Are you a Thrivent Financial member? If so, you may be eligible to take part in Thrivent Choice, a program where you can recommend where some of Thrivent Financial’s charitable outreach funds go. Since 2010, members have used this program to direct $54 million to churches and nonprofits nationwide. The deadline to direct 2015 Thrivent Choice Dollars […]

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Celebrating 20 Years of LWR Fair Trade

Posted on 24. Mar, 2016 by .

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This year, we are celebrating 20 years of Lutherans making a difference through LWR Fair Trade! Since 1996, Lutherans in the U.S. have been buying and enjoying Fair Trade coffee, chocolate and other treats through LWR’s partnership with Equal Exchange. In doing so, you’ve helped hard-working farmers support their families and communities! That’s a BIG […]

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What do Jesus’ Death & Resurrection Mean for LWR’s work?

Posted on 23. Mar, 2016 by .

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“This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” (Luke 22:19) At the Last Supper that we remember this week, Jesus could have simply said, “Your sins are forgiven. Remember me.” But instead he broke bread and passed it to his disciples. “This is my body,” he said. “Given […]

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10 Easy Ways To Make the World Better on Leap Day

Posted on 26. Feb, 2016 by .

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With the presidential primary season in full swing, not to mention all the things that are happening around the world, you may or may not have noticed that 2016 is a leap year. That’s right. This year we get an extra day in the month of February – and that extra day is a valuable resource […]

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A Prayer for Ash Wednesday

Posted on 10. Feb, 2016 by .

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Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. Precious Lord, Our world is a wilderness of dust and ash. The flames of poverty consume. Deserts engulf forests and grasslands. Drought, famine and food shortages blow through an ever more hopeless world. Yet amid the ashes and dust, we know that you are […]

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Give Hope. Join LWR’s 2016 Hunger Challenge!

Posted on 02. Feb, 2016 by .

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You can do it. You can help families escape hunger and poverty! Take the LWR 2016 Hunger Challenge and give the gift of long-lasting, sustainable solutions to hunger for families around the world – like Daisy’s.   Take the Challenge!   Daisy and her family live high in the Andes mountains in Peru.  There was a […]

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Why LWR School Kits Make a Difference

Posted on 28. Jan, 2016 by .

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) states that access to education is a basic human right. Every girl and boy in every country is entitled to [education]. Quality education is critical to development both of societies and of individuals, and it helps pave the way to a successful and productive future. When all children have […]

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New Fair Trade Leader Guide Makes Planning Easy

Posted on 05. Jan, 2016 by .

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Does your church have a resident “FTP” (Fair Trade Person)? My church does! His name is Al – and he knows just about everything there is to know about managing a Fair Trade sale within our congregation. And while Al isn’t planning to go anywhere anytime soon, I just know there is a wellspring of Fair […]

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Christmas Changes Everything: A Devotion from Lutheran World Relief

Posted on 25. Dec, 2015 by .

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“While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.”  – Luke 2:6-7 (NRSV) The Christ child arrived and everything changed. On […]

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Mr. Sevu Kanyasya and his six-year-old daughter, Wuyua, plant seedlings in their garden in Makueni County, Kenya.

Filled With Good Things: A Devotion from LWR

Posted on 22. Dec, 2015 by .

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“…he has filled the hungry with good things…” For the fourth week of advent I heard my pastor read this from Mary’s song in Luke 1. Right away I thought of the far-too-many good things that had filled my belly at a Christmas party the night before. And then I thought of the Krispy Kreme […]

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