Archive for 'Mission Quilts'
Posted on 08. Nov, 2014 by Lutheran World Relief.
November 8 marks the one-year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The storm was one of the strongest to make landfall in recorded history. 16 million people were affected, 4 million people were displaced and 6,300 people died because of the storm. In response, Lutheran World Relief raised $9.7 million to meet the immediate […]
Posted on 26. Nov, 2013 by Melanie Gibbons.
Although retail stores are trying to tell me it’s Christmas time, when I think of November, I still think of Thanksgiving. With “turkey day” just two days away, this is a good time to reflect on gratitude — for us especially, because gratitude is one of our organizational values. And for me there is no […]
Posted on 09. Aug, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
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 […]
Posted on 14. Jun, 2013 by Brenda Meier Kimaro.
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 […]
Posted on 06. Jun, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
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 […]
Posted on 22. May, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
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 […]
Posted on 17. May, 2013 by Joshua Wunderlich.
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 […]
Posted on 07. May, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
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 […]
Posted on 12. Feb, 2013 by Katey Swenson.
There is this archetype in American culture of the “apathetic teenager.” We’ve all seen it on tv and maybe even in real-life. The constantly texting, non-speaking, “a-shrug-is-worth-a-thousand-words” creatures who live in a self-involved cocoon until emerging – somewhere around age 30. But two weeks ago, at the Delaware-Maryland Synod Road Trip, hundreds of young people defied […]
Posted on 01. Feb, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
Mr. Issa Ali is a resident in a home for the elderly in Tanzania. The Mission Quilt and a Personal Care Kit towel that he received from LWR are draped across his bed. He enthusiastically told LWR staff, “Naipenda sana blanketi hii!” which translates to “I like this blanket very much!” (There’s not a word […]
Posted on 25. Jan, 2013 by Nikki Massie.
In the latest edition of LWR eNews, we wrote about a quilting day at Dartmouth College, in Hanover, NH. It’s a great story about how the quilting group from Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (OSLC) brought a group of college students together for service. To rally a campus community around making quilts is inspiring enough. But […]