Archive for 'Mission Quilts'

A Quilt for Jesus (Devotion)

Posted on 05. Dec, 2012 by .

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The following devotion was written for an Advent devotional booklet, published for its members by St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Ithaca, Ohio. Cross-posted here by permission of the author, Jane Morris Brown. In the last couple of years I became a fan of Facebook. I really like the interaction with many friends each day, learning […]

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Why I’m Grateful for Community

Posted on 14. Nov, 2012 by .

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I had the joy of attending my brother’s wedding just a few weeks back. Surrounded by family, old friends and communities that have all played an important part in my life and my faith journey reminded me of the importance of gratitude as a practice of Christian discipleship. Gratitude for the ways that God has […]

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Introducing: LWR Sundays

Posted on 06. Sep, 2012 by .

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“So long as we eat our bread together we shall have sufficient even with the least. Not until one person desires to keep his own bread for himself does hunger ensue.” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together As a ministry of Lutherans in the U.S., Lutheran World Relief recognizes worship as one central place where our work […]

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Philippines Flooding Situation Report #2

Philippines Flooding Situation Report #2

Posted on 24. Jun, 2012 by .

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Key Developments Schools in Typhoon Washi-affected areas are beginning to resume, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The shelter situation for many affected internally displaced persons (IDPs) has improved, though 4,209 families (18,405 persons) are still living in 47 IDP sites, with 11,000 people still in tents or makeshift shelters […]

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Leveraging Piece by Piece

Posted on 01. Jun, 2012 by .

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Here at LWR, there’s a term we don’t use much in our communications, but it’s pretty important: leverage. To us, leverage means using the resources we have to get even more resources to fulfill our mission. So it was with a smile that I read of the Piecemakers at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Norwood, MA, who […]

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Reflections on a Love Feast

Reflections on a Love Feast

Posted on 05. Apr, 2012 by .

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Several years ago, I went to visit my grandmother in rural Virginia. The timing of the trip happened to coincide with the annual Love Feast held at her Church of the Brethren congregation. A Love Feast is a celebration and remembrance of Jesus washing the disciples feet and the Lord’s Supper. She was so excited […]

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Philippines Situation Report

Philippines Situation Report

Posted on 20. Mar, 2012 by .

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From December 16-18 2011, Tropical Storm Washi (locally known as Sendong) swept across the island of Mindanao, Philippines. Strong winds and heavy rains caused flooding, landslides and flash floods that resulted in massive destruction to both lives and livelihoods. More than 1,400 people were killed. As of February 17, more than 14,000 persons remain inside […]

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Bringing Promise: A little church with a big heart

Bringing Promise: A little church with a big heart

Posted on 13. Mar, 2012 by .

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When Christine Djalleta got the idea to make Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, she couldn’t have guessed how big her idea would become. Christine originally got enough supplies to make eight Kits, then asked her pastor, the Rev. Dr. Sandra Ellis-Killian at St. John’s Lutheran in Ambler, […]

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Page 7a: Stories You May have Missed

Page 7a: Stories You May have Missed

Posted on 27. Jan, 2012 by .

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Another week has come and gone, with some news making the front page and even more stuck in the middle. Here are this week’s stories, excavated from page 7A: Tales of Joy: American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) tells the story of distributing LWR Mission Quilts to refugees in Jordan. Reflections on HIV/AIDS: Dr. Christoph […]

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Remembering Ruth Helling

Remembering Ruth Helling

Posted on 10. Jan, 2012 by .

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I recently received word that Ruth Helling passed away last Tuesday. Ruth and her husband Ken (who passed away this time last year) served as LWR Key Leaders for 32 years, organizing the twice-a-year Pacific Northwest Ingathering. It’s impossible to estimate just how many Quilts and Kits they played a hand in collecting for LWR — […]

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Helping Flood Victims in the Philippines

Helping Flood Victims in the Philippines

Posted on 05. Jan, 2012 by .

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A severe tropical storm struck the southern Philippines on December 16, causing landslides and massive flooding on the island of Mindanao, where Lutheran World Relief is implementing a number of sustainable development projects. Two major cities in northern Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City, were badly hit, as were many surrounding areas. Learn more […]

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