Archive for 'Mission Quilts'

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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Teenage Road Trip #rt13

Posted on 12. Feb, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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man sitting on bed with quilt

Photo Friday: Mission Quilts in Tanzania

Posted on 01. Feb, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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hands making a quilt

The Laying of Hands – the Growth of a Quilting Group

Posted on 25. Jan, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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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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