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Three Things About Lutherans that would Surprise Garrison Keillor

Posted on 04. Oct, 2013 by .


Raised in small-town Minnesota, and a somewhat introverted Lutheran of Norwegian descent, I tend to be a huge fan of Garrison Keillor’s homespun, witty and often satirical take on people like me. Just last night, my spouse and I drove to the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul to listen to Mr. Keillor read from […]

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We Thank God for All That is Given

Posted on 29. May, 2013 by .


“Open the gift! Open the gift!” sang members of the Usa River Lutheran Parish. This weekend they presented their visitors—three Lutheran World Relief staff and former Lutheran Women’s Missionary League President Jan Wendorf—gifts of beautiful kanga cloth. The pastor told them the gift was to help them remember their time with Usa River, something they’re […]

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I’m Helping End Malaria – Dorcas

Posted on 18. Apr, 2013 by .


At just five years old, Dorcas is an aspiring actress with an important story to tell. Dorcas learned from her pastor and Sunday school teachers about malaria and now she’s telling others. As part of the Ngaruma Lutheran Parish’s efforts to educate church and community members about malaria prevention, the Sunday school children present educational […]

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We’re Helping End Malaria – Usa River Lutheran Parish

Posted on 16. Apr, 2013 by .


The Usa River Lutheran Parish in Tanzania serves more than 2,500 members who worship in three congregations. The church is deeply committed to reaching out to those most in need, and founded the Child Survival Program to serve mothers and children at risk due to extreme poverty. The program currently serves 40 mothers and their […]

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I’m Helping End Malaria – Pastor Mmwiri

Posted on 05. Apr, 2013 by .


As LWR’s Regional Communications Officer for East Africa, Brenda Kimaro meets many of the pastors, evangelists, Sunday school teachers and volunteers who are working together to protect their families and communities from malaria. Here is one of their stories. It’s an understatement to say Pastor Eliraha Mmwiri is a busy man. His parish, the Bonde […]

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