Tag Archives: LWR Gifts
Posted on 20. May, 2014 by Mary Duvall.
When you read the word “future,” what comes to mind? 10 years? 20 years? 50 years? While visiting with women in Burkina Faso last week, I gained a new perspective about how different people view that word. I met with women in the village of Piaga, a village of approximately 1,239 people in a country […]
Posted on 30. Oct, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
Are your kids tired of trick-or-treating in a costumes that don’t reflect the passion they have for fighting global poverty? Are they constantly asking how they can show love to both the next-door neighbor and their neighbor overseas? Have you searched high and low for that perfect outfit to wear to this year’s Halloween party that […]
Posted on 13. Sep, 2013 by Sarah Lamar.
I live in a world of abundance, where more is more and less is…why would you want less? Yet, I knew I could do more with less (fewer possessions and things in return). Not that I am referring to being in need; for I have learned to be content with whatever I have. I know […]
Posted on 12. Jun, 2013 by Lutheran World Relief.
There’s always been a special bond between a dad and his kids. To Abdullah Daccay, kids are a double blessing. A farmer on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, he received two LWR Goats. They’ve gone on to have seven kids. With the income he earns he can provide for his kids, including sending […]
Posted on 26. Nov, 2012 by Katey Swenson.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, my parents are actively involved in LWR Gifts. Every year my brother and I guess which of us will get the pigs, making obvious jokes that have not matured with our age. Another thing you need to know about my parents is that they love cheesy, stuffed animals. […]
Posted on 12. Oct, 2012 by Nikki Massie.
Apparently today is World Egg Day. (Don’t take our word for it, here’s the proof!) I’m a big fan of eggs. They are what you might call my “default food.” You know, that food you can eat for any meal on any given day. I love them hard-boiled, I love them poached, I love them […]
Posted on 13. Sep, 2012 by Katey Swenson.
As long as I can remember, Lutheran World Relief has been in the background of my faith life. My home church, All Saints Lutheran Church (ALSC) in Phoenix, Arizona, stays very involved in the Lutheran communities, highlighting LWR’s work whenever they can. Every year at Christmas, my dad buys me a goat through LWR Gifts. […]
Posted on 23. Feb, 2012 by Lutheran World Relief.
I never have liked haircuts. While growing up, I always dreaded the buzzing of the clippers and the close calls with my ears and the scissors. At the end of eighth grade, I finally gained the permission to grow out my hair. As I started high school, I wanted to set myself apart in my […]
Posted on 19. Aug, 2011 by Lutheran World Relief.
Guest post by Jonathan Ernst When you’re talking sports, being the “goat” is generally not a good thing. It means you missed a tackle, you botched an easy double play — you let the other team win. The goat gets booed, and everybody knows it. But not here in Kashenye, Tanzania, on a soccer field […]
Posted on 08. Apr, 2011 by Lutheran World Relief.
by Tiurma Pohan Did you buy a piglet for someone through LWR Gifts? Meet Ina Martini. She’s a farmer who’s greatly benefited from your gift of piglets. Ina is a 27-year-old farmer from the village of Binaka, on Nias Island in Indonesia. Ina received pigs from LWR’s local partner organization LKM Ebeni Haezeri in 2008. […]