Tag Archives: LWR Gifts

Noali Timbende

How Far Out is “the Future”? Different Perspectives from Burkina Faso

Posted on 20. May, 2014 by .


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 […]

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pumpkins and a sign that says 'Treat? or Trick!'

10 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes That Show You Care

Posted on 30. Oct, 2013 by .


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 […]

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Sarah Lamar on a mountain in Oregon

Why I Chose to work as a Volunteer for an Entire Year

Posted on 13. Sep, 2013 by .


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 […]

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Abdullah Daccay with a young goat

Adbullah Daccay and his LWR Goats

Posted on 12. Jun, 2013 by .


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 […]

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LWR Gifts and Plush Goat Excitement

Posted on 26. Nov, 2012 by .


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. […]

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Happy World Egg Day

Posted on 12. Oct, 2012 by .


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 […]

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Why I work for LWR

Posted on 13. Sep, 2012 by .


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. […]

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