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two pairs of hands tying knots on a Mission Quilt

The Ties that Bind

Posted on 17. May, 2013 by .

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I grew up in northern Michigan and, in typical Michigander fashion, each summer my father and I took a fishing trip to Canada. To my ten-year-old self, this was a place of mysterious wonder and uncharted territory. It was here that I learned a young fisherman’s rite of passage: tying the knot that connects the […]

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I’m Helping End Malaria – Dorcas

Posted on 18. Apr, 2013 by .

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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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Delivering Nets to Those in Need

Posted on 08. Apr, 2013 by .

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A few months ago I joined volunteers from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya (ELCK) as they distributed more than 8,000 insecticide-treated bet nets in the Nyanza Province of western Kenya. Although much Lutheran Malaria Initiative programming focuses on education and training rather than the distribution of nets, this effort targeted a specific segment of […]

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