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LWR eNews - June 18, 2015

Coffee, Double your gift, Nepal Earthquake, and Father's Day...



LWR eNews - June 5, 2015

Nepal Earthquake, school kits, coffee, and Father's Day...



LWR eNews - May 22, 2015

Earthquakes, coffee, school kits and ebola...



LWR eNews - March 20, 2015

Cacao is a lucrative crop with the potential for sustainable income for small-holder farmers. But LWR's Coffee and Cocoa expert, Rick Peyser, explains why growing more simply isn't enough to pull farmers out of poverty.



LWR eNews - March 6, 2015
LWR eNews - March 6, 2015

March 8 is International Women’s Day (IWD). Throughout the month of March, celebrate IWD with Lutheran World Relief. Why does it matter if LWR and other organizations work to uplift women living in poverty around the world? How does it help?



LWR eNews - February 20, 2015
LWR eNews - February 20, 2015

LWR recently released a 2015 “Early Warning Forecast” of regions to watch and why. The regions highlighted in the report are ones LWR is actively monitoring.

Many of these regions are also places where, with your support, LWR is already in-country, working to help communities mitigate the worst effects of potential crises by developing disaster response plans and strengthening resilience, especially in the most vulnerable rural areas. Read more about the countries we’re watching, and what we’re doing to help.



LWR eNews - February 6, 2015
LWR eNews - February 6, 2015

Lent is a time to focus our hearts and minds on Jesus’ journey to the cross and an opportunity to share that gift of grace through service to others. Join us to assemble LWR Personal Care Kits as a part of this year’s Baskets of Promise Campaign.



LWR eNews - December 16, 2014
LWR eNews - December 16, 2014

It’s hard work these days to align our minds, bodies and spirits with the deeper themes of this brief season of the liturgical year in the midst of so much noise, hustle and bustle, striving for the best deal and staying up late to bake 12 dozen perfect cookies for the cookie swap. Reflect with us on this season of waiting, hope and peace.



LWR eNews - November 14, 2014
LWR eNews - November 14, 2014

KindSight is a new way to help end poverty around the world. Choose specific parts of LWR projects to support and then get updates, photos and stories about how you are helping people help themselves.



LWR eNews - October 31, 2014
LWR eNews - October 31, 2014

In the LWR Quilters Group on Facebook — a place of 750 (and counting) dedicated Quilters and Kit-makers from across the US gather online — we’ve been having an interesting discussion. What’s the difference between a quilt “blessing” and a quilt “dedication?” And why do congregations do them before sending Quilts and Kits to LWR? Read more about the answers to some of these questions.



LWR eNews - October 17, 2014
LWR eNews - October 17, 2014

As of October 1, LWR embarked on its new fiscal year. Whether it’s a new job, a school year, a new fiscal year, or a new calendar year, new beginnings are times of both reflection and action, of asking questions and seeking answers.



LWR eNews - October 3, 2014
LWR eNews - October 3, 2014

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) states that access to education is a basic human right. Every girl and boy in every country is entitled to [education]. Quality education is critical to development both of societies and of individuals, and it helps pave the way to a successful and productive future.



LWR eNews - September 20, 2014
LWR eNews - September 20, 2014

In the 18th century the Swedish botanist, Carolus Linnaeus, renamed the cocoa tree giving it the Greek name Theobroma Cacao, which literally means ‘food of the Gods’. Throughout its history, whether as a cocoa drinking chocolate or confectionery treat, chocolate has always been much sought after..



LWR eNews - August 8, 2014
LWR eNews - August 8, 2014

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, unrest in Gaza and the unaccompanied minors at the border crisis have all been dominating headlines and news broadcasts. With your help, Lutheran World Relief is responding, working with partners around the world to reach people affected by all three of these situations. Read on to find out what we’re doing.



LWR eNews - June 26, 2014
LWR eNews - June 26, 2014

Meet Daisy. She lives with her family in the highlands of Peru. She loves helping out on their farm. In this video, she shares how your support has helped her family return to growing native potato varieties that were nearly lost due to conflict and severe weather. But be warned: Daisy’s smile is a bit infectious. You may find yourself grinning at your computer screen!



LWR eNews - June 13, 2014
LWR eNews - June 13, 2014

Lutheran World Relief and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) announced this week that the ELCA has provided an additional $1 million toward LWR's response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. This gift, made through ELCA's Lutheran Disaster Response, follows a $1 million donation from the ELCA in November 2013, doubling the ELCA's support of LWR's typhoon response, and making it the largest contribution LWR has received for Haiyan response.



LWR eNews - May 16, 2014
LWR eNews - May 16, 2014

Meet Leonida Carupo, a mother and grandmother living in the Philippines. In this short video, you’ll see how your support is helping her family recover from Typhoon Haiyan. (Warning: You’ll also smile at your computer monitor. A lot!)



LWR eNews - April 11, 2014
LWR eNews - April 11, 2014

Ambassador Daniel V. Speckhard will be the next president and chief executive officer of Lutheran World Relief, effective July 1.



LWR eNews - March 20, 2014
LWR eNews - March 20, 2014

We’re happy to report that LWR Quilts and Kits have reached the Philippines, where this week LWR staff are distributing them to families affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

Please enjoy these video highlights of the distribution. You’ll see the actual people who receive these gifts of love and learn why they arrived right on time to help families recover.



LWR eNews - February 28, 2014
LWR eNews - February 28, 2014

We’ve been reflecting on transformation here at LWR as we wrap up the 2013 Quilt Campaign. Through this project, we’ve been reminded that when God calls us to something, it not only transforms the world but transforms us, too. And the challenge of 500,000 Quilts gave us a lot of energy last year! So how did we do?



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