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LWR eNews - April 18, 2013
LWR eNews - April 18, 2013

April 25 is World Malaria Day, a day to recognize the work to end deaths from this preventable and treatable disease, celebrate our accomplishments and encourage each other to keep up the fight!



LWR eNews - April 4, 2013
LWR eNews - April 4, 2013

Here in the U.S., people like you are helping to end malaria deaths by supporting LWR’s malaria education, prevention and treatment work in at-risk communities in Africa.



LWR eNews - March 21, 2013
LWR eNews - March 21, 2013

In 2004, Sri Lanka’s eastern coast was devastated by the Indian Ocean tsunami. Now, thanks to the support of people like you, its people are well on the road to recovery. As we end our operations in Sri Lanka, read how your support has rebuilt homes, livelihoods and hope for the future.



LWR eNews - March 7, 2013
LWR eNews - March 7, 2013

Friday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. Through your support of Lutheran World Relief, you reach out to women around the world and help them address their unique challenges to overcoming poverty.



LWR eNews - January 25, 2013
LWR eNews - January 25, 2013

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed of a world where people of all races and walks of life could come together in beloved community. Read how a Lutheran church is partnering with the Dartmouth College community to realize that vision through the making of LWR Quilts.



LWR eNews - January 10, 2013
LWR eNews - January 10, 2013

On December 4, Typhoon Bopha struck the island of Mindanao, in the Philppines, causing widespread flooding, destruction and loss of life to families still working to recover from 2011’s Tropical Storm Washi.



LWR eNews - November 30, 2012
LWR eNews - Novemebr 30, 2012

“The Quilts that you provided show how loving and empathetic you are,” says the officer in charge of the Nunge home for the disabled, near Dar Es Salaam. “The residents have been so comforted by the materials you provided. Thank you very much and may God bless you.” Tanzania is one of the countries to which LWR hopes to increase LWR Quilt distributions through the LWR Quilt Campaign, LWR’s effort to collect 500,000 Quilts to send to people in need around the world!



LWR eNews - November 15, 2012
LWR eNews - November 15, 2012

Lutheran World Relief is "grounded in profound thankfulness for God's gracious, self-giving love for all humankind, revealed in the redemptive acts of Jesus Christ" (LWR Core Values). And LWR is grateful for you — Lutherans in the U.S. who support this work! Without you this awesome ministry of God would not be possible.



LWR eNews - November 1, 2012
LWR eNews - November 1, 2012

“For the last whole decade I have never seen these fields so full of greenery. I hope in the future every land in my village is so evergreen,” says Teresa, a farmer in Bihar, India. Where poverty once drove Teresa’s family apart, sustainable agriculture has brought them back together ― and looking toward a better future.



LWR eNews - October 17, 2012
LWR eNews - October 17, 2012

Did you know that you helped change the world this year? In 2012, people like you have given over $450,000 to LWR Gifts, resulting in more than 2,100 Gifts given worldwide. Read on to see how the LWR Gift of a Community Water System provided clean water to 110 families in Nicaragua.



LWR eNews - October 3, 2012
LWR eNews - October 3, 2012

October is Fair Trade Month! To start your celebration, share in Oliva’s story of success growing Fair Trade coffee in Uganda. Then order Fair Trade coffee for your family and friends and taste the good work you support with your gifts and purchases!



LWR eNews - September 20, 2012
LWR eNews - September 20, 2012

From the pews to Sunday school classrooms to community celebrations to health care centers, our brothers and sisters in Africa are singing the messages of the Lutheran Malaria Initiative.



LWR eNews - September 6, 2012
LWR eNews - September 6, 2012

For teens in El Salvador, options for building a future locally can be difficult to find. Learn how two young men are baking up new opportunities with LWR. Hope you’re hungry!



LWR eNews - August 23, 2012
LWR eNews - August 23, 2012

For rural families in Nicaragua, refreshment comes in the form of cocoa, a lucrative crop that brings new possibilities. Read on to meet one of the farmers who ― with your gifts to LWR ― is now producing first-class cocoa for the export market and earning enough to support his family.



LWR eNews - August 9, 2012
LWR eNews - August 9, 2012

Five U.S. college students recently had the opportunity to visit Tanzania and experience first-hand the amazing work of the Lutheran Malaria Initiative. Their charge is to share what they've learned with their peers so together we can help end malaria deaths in Africa. Read on to learn about one of the families they met during their trip ― a family who is healthy thanks to LMI.



LWR eNews - July 25, 2012
LWR eNews - July 25, 2012

Some would say the municipality of Tinguipaya, Bolivia has the cards stacked against it: people depend on agriculture to make a living but the soil there is poor, the town is isolated from important cities and markets, and the town’s poverty rate is one of the highest in the state. Learn how a fifty cent hose, a medicine bottle and LWR put a family in Bolivia on the path to good health.



LWR eNews - July 11, 2012
LWR eNews - July 11, 2012

Did you know that Amish farmers use more sophisticated equipment than many African farmers? But it doesn’t always take large machines to increase yields or make the work of farming easier. LWR’s country director for Uganda recently visited two farms in the U.S., one of them Amish. Read on to find out what advice they had for African farmers.



LWR eNews - June 27, 2012
LWR eNews - June 27, 2012

Each spring the sixth grade Sunday school class at Messiah Lutheran Church, in Auburn, Wa., plans the annual spring Mission Sunday. This year they decided to go out with a splash by carrying out a fundraising campaign for Lutheran World Relief water programs!

LWR strives to give a "hand up, not a hand out" to our brothers and sisters in need.



LWR eNews - June 13, 2012
LWR eNews - June 13, 2012

Your gifts provide help and hope to refugees around the world. Read how your support is making a difference.

Follow LWR staff member Paul Drossou as he runs 155 across the Gobi Desert and raises funds for LWR’s water projects around the world.



LWR eNews - May 31, 2012
LWR eNews - May 31, 2012

Could chocolate get any better? Apparently, yes! And LWR is helping make that possible with our partners in Nicaragua.



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