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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?



LWR eNews - February 13, 2014
LWR eNews - February 13, 2014

As you might guess, the hot commodity on Palm Sunday is, of course, palms. Like anything bought and sold, palms have a supply chain that traces back to real people whose real lives are affected by how those palms are grown, harvested and sold.

So where do they come from? Who grows them? And in a world where everything has some monetary value, who benefits from the countless number of palms waved each Palm Sunday in the United States?



LWR eNews - January 30, 2014
LWR eNews - January 30, 2014

We are so grateful for your partnership.

By supporting Lutheran World Relief you are doing amazing work around the world. You bring hope to millions of people for a world free from poverty, injustice and human suffering.

Thank you!



LWR eNews - January 16, 2014
LWR eNews - January 16, 2014

Lutheran World Relief has officially opened our own office in Nepal. Read on to learn more about our work in Nepal and how we’ll be able to reach even more people with long-term, sustainable development projects.



LWR eNews - November 27, 2013
LWR eNews - November 27, 2013

Many of us (for better or worse) know of the first two, but what of the third? What exactly is Giving Tuesday and what does it have to do with you? Well, we’ll tell you...



LWR eNews - November 15, 2013
LWR eNews - November 15, 2013

One week after Super Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the central Philippines, the situation there is desperate. Hundreds of thousands of children, women and men are currently displaced, and thousands have died as a result of the storm. LWR is on the ground and coordinating with our partners to mobilize staff and resources to respond to the most urgent needs.



LWR eNews - October 17, 2013
LWR eNews - October 17, 2013

In villages near the India-Nepal border, floods are common. They destroy homes, wash away crops and claim lives. But even in disaster-prone regions, there are ways to help communities become resilient and respond effectively. Read how two teachers in India quickly brought their village together to protect themselves from an on-coming flood. With your help, LWR is working with those teachers and even more people to help them cope with disaster.



LWR eNews - October 3, 2013
LWR eNews - October 3, 2013

Long after an emergency fades from the headlines, your support continues to help. Read how your generosity continues to touch people affected by both the 2010 Haiti earthquake and 2011’s Horn of Africa drought. Your support helps us continue to walk with communities in need from relief to recovery. Thank you for your support!



LWR eNews - September 12, 2013
LWR eNews - September 12, 2013

Behind the daily headlines there are millions of Syrians affected by the ongoing civil war in the country. With more than four million people internally displaced and two million living as refugees in places like Iraq and Turkey, families are in need of our help and prayers. Here’s what LWR is doing to respond to the need of Syrian refugees and how you can help.



LWR eNews - August 28, 2013
LWR eNews - August 28, 2013

Love is at the center of the process of making, donating, shipping and distributing LWR Mission Quilts. In his parting eNews message, outgoing LWR President John Nunes shares why he’s so thankful for LWR’s quilting ministry and how you can help continue to reach out to people in need around the world with these tangible symbols of God’s love.



LWR eNews - August 9, 2013
LWR eNews - August 9, 2013

LWR Quilts and Kits reach out to people in life’s most difficult situations. And Lutheran World Relief needs your gifts of love now more than ever! Read on to find out how Quilts and Kits are bringing comfort to refugees from Syria — and you can ensure that they continue to reach people in need around the world!

Not every emergency makes the headline news. But any time a disaster strikes in struggling communities around the world, people still need our help! Your generous support of Lutheran World Relief allows us to respond, even in places where we don’t have offices. Read on to learn how your support is helping people in Indonesia, Myanmar, India and Uganda.



LWR eNews - July 25, 2013
LWR eNews - July 25, 2013

For people in the communities of Kaputian and Binugawan, in the Philippines, clean water was literally a far-off dream. But thanks to a partnership between Lutheran World Relief and Christ Our Savior Lutheran of the Philippines, a sustainable water system — that delivers clean drinking water — is now within their reach.



LWR eNews - July 11, 2013
LWR eNews - July 11, 2013

On September 1, John Nunes will step down as president and CEO of LWR. In this open letter to LWR supporters, he reflects on his next steps, his time at LWR and his hopes for the organization’s future.



LWR eNews - June 20, 2013
LWR eNews - June 20, 2013

If you’re a gardener you may have heard of grafting. It’s the process of splicing together the branch of a plant with favorable characteristics to the branch of another plant. Compared to planting with seeds, grafting more reliably reproduces the favorable characteristics of the source plant.

It also holds the potential to fight poverty for people like Bessy. With the help of people like you, LWR has been training her to graft cocoa plants so that they will produce good, quality products like chocolate. Learn how this method of growing cocoa has changed her life for the better.



LWR eNews - May 2, 2013
LWR eNews - May 2, 2013

“Salamat” means thank you in the Philippines. It is a phrase LWR staff member Lauren Bauer heard again and again as she participated in an LWR Quilt and Kit distribution. Read on to hear about how your gifts of love touch their lives — and accept their thanks!



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.



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