When it comes to bold acts of faith, LWR is blessed to be in partnership with Women of the ELCA:
Women of the ELCA sew boldly. Last year, LWR shipped more than 350,000 Mission Quilts to families in need in 20 countries around the world. Each Quilt was a gift of comfort and a symbol of love from U.S. Lutherans — many of whom are Women of the ELCA.
Women of the ELCA drink boldly…Fair Trade coffee, that is! In 1997, when LWR officially launched the LWR Coffee Project, it was Women of the ELCA who immediately got behind the project and helped make it a wonderful success. In 2011, Women of the ELCA and other Lutherans drank more than 113 tons of Fair Trade coffee — that’s a serious caffeine rush!
Women of the ELCA give boldly. Generous and ongoing financial support, as designated gifts through Women of the ELCA or direct gifts to LWR, are making amazing things possible around the world. Because of Women of the ELCA’s generosity, families coping with disaster have clean water to drink, small-scale farmers are increasing their crop yield for more food to eat and sell, and women are learning to read in order to understand and exercise their rights.
This Sunday, LWR celebrates Bold Women’s Day with gratitude to Women of the ELCA for their partnership in ministry, which is foundational for our work to fight poverty and promote a more just and peaceful world by helping people help themselves.
To learn about Women of the ELCA and Bold Women’s Day, visit womenoftheelca.org.
Brenda Meier Kimaro is LWR’s Director for Congregational Engagement.
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