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A Friend For Life
       Photo: ACT/Paul Jeffrey

The ongoing drought in East Africa has left close to 12 million people in danger of starvation. These are the faces of the crisis: men, women and children desperately in need of your help. Join LWR in praying for the people of East Africa and learn more about how you can support our response. With God’s help, and your faith in action, we can reach out to ease the suffering in East Africa.

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Oliva, a Gumutindo coffee farmer.Still Standing: Unpredictable Weather Threatens Gumutindo’s Coffee Farmers

Shifts in weather have also caused big problems for the farmers of the Gumutindo Coffee Cooperative in Uganda. Read how LWR’s sustainable development approach is helping farmers protect their livelihoods — and the Fair Trade coffee you love to drink.

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Rev. A. Karl BoehmkeMissionary At Large

Rev. A. Karl Boehmke has supported Lutheran World Relief since its beginnings in 1945. Learn why he’s supported this work for so long – and what he envisions for the future with your support.


Photo: Jim Balogh, Imakepix.

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East Africa Drought leaves millions in danger of starvation. Your support can save lives.
       REUTERS/Noor Khamis, courtesy Trust.org – Alertnet.

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Hunger PostcardSave the date for your next LWR Fair Trade Fair!

With a few hours of your time, you can change lives and fight poverty. How? By hosting an LWR Fair Trade Fair in your congregation, community or home this summer or fall.

The Fall/Winter 2011 Consignment Catalog will be available in August. Sign up today to get yours!

*If you have hosted an LWR Fair Trade Fair in the last 18 months, you will automatically receive a Consignment Catalog.

The LWR Handcraft Project is a partnership between Lutheran World Relief and SERRV.

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LWR KitsStretch Hearts and Hands for people in need!

Last year, LWR Quilts and Kits reached 838,302 people in 24 countries. This year the need is even greater — we expect a 15 percent increase in requests. Help get these gifts of love to the people who need them most.

To learn more or get started, visit lwr.org/getinvolved today.

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We hope you enjoy this edition of eNews. If you have a story about how you put your faith into action with LWR, please contact us. We love to hear your stories!

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