Elisa Espinosa packing Personal Care Kits

A Spirit of Service

Homecoming on a college campus is usually an occasion for students and alumni to gather together to celebrate what is great about their school, and usually includes football games and school spirit competitions. But for this year’s homecoming at Indiana’s Valparaiso University, the campus community did things a little differently. “One thing that is really [...]Read More...

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Mr. Peter Manyambu irrigates his field with water drawn from a solar-powered well

Filled With Good Things: A Devotion from LWR

This reflection was written in 2012 by Chandler Carriker “…he has filled the hungry with good things…” For the fourth week of advent I heard my pastor read this from Mary’s song in Luke 1. Right away I thought of the far-too-many good things that had filled my belly at a Christmas party the night [...]Read More...

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Campers Can Quilt, Too

This summer, church basements and fellowship halls are not the only places where Lutherans are taking up LWR’s Quilt Campaign challenge. They’re also pitching in near lakes and on the hiking trail. Up to 48% of Lutheran youth say that they have attended a church summer camp, an important place for faith formation. This year [...]Read More...

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Why I’m Grateful for Community

I had the joy of attending my brother’s wedding just a few weeks back. Surrounded by family, old friends and communities that have all played an important part in my life and my faith journey reminded me of the importance of gratitude as a practice of Christian discipleship. Gratitude for the ways that God has [...]Read More...

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Introducing: LWR Sundays

“So long as we eat our bread together we shall have sufficient even with the least. Not until one person desires to keep his own bread for himself does hunger ensue.” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together As a ministry of Lutherans in the U.S., Lutheran World Relief recognizes worship as one central place where our work [...]Read More...

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