Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
– Galatians 6:9 (NIV)
In 1945, by the end of the Second World War, an estimated one-fifth of the world's Lutherans were left homeless.
That same year, Lutheran churches in at least 20 states mobilized to help in Europe through a new agency called Lutheran World Relief.
It was a sign on solidarity and a reflection of God's loving presence in a world still rife with suffering.
The mission quickly expanded, sending love where needs were greatest.
Now, 75 years later, you continue to respond to God's call to be the Body of Christ in the world, reaching further, staying longer, standing faithfully alongside our neighbors in need.
No matter how forsaken.
No matter where.
You are a light in the darkness for those in need around the world.
We are deeply grateful to God for your faithful partnership. Please persist until your love reaches every neighbor.