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Women from the TIN BA Association clean sesame seeds before packing it and storing it in a warehouse in Fada, Burkina Faso.

Lenten Devotion – Isaiah 50:4-9

This post is one in a series of devotionals written by Lutherans in the U.S. and LWR staff around the world reflecting on their faith, which calls them to proclaim hope for those in need. Check out the other devotionals in the series. As we walk through the season of Lent together, announce to the world that the Hope [...]Read More...

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Lionel Philidor stands near the Sainte Helene Coffee Cooperative in Carice, Haiti.

Lenten Devotion – Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

This post is one in a series of devotionals written by Lutherans in the U.S. and LWR staff around the world reflecting on their faith, which calls them to proclaim hope for those in need. Check out the other devotionals in the series. As we walk through the season of Lent together, announce to the world that the Hope [...]Read More...

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Berenda Manzanares Perez stands amongst cacao trees on her farm in the community of Vallas Abajo, Waslala, Nicaragua.

Lenten Devotion – Luke 1:26-38

This post is one in a series of devotionals written by Lutherans in the U.S. and LWR staff around the world reflecting on their faith, which calls them to proclaim hope for those in need. Check out the other devotionals in the series. As we walk through the season of Lent together, announce to the world that the Hope [...]Read More...

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In Bihar, empowering women and girls uplifts whole communities.

This reflection was generously shared by Darcy Huffman, a member of The Lutheran Church of The Good Shepherd in Olympia, Wash, one of the congregations that is directly supporting communities in India through Partnership Bihar. In this post, Ms. Huffman reflects on her experience after visiting the project in January 2018. Have you ever heard [...]Read More...

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Young children wait in line to receive School Kits during a Quilt & Kit Distribution in Peru in 2016 [Photo: Carrie Taneyhill]

Lenten Devotion – Isaiah 7:10-14

This post is one in a series of devotionals written by Lutherans in the U.S. and LWR staff around the world reflecting on their faith, which calls them to proclaim hope for those in need. Check out the other devotionals in the series. As we walk through the season of Lent together, announce to the world that the Hope [...]Read More...

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Protecting the future by preserving water sources

On a recent trip to Colombia, I was struck by the sense of collective responsibility farmers had for the preservation of their community’s natural resources, especially its precious sources of water. The community faced a problem: the livelihood of its coffee farmers, so important to the community’s economic well-being, was taking a toll on the [...]Read More...

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How farmers in Kenya are learning to cope with severe drought

The New York Times recently reported that changing climate conditions and accompanying droughts are once again pushing countries in East Africa to the brink of famine. The page one article highlights the severity of the situation: people trapped in a cycle of poverty are now struggling even more because the land they depend on for [...]Read More...

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Daisy Milagros Canales Machuca (second from right) stands with her family in a thriving potato field.

Lenten Devotion – Psalm 51:10-12

This post is one in a series of devotionals written by Lutherans in the U.S. and LWR staff around the world reflecting on their faith, which calls them to proclaim hope for those in need. Check out the other devotionals in the series. As we walk through the season of Lent together, announce to the world that the Hope [...]Read More...

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Women in Niger

LWR Field Staff Says “Thank You!” to LWR Quilters

Ahmed Oudou is a longtime driver for Lutheran World Relief in Niger. In 2007, he had the honor of distributing quilts and watching the gratitude on the faces of recipients who have very little. As quilters in the United States celebrate National Quilting Day, Ahmed wants them to know why what they do matters, from [...]Read More...

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Quilters from Bristol Lutheran Church (Sun Prairie, WI) have been making LWR Mission Quilts for over 70 years.

These quilters saw their work in action – halfway around the world!

The quilters from Bristol Lutheran Church in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, were looking at a publication from Lutheran World Relief when they noticed pictures of quilts being distributed in Nepal. Several quilts looked very familiar as the group recognized their distinct sewing pattern. The quilts of the small church may well have worked their way to [...]Read More...

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