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Lenten Devotion – John 3:14-21

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 rest of the 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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Children pose after washing their hands and brushing their teeth in the Safe and Healthy Schools Project.

Lenten Devotion – Ephesians 2:1-10

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 rest of the 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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Jose Martinez Flores, a farmer and partner in LWR Farmers Market Coffee, stands among his coffee trees in Jinotega, Nicaragua [Photo: Oscar Leiva Marinero].

Lenten Devotion – 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

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 rest of the devotionals in the series.  As we walk through the season of Lent together, announce to the [...]Read More...

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A young girl plays near her home in the Philippines.

Use Thrivent Choice Dollars® to Reach the World’s Poorest Communities

Around the world, millions of our fellow brothers and sisters live in extreme poverty, beyond the reach of life-sustaining resources. Hunger is pervasive, and they are cut off from health care, education and other basic services. If you’re a Thrivent Financial member, you may be eligible to participate in Thrivent Choice® and recommend where some of Thrivent [...]Read More...

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How a generous retiree got his donation to LWR tripled!

Ben Manny isn’t a magician. But he is an active retiree who is committed to using his resources to make the world a better place. Here’s how, by taking advantage of a few great opportunities, he managed to triple his giving to Lutheran World Relief, providing three times as much help and hope to families [...]Read More...

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Rafael José Mindiola is a member of the native Arhuaco community in northern Colombia.

Lenten Devotion – Genesis 22:1-19

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. Click here to check out the rest of the series. As we walk through the season of Lent together, announce to the [...]Read More...

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Community members from the town of Chupicaloma, Peru, gather around a reservoir used to harvest water.

Lenten Devotion – Genesis 9:8-17

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 [...]Read More...

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Janice Wendorf presents a quilt from her home congregation to the Volunteers of Salvation (VOSA), an orphanage and school in Tanzania.

Lenten Devotion – Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

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 [...]Read More...

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A young child waits for a nutritional assessment in South Sudan.

Lenten Devotion: Isaiah 58:1-12

This post is the first 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 [...]Read More...

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Carmelia at a Guatamalan Eco-Palm farm

Think Outside the Branch: Ideas for Eco-Palms

I love Palm Sunday! It marks the beginning of the most holy and profound faith-week of each year. After 5.5 weeks of Lenten disciplines, somber music, winter doldrums, and no alleluias, joy bursts into the worship service again. Joyful hosannas fill the air outside where we’ve gathered for the blessing of the palms and inside, [...]Read More...

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