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 […]

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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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LWR Expands Philippines Typhoon Response Thanks to ELCA Gift

Lutheran World Relief’s work with families in the Philippines to recover from last month’s powerful typhoon is scaling up, thanks to a $50,000 gift from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The gift will allow LWR to significantly expand our emergency response on the island of Mindanao, reaching an additional 1,500 families, in addition to [...]Read More...

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Heading off starvation in South Sudan

A medical provider measures the arm circumference of a small child in South Sudan. The number in green indicates that the child is now in a healthy range. Meanwhile, a nurse measures a young boy’s height, and another nurse weighs a child using a scale hung from a tree branch. In South Sudan, a severe [...]Read More...

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Piece Corps Members (Lena, IL)

The Piece Corps: Four Decades of Service

The nation was two years from its 200th birthday when the women’s group chair at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lena, Ill., called Joyce Tessendorf and asked if she would take on a sewing project. Lutheran World Relief needed quilts. Forty-three years later the Piece Corps is still at it, producing about 14 a week. [...]Read More...

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Incoming students make Fleece Tie Blankets for LWR [Photo: Annie Goodroad]

LWR Fleece Blankets Tie Students Together in Service

It’s pretty standard for colleges to include a new student orientation at the start of each academic year. It’s less common for that orientation to include a service project! But for many years, incoming students at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, have found a service project on their orientation calendar. In August 2017, Luther College [...]Read More...

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