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Update from the Haitian Lutheran Mission Project Print E-mail
Haiti With your support we have kept the Haitian Lutheran orphanage open by supplying the children with food, clothes and education in a loving Christian atmosphere. Your support has enabled us to pay 26 village teachers, the teachers in Fond Rouge, reopen the Philadelphia school in the city of Jeremie and through Trinity Hope Lutheran Church provide a daily meal for the children in Dame Marie. Trinity Hope is also able to continue supplying a daily meal in the other schools as well.

The Lutheran Teachers from Philadelphia Lutheran School in Jeremie sent this response in a letter:

"Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,

Peace and God's Grace be with you. We the teachers of the Lutheran Schools in Jeremie, can't find the right words to thank you. THANKS is not the word. But THANK YOU."
Haiti Compared to Lutheran and public school teachers in the United States, Haitian Lutheran School teachers make on average about $45 a month. Often these dedicated teachers continue to carry on even though some months the funds are not there to pay the teachers. When that happens often they are forced to look for secondary jobs just to support their families. Thank you for demonstrating the Lord's love and compassion for these orphans and the people of Haiti through your donations. Donate to Sponsor a Haitian Teacher or Pastor
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 11:25
 
This Saturday - Emmy Award Winner to Speak at Fundraising Dinner Hosted by Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Portage, Indiana Print E-mail
Ken Fay Saturday, January 24 5:00 p.m
Trinity Lutheran Church (Sponsored by Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Portage IN)
891 S. Linda St.
Hobart, IN 46342

Update: Ken will also speak at St. Matthew Hawthorn Woods on Sunday, January 25

Sunday, January 25 9:15-10:15 a.m.
St. Matthew Lutheran Church
24500 N. Old McHenry Road
Hawthorn Woods, IL

Ken Fay, the director and producer of the award-winning video about LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs, Wags "N" Tails, and a member at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Newtown, Connecticut, will be the guest speaker at an event hosted by Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Portage, Indiana, home of LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Prince, Barnabas, and Isaiah.

Ken will be speaking about his personal story with the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog ministry and his experiences with Maggie Comfort Dog. There is a special fundraising dinner for LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs at 5:00 pm on Saturday, January 24. The event, hosted by Holy Cross Portage, will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hobart, Indiana. Trinity is located at 891 S. Linda Street in Hobart, Indiana.

Ken will also be the guest speaker during the educational hour (9:15-10:15 am) on Sunday, January 25, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 24500 N. Old McHenry Road, Hawthorn Woods, IL - the home of Ladel Comfort Dog.

Watch Wags "N" Tails View map to Trinity Lutheran Church
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:38
 
Challenge Grant from Good Samaritan Ministries for St. Matthew Boiler Fund Print E-mail
Lopez For the last few weeks we have been encouraging donations to the St. Matthew soup kitchen so that they may buy a new boiler. Thanks to Good Samaritan Ministries in Palatine here is even more encouragement. Good Samaritan Ministries is making a matching gift donation to the St. Matthew boiler fund. They will match dollar-for-dollar every donation made to the fund up to $10,000. If we are able to make that match, more than $20,000 will be in the fund, which will allow St. Matthew to replace the boiler and continue in their worship and service to their Chicago community.

Please prayerfully consider a special gift to this matching donation and make the replacement boiler a reality.

Donate to Help Purchase a Boiler
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 08:24
 
LCC Blessed by an LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Visit Print E-mail
Michigan "I am blessed". Shaun made that proclamation numerous times throughout a visit last Wednesday from LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Tara Sunday and Martin. Shaun has fought a brain tumor his entire life. He was recently informed that the cancer has spread to his spine and that he has a limited time on this earth. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs traveled to Three Rivers, MI to visit Shaun at the invitation of Pastor Robert Bartz from St. Peter Lutheran Church.

We ask for prayers for Shaun and his family as they continue with their struggles. Throughout the visit, Shaun continued to share his strong faith. Thank you for your support of the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog ministry which, allows us to share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to Shaun, his family and others in need.

Click here to support the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog ministry
 
Got a New Year's Resolution? Complete Yours By Helping Others in Need During Times of Disaster Print E-mail

2015 Basic LERT Certifications Dates Have Been Set

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Due to federal guidelines, volunteers responding to a disaster should be trained and certified. LCC is providing training for Lutheran Early Response Teams (LERT) throughout our district. Should a disaster strike these teams would be put on call and may be asked to deploy in 72 hours or less to the disaster site.

This training will prepare team members for credentialing and will focus on the safety, work, and ministry of Lutherans as Early Responders.

So, are you interested in joining LCC in ministry through disaster response? LCC has finalized several opportunities for you to become LERT certified in order to become the hands and feet of Christ to those in need. The four scheduled dates are February 21, April 25, September 19 and September 26 from 9 a.m.- Noon at various locations.

The three-hour training takes you through the fundamental guidelines and procedures of disaster response. The fee is $35, which covers instruction, the training manual, LERT ID card and LERT vest.

Walk-ins are accepted but space is limited. Sign-up today to join us in spreading the mercy, compassion, proclamation and presence of Christ in the midst of chaos.

Click Here for More Information or to Register

2015 Advanced LERT Certifications Dates Have Been Set

DR Already have your Basic LERT credentials? Looking to expand your preparedness as a disaster response volunteer? Well you're in luck, the 2015 Advanced LERT Training schedule has been posted online here.

LCC is offering 18 training sessions throughout 2015 at various locations all over the Northern Illinois District. To attend these advanced trainings you must have completed the LERT Basic Training (with the exception of Emotional & Spiritual Care).

The advanced courses offered this year include: Chainsaw Certification, Muck Out & Flood Clean-up, Tarp and Patch, Mold Remediation, and Emotional & Spiritual Care.

The cost for each training session is $20. Walk-ins are accepted but space is limited. Broaden your capabilities for opportunities to share Christ's Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation amidst turmoil. Sign up today.

You MUST be Basic LERT certified to participate in the advanced trainings.

Click here for more information or to register
Click here for a printable list of dates and sessions
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 11:33
 
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