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Families in Need

Roof Repairs Needed for Army National Guardsman Print E-mail
Car Need LCC’s Kare-9 Military Ministry is working with a young military family in dire need of a roofing contractor licensed to work in the city of Chicago. Over Christmas, one of the violent windstorms removed a number shingles from their home. Now every time it rains, water pools in the attic and seeps through the ceiling causing more damage and unhealthy living conditions for the family.

This soldier and his family just do not have the financial resources to meet all the medical bill for their 5-year-old special-needs daughter, major car repairs, and now this major roof repair. This soldier loves his Lord, his country, and his family, works two minimum-wage jobs to support his family - yet it is not enough to make ends meet.

LCC needs your help to find a Chicago licensed roofing contractor to provide the repair services for free, and donations to buy the shingles and the supplies needed to make the repairs to the roof and interior of their home. If you know of a roofing contractor, please contact Jim Morrison or Dianna Bonfield at 866-455-6466 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Please give today to cover the costs of the roof repairs.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 12:27
Assistance for Associate Pastor and Family with Recent Adoption Costs Print E-mail

“Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with action and in truth” - 1 John 3:18

Request from Pastor Jerry Hays, St Peter Schaumburg, Illinois: Assistance for Associate Pastor and family with recent adoption costs

When a person preaches the Gospel without using words, the Spirit moves those around into action on that person's behalf.

Hintz Family Love knows no bounds, no costs. There are times when a biological mother is unable to care for her child but still loves the child enough to make the best choice out of love. In this story, a young homeless mother was lost, considered an abortion out of desperation, but soon found out that the abortion was cost prohibitive, not just in monetary terms. She sought out a Christian adoption agency who would help her find a loving family for her unborn child. That family was Associate Pastor Greg and Sara Hintz of St. Peter Lutheran Church and School in Schaumburg, Illinois. This mother chose to give her daughter life instead of aborting her. The Lord called the Hintzes by putting little Kaliyah into their life and they answered His call even though the cost was high.

Thanks to a Lutheran Church Charities donor, in addition to Senior Pastor Jerry Hays of St. Peter, Schaumburg, this story was not only shared with us, but a lead gift for this family has been given.

A decade ago, the Hintz family had been blessed with four children and were frequently going on mission trips where they developed a heart for orphans. It was during this time they made a decision to prayerfully consider adoption. In 2008 they sadly lost their infant son, Samuel, and soon after began the adoption process.

Their prayers were abundantly answered with four children in the Lord's creative timing and way. All of these children's mothers had specifically chosen the Hintz family to be the adoptive parents of their children.

As a birth mother, Sara can understand and empathize with the gut-wrenching decision these young women must make, the sacrifice of relinquishing your child to the care of another for the rest of their life here on earth.

There is another sacrifice that the Hintz family understands all too well, although completely and without hesitation, happily made. They used almost all of their savings, originally planned for a down-payment for a house, to cover the adoption costs. This is in total, $39,500 towards medical bills for mother and child, legal fees, and social reporting. The Hintz family has 8 living children, 4 biological and 4 adopted.

Yet through it all, Pastor Greg and Sara keep their hearts and home open. They continue to keep the relationships with the birth mothers and see it as part of their ministry. They recognize these are all God's children; the birth mothers as well as the children. Through this financial burden, they continue to trust in the Lord because He is always faithful. He has always provided.

They feel blessed by having the opportunity to love on these precious children God has given them to call their own. "God has always had his hand in everything and supplied what we needed. We just keep on keeping on," said Pastor Greg. They feel these children are worth investing in no matter the burden.

The miracles and examples set by this family and the open relationship they are keeping with the birth mothers of these wonderful children of God are life affirming Christian acts. This family is a wonderful example of how to walk in the light.

"I want to walk as a child of the light;
I want to follow Jesus
God set the stars to give light to the world;
The star of my life is Jesus."

We ask you help in the following ways:

  • Pray for Pastor Hintz, his family and the birth mothers
  • Provide financial assistance for Pastor Greg and his family to be used towards the housing and transportation needs.

Please give generously today to help this loving family as they have helped others.

Donate today
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 09:02
Army National Guardsman Needs Car Repair Assistance Print E-mail
Car Need An Army National Guardsman and his family are in need assistance getting their minivan repaired. The family has a 6-year old daughter, Tinley, who was born with Apert Syndrome. Apert Syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by the premature fusion of certain skull bones (craniosynostosis). This early fusion prevents the skull from growing normally and affects the shape of the head and face. In addition, a varied number of fingers and toes are fused together (syndactyly). There are costly expenses associate with such a medical condition, which places a financial strain on the family. LCC has assisted the family in the past with other unforeseen expenses.

An LCC staff member reached out to Krage’s Service Center in Addison for help. Krage’s generously agreed to do the repairs for the cost of the parts. However, parts still are not inexpensive and it is still over and above the family budget. LCC and the family greatly appreciate the kindness and generosity of Krage’s Service Center.

Please give today to cover the costs of the van parts.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 09:09
Syrian Refugee In Need of Car Repair Print E-mail
Families in Need LCC received the following email from Pastor Hesham Shehab (Salam Christian Fellowship - Lombard, IL) regarding a family in desperate need of support:
Dear Friends, A hard working head of household of four who fled Syria for their lives needs auto repairs for the vehicle that he drives to work. The estimated cost is $ 400. We hope that you show the love of Christ by donating to help this family make a living in their new safe haven in the USA.

In God's Peace,
Hesham Shehab
Pastor, Salam Christian Fellowship
Donate today
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 09:35
Your Gifts Made a Difference for Isaac! Print E-mail
Isaac For Isaac Yundt, born with spina bifida, Easter Sunday, March 27th, was a very special day. As the early service ended atSt. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hawthorn Woods, congregants witnessed Jill Yundt, Isaac’s mother, receive her Easter miracle; wheels for Isaac! Because of the generous and caring contributions LCC received from God’s people, Jill received her answer to prayer. The specialty chair she needs for Isaac is on its way and soon this little boy will be going places. No longer left behind without wheels, the possibilities and potential for Isaac’s growth and development are promising.

Last week we asked if you could help the Yundt family and, as so often happens, you exhibited the compassion of God’s people to help little Isaac. Lutheran Church Charities donors have a rich history of witnessing firsthand the everyday miracles that occur when individuals extend the mercy and compassion of Christ to those in need.

Isaac’s specialty wheelchair will give him greater ease and allow Jill, his mother, increased freedom when caring for other family members. Jill Yundt is a single mother raising Isaac as well as four other children that the Lord has blessed her with (ages 3, 7, 13 and 23). Jill’s 23-year-old child has cerebral palsy and also requires full time care. (Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that appears in infancy or early childhood and permanently affects body movement, muscle coordination, and balance. There is no cure.)

Isaac Pastor Kinne, pastor at St. Matthew, and Isaac enjoy each other and laugh whenever they meet. St. Matthew’s Comfort Dog, Ladel, and her handler, Annette Lemke, have also been instrumental in bringing joy to the Yundt family. Isaac responds favorably to Ladel and loves to pet her. Every member of the Yundt family has a heart for disabilities, they even have a special-needs dog! As Jill says, “Everyone needs a family to love.”

Regarding the gift of the specialty chair, Jill said, “…you don't know how much it means until you have a child who can't move around, and watching him want to, and not being able to, it's amazing and the places we can go and do things as a family that he can join in and just be a typical little boy."


LCC thanks all who continue to faithfully come alongside the ministry and catch the God’s vision for reaching others in His Name. Your gifts help us to share the mercy compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need. Lives are being changed, hearts touched and hope renewed.

If you would like to help the Yundt family, CLICK HERE. 100% of all donations through LCC go directly to the need.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 16:13
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