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Tragedy Strikes Family of Tony Valdma, Lay Assistant To St. Matthew's Sunday Worship Service Print E-mail
Korissa Valdivia
"In the early morning of Friday, July 10th, a destructive fire took the life of Korissa Valdivia Chupp and left her two children in serious and critical conditions. Firefighters at the scene found the children clustered in their mother’s arms. The two children, Jerry (6 years old) and Kiara (2 years old), suffered burns and are now in intensive care at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Their father, Tony, suffered minor burns on his hand and his foot. Because he inhaled lots of smoke in his attempt to save his family, he has lung problems. He is expected to continue with treatment for his lungs.

Tony has been released and has started to help with St. Matthew’s mission work. A funeral service was held for Korissa at St. Matthew with the participation of Pastor Harry Therwanger, pastor of First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Chicago. Korissa was buried at Concordia Cemetery. The children remain in the hospital; both had skin grafts. We pray that they will be healed at released. This tragedy has shaken the whole community of lower income families. “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed…"

To donate to help this family during this difficult time, please CLICK HERE

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2015 13:34
 
Support Needed for Jordanian Immigrant Print E-mail
Pastor Shehab Pastor Hesham Shehab, Salam Christian Fellowship (Lombard, IL) emailed LCC to ask for support for a new Jordanian immigrant whose car is in need of repairs. It his only form of transportation so his livelihood depends on fixing his car as quickly as possible. Please consider donating so this brother in Christ may continue working.

To donate to the Salam Vehicle Repairs Fund, please CLICK HERE

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2015 12:34
 
Financial Assistance Received for Central Illinois District Pastor with Multiple Respiratory Problems Print E-mail
CID Pastor Thanks to your generous help and support, LCC was able to present Rev. Mark A. Miller (President of the Central Illinois District - CID - LCMS) with a check for a CID Pastor with multiple respiratory problems. Thank you for your continued support and for Making a Difference in the life of this Pastor.

LCC never charges those we serve. To see the original appeal, please CLICK HERE

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2015 14:45
 
Veteran and Husband in Need of Support Print E-mail
Veteran and Husband A veteran and her husband have contacted Pastor Schweiger (Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Clair, MI) seeking financial assistance. They are currently past due with rent and electric bills and have exhausted all resources available to them. Additionally, they are in need of a reliable car for doctor visits and picking up medications. Neither the veteran nor her husband are employed. Please consider donating to this family in need.

If you have a running vehicle to donate, contact LCC at (866) 455-6466.

LCC never charges those we serve. To donate to this family, please CLICK HERE

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2015 13:11
 
Update on Valdivia Family Following Horrific Fire Print E-mail
In the early morning of Friday, July 10th, a destructive fire took the life of Korissa Valdivia Chupp and left her two children in serious and critical conditions.

To see the original story, CLICK HERE.

The funeral for Korissa was held on Tuesday, July 28th at St. Matthew Lutheran Church (Chicago, IL). The bilingual service was led by Pastor Harry Therwanger (First Immanuel Lutheran Church – Chicago, IL) in English and Rev. Julio Loza (St. Matthew Lutheran Church – Chicago, IL) in Spanish. She was buried at the Concordia Seminary in Chicago. On Wednesday, July 29th, Tony and Korissa’s two children Jerry (6 years old) and Kiara (2 years old) will undergo surgeries for skin grafts at Chicago University Hospital. Prayers for strength, comfort, and support for this family are needed. Tony is starting work soon but financial assistance is needed for the high medical bills that amounted following the fire.

LCC never charges those we serve. Please keep all those affected in your prayers. To donate to the Valdivia Fire Fund, please CLICK HERE.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 15:25
 
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