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Dollar-In Dollar-Out Policy

Lutheran Church Charities operates with a policy where 100% of the money donated to a specific need goes toward that need. The transaction costs will be paid by LCC administrative funds, not from a percentage off of the donation.
Families in Need
African Pastor in Need of Car to Continue Spreading the Word of God to African Immigrants Print E-mail
Pastor McClean On July 18, LCC received the following email:
We are looking for a car for Pastor Anthony Nwokeneme. Tony is a pastor to African Immigrants in Indianapolis. He has a call to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Indianapolis, but they are not able to pay him.

After a long process Pastor Tony is a U.S. Citizen. He completed his vicarage in August, 2012. He was to bring his wife and daughter from Nigeria at the end of 2012, but his wife became ill and died of a brain tumor at the end of November, 2012. It took us until July of 2013, for Tony to be able to bring his daughter, Leah, back to the U.S.

Tony currently works as a driver for Sherwin-Williams to make ends meet. On Thursday, July 17, he was involved in a serious car accident that rolled his car three times and left it totaled.God was with him and he was not injured.

It is critical for him to have a car in order to get to work and continue to build a ministry to African Immigrants in Indianapolis. He is in desperate need of a car.Thank you for your prayer and your consideration of this need

Pastor David McClean
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
8115 Oaklandon Road
Indianapolis, IN 46235
317/823-5801 ext. 224
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If you have a working car please consider donating it to LCC for this family. All vehicles that are donated to LCC go directly out to families or individuals through our congregations. NO vehicles are sold. If you would like to donate call LCC at 866-455-6466 and we will help with the details.

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Family in Need of Car to Make Ends Meet Print E-mail
Lopez Family Request from Rev. Michael Graham

The family of Edin Lopez of Plano, Illinois, is in critical need of another automobile.

Edin is a Lutheran from Guatemala who moved to this country several years ago with his aunt and her husband who was an LCMS missionary in Guatemala. He is now married to his wife Oralia and they have two children, Edin Jr. and Caleb.

Edin has to work two full-time jobs to barely make ends meet since his wife sustained a back injury a few years ago at her work and is now of limited mobility.

Yesterday, July 20, he was involved in an automobile accident on his way home from one of his jobs and the car was totaled. The family desperately needs a vehicle for Edin to get to his two jobs.

If you have a working car please consider donating it to LCC for this family. All vehicles that are donated to LCC go directly out to families or individuals through our congregations. NO vehicles are sold. If you would like to donate call LCC at 866-455-6466 and we will help with the details.

Salam Christian Fellowship Members and Ministry Needs Print E-mail
Pastor Chehab Request from Pastor Hicham Chehab of Salam Christian Fellowship This week LCC received three requests from Pastor Chehab:
We have a disabled Salam member who needs help with his utility bills. The amount needed and past due is $ 584. Please show the love of Christ by helping this man who has a pacemaker. Click here to donate

A disabled Sudanese immigrant needs support for his US citizenship application. The cost is $680. Click here to donate

A Salam vehicle is in need of mechanical repairs that cost $1250. Please keep our "wheels of Heaven" running in order to spread the Gospel in Chicagoland among Middle Eastern communities. - click here to donate

Single Mom Needs Financial Assistance to Afford Critical Surgery Print E-mail
Pastor Koeseter Request from Pastor Kevin Koeseter, St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Brookfield, Illinois UPDATE: Thanks to your generous donations, LCC was able to send a check to help offset the cost of the surgery

One of the members of our congregation, with her 10-year-old son in the room, passed out and needed the paramedics to revive her. She was found to be in need of 6 units of blood. The diagnosis? Stomach tumors that were causing blood loss, pain, and weakness.

Surgery to remove the tumors is being denied because it is too costly and Medicaid considers it unnecessary. Indeed, it is costly, several thousands of dollars, and without the surgery, one can continue to live, but only with great risk and fear.

In time, the tumors are likely to turn cancerous. In the meantime, they can rupture and require immediate medical attention. Besides the fear and risk that her son may lose his mother, the physical pain and weakness continue, and make normal day-to-day tasks difficult.

Currently, she is on medication to shrink the tumors, but it isn't completely effective. Beyond that, medical assistance is available to her only when there's an immediate threat to her life. ...unless she can pay for the surgery and follow-up medication out of pocket. The surgery would last 12-15 hours and would require reconstruction of her abdominal area.

When hospitals and insurance companies make decisions based upon finances, we in the Christian Church can make decisions based upon love. The family is hosting a benefit dinner in September to raise funds for the surgery. If you are so inclined to help also, please assist as you are able.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 11:55
Appeal for a Pastor Undergoing Second Liver Transplant Print E-mail
Pastor Mangold Request from Pastor Bruce Scarbeary of Trinity Lutheran Church in Roanoke, Illinois:

The congregations of Trinity Lutheran Church in LaRose, Illinois and St. John's Lutheran Church in Washburn, Illinois are raising funds for Pastor Ken Mangold.

Pastor Mangold graduated from Metamora Township High School in 1987. Two years later, he married Lisa Vollrath, a member of Our Redeemer in Eureka, Illinois. Lisa was very active in events while she was a student at Eureka College. Lisa and Ken have been married for 25 years and have 3 children - Alyssa, John, and Aleena. In December of 2013, Ken was hospitalized with a high fever, chills and abdominal pain. After nearly 70 days in the hospital since then, Ken was diagnosed with a return of a liver disease known as PSC (primary sclerosing cholangitis). Previously, this disease led to the need for a liver transplant that was done at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin in 2006.

This return of the disease is now causing the need for a second liver transplant, and Ken is currently on the waiting list for this to be done. This has also caused significant financial need, as Ken has been forced to resign as pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church and St. John's Lutheran Church. There have been extraordinary expenses incurred with travel and lodging for the family, as they must travel to Madison, Wisconsin, for his treatment.

Please consider helping the Mangold family in their time of need. The cause is wonderful and the need is great.
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Single Mom Needs Financial Assistance for Car Repair Print E-mail
Pastor Weidler Request from Pastor Ron Weidler, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Batavia

A hard working, devoted, single mom needs help repairing her vehicle so she can continue to make it to her two jobs and school. It is estimated that the repairs will cost $1,000. As a nanny, it is not only her and her baby's safety at stake but also the safety of the other little ones in her care. She is working on her doula certification with the long term goal of becoming a midwife to provide support for other women in need.

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Veteran And Wife in Michigan Need $1,670 to Avoid Eviction Print E-mail
Pastor David Schmidt

A Request from Pastor David Schmidt

St Paul Lutheran Church in Royal Oak, Michigan is working with a husband and wife who are in need of financial assistance. He is a veteran and is currently unemployed. He and his wife are two months behind in their rent ($835 per month) and will soon face eviction. Any help would be a great blessing to this couple as they struggle to get back on their feet. Click here to Donate for Rent Assistance
Help Needed for an Iranian Refugee Who Needs Surgery Print E-mail

Pastor ChehabRequest from Pastor Hicham Chehab of Salam Christian Fellowship

This week, LCC received the following request from Pastor Hicham Chehab of Salam Christian Fellowship:
An Iranian Refugee who was wounded and her face mutilated in the Iraqi-Iranian war needs financial help to receive plastic surgery for her face. Her mutilated face made her resort to isolation from the community, which led to a severe depression. The cost is $4000. Please show the love of Christ by helping this woman get back to normal life.
Click here to donate a contribution to her surgery
Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 09:57
Ministry Evangelist Seeking Support for Car Repairs Print E-mail
Heidi LCC received the following letter from Salam Christian Fellowship Pastor Hicham Chehab
Heidi is helping at Salam Ministry in sharing the love of Jesus Christ with the Iranian and Iraqi populations in the Midwest. She needs car repairs that amount to $ 900. Please help her keep the wheels for evangelism running. Thanks
In God's Peace
Hicham Chehab
Pastor, Salam Christian Fellowship
21w500 Butterfield Rd
Lombard, IL 60148
Mobile 3316450650
Click here to donate for Car Repairs
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 07:49
Family in Need of Car Print E-mail
On Sunday, June 1, LCC received the following letter from Pastor Hicham Chehab of Salem Christian Fellowship in Lombard, Illinois: Pastor Hicham Chehab
An Iraqi family of five needs a car. Please prayerfully consider donating a car worthy of the road to this family before the end of summer.
-- In God's Peace,
Hicham Chehab
Pastor, Salam Christian Fellowship

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 14:02
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