Prince of Peace Welcomes Umbreen Upon her Arrival from Pakistan; Help Still Needed to Relocate Pastor Alfred and His Family
Last summer, Pastor Karl Fay from Prince of Peace in Palatine, Illinois, reached out to Lutheran Church Charities asking for financial assistance to relocate and reunite family members from Pakistan.
We are happy to share that the first family member, Umbreen, arrived on Friday, November 8 and was reunited with her sister Anila. This reunion was blessed by the tireless efforts of Anila and Gulfam, the generous support of LCC donors, and fervent prayers by many congregation members, friends, and LCC followers.
On Sunday, November 10, Pastor Karl Fay and congregation members welcomed Umbreen to the United States and Prince of Peace. The outpouring of love surrounded them all as they praised God for protecting Umbreen throughout this long process and her journey to the United States.
Your Much Needed Donations Help Provide Food to the Most Vulnerable in Haiti Humanitarian Crisis
Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) continues to work through our Haiti Mission Partners, Ministry in Mission and Mission:Haiti to send emergency funds to Haiti during a current critical humanitarian crisis due to the political unrest. Thanks to your generous donations, LCC was able to send $16,000 in financial support for food to our mission partners.
Helen M. Roenfeldt, Mission Director at Mission:Haiti reports:
"We have distributed two weeks of food to over 1200 families/individuals from seven different churches/ communities and one orphanage. The people who have received the food were determined by local pastors or elders as the most nutritionally vulnerable whether they were church members or not.
Lutheran Church Charities is blessed to have more than 50 LERT teams who help people regardless of their ethnic background, social standing, or religious affiliation.
For LERT volunteers, disaster response is an essential relief and outreach ministry.
Lutheran Church Charities offers a variety of in-depth live Bible studies, small group studies, extended year-long courses and online courses for
WORD Bible study classes are non-denominational and open to anyone regardless of church affiliation (or lack of). This is a safe environment to study the Bible.
When invited, Lutheran Church Charities responds to crisis situations within 24 hours of the time it is safe to do so.
Following tragic events, immediate response by LCC K-9 Ministries brings comfort to individuals and families directly impacted, first responders, and volunteers – always in the name of Jesus Christ.
The ministries of Lutheran Church Charities are followed by local, national and international media, specifically in the areas of LCC K-9 Ministries, Disaster Response and Crisis Response. To read more about how LCC shares the mercy, compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus Christ to the communities we serve, follow us In The News.
Launched in August 2008, the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry is a national human-care ministry embracing the unique, calming nature and skills of purebred Golden Retrievers. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and handlers, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dogs and veteran handlers, and LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dogs and law enforcement officer handlers are a bridge for compassionate ministry, opening doors for conversation about faith and creating opportunities to share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ.
Lutheran Church Charities is blessed to have more than 50 LERT teams who help people regardless of their ethnic background, social standing, or religious affiliation. For LERT volunteers, disaster response is an essential relief and outreach ministry.