LCC received the following update from Pastor Doug Warmann of Trinity Lutheran Church in Roselle, Illinois:
Dear Christian friends:
Thank you for your generous support for the grieving family of five children and their mother expecting her sixth child in the next few weeks! Although it is a challenging task caring for so many children when you are pregnant, the mother has done an excellent job providing for them and training them to care for one another.
After being away from work for several months for a work injury, the mother returned to work at UPS in January. The last month has been especially difficult as the mother as well as her oldest son, were briefly in the hospital to receive tests and follow-up care. It continues to be a struggle to find an affordable caregiver for so many children. She is also looking for a new home as their current home is quite small for six children.
Your prayers and financial support have helped the family to survive during the last nine months. Thank you for your kindness! Please pray for a safe delivery, a healthy child, wisdom in adjusting to the changes that another child brings, and an affordable childcare provider.
As the Lord leads, we invite your support for them.
Pastor Doug Warmann,
Trinity Lutheran Church, Roselle, Illinois
On Sunday, March 12, Rev. Chris Singer was officially installed as President & CEO of Lutheran Church Charities at Lord of Glory Lutheran Church in Grayslake, Illinois. The installation was officiated by Rev. Dr. Allan Buss, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Northern Illinois District President, and attended by Pastors Brian Davies of Lord of Glory Lutheran Church, Grayslake, Illinois, Edward Blonski of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hawthorn Woods, Illinois, Jim Buckman of Faith Lutheran Church, Lake Forest, Illinois, James Kirschenmann of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Glenview, Illinois, and Hesham Shehab of Salam Christian Fellowship, Lombard, Illinois.
The event was well attended, with many LCC K-9 Ministry teams and LCC Disaster Response volunteers present to help celebrate the next chapter of LCC.
LCC is grateful to Pastor Brian Davies and our friends at Lord of Glory for hosting the service and reception. Thank you for your support and prayers. God will continue to be present in the lives of those served through LCC and Rev. Chris Singer!
"I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds." (Psalm 9:1)
On Saturday, March 11, LCC Kare 9® Military Ministry Dog Amos (Our Savior’s Way - Ashburn, Virginia) and his veteran handler joined LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Kezia (Emmanuel - Baltimore, Maryland) to bring comfort and love to a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Event in Bethesda, Maryland.
The event was held for pre and post deployment Air National Guard service members and their families from New Castle, Delaware; Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, D.C. and Langley, Virginia. The LCC K-9 Ministry teams were present for attendees as they spent the day learning about all the resources available to support them as service members prepare to leave or return home.
During one emotional moment, a service member shared that she was there for both post and pre deployment as she had just come home and was getting ready to leave for the next assignment. She talked through tears about how much hugging the comfort dogs was helping her let go of her worries and how she wished her children and husband were able to have a dog to comfort them while she was away.
It was a blessing to be able to bring smiles to the attendees and to honor their selfless service during this stressful period.
LCC received the following request from Pastor Steve Deombeleg of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hillside, Illinois:
Please consider a donation towards a freezer for PYHT, so they can better serve their ministry partners in need.
LCC has received the following request from Pastor Matt Koenig of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Palatine, Illinois.
A congregation member has been hospitalized and in a rehabilitation facility with serious health issues for the past four months. She also utilizes a motorized wheelchair due to mobility issues. She has finally returned home this week but discovered that her 2012 Dodge mobility van ramp is not operational.
She needs to have the ramp repaired and realigned at Mobility Works in Villa Park, Illinois, but needs financial assistance to do this. The estimated cost to repair is approximately $3,000.
Please help make a difference in the congregation's member life!
Pastor Matt Koenig
Prince of Peace, Palatine, Illinois
If you are so moved, please prayerfully consider donating to help POP congregation member with wheelchair van ramp repairs.