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LCC received an update from Pastor Dennis Bartels of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, North Miami, Florida.
Ketchnide St. Louis lost her battle with COVID-19 and is now home with the Lord. Her husband and children are in the process of making arrangements and accessing their ongoing needs.
Please join us in holding Ketchnid’s family in prayer as they work through this difficult time.
Pastor Bartles will continue to work with the family and give updates on their needs.
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Please prayerfully consider a generous donation to help this family in need continue to provide for their children.
L.E.R.T. Volunteers Help a Widow in Naperville, Illinois, Remove Storm-Damaged Trees from Her Yard
On Saturday, October 16, L.E.R.T. volunteers, Missy Dieckman, Nate Graf, Ken and Vicki Kiviranta from St. Peter, Schaumburg, Illinois, and Kristin Bilar from Trinity, Roselle, Illinois, helped a widow in Naperville, Illinois, remove two storm-damaged trees from her yard. Her son enjoyed working with the team and appreciated the assistance given and care shown to his mom.
L.E.R.T. Chainsaw Volunteers Complete Clean-Up from June EF-3 Tornado in Illinois
This week, Jim Beckley, Marty Johnson, and Dave Mummah, Lutheran Church Charities L.E.R.T. chainsaw volunteers, completed the last two sites requesting assistance from the Woodridge-Naperville-Downers Grove, Illinois EF-3 tornado that struck on June 21.
Since the tornado, approximately 105 L.E.R.T. team members completed chainsaw work at 89 sites and helped five families sort, pack, and move out of their damaged homes.
It has been a blessing to serve in our disaster-affected communities these last few months. Our hard work has been greatly appreciated by homeowners and village representatives.
Help LCC purchase desperately needed supplies for most vulnerable Haitians
Our Mission Partners in Haiti, Ministry in Mission and Mission:Haiti, have people on the ground and continue to purchase and distribute desperately needed supplies.
The most urgent need is still for water, food, hygiene kits, and building supplies.
Food and building supplies are in high demand. Inflation is high, and roads are still partially blocked. The political unrest and danger from gangs make it more difficult to purchase supplies and get them to those who desperately need them. Last week Mission:Haiti was able to distribute food and building supplies purchased with your donations.
Mission:Haiti was able to purchase two motorcycles for pastors in the area who need motorcycles in order to reach the people they serve. There is still a need to purchase one more motorcycle. We received the following update from Lophane Laurent in Haiti:
Blessings to you. I want to thank you for giving the motorcycles to two pastors who are really in need. I want you to know how those motorcycles will help them a lot and more people will be able to receive the gospel.
Thanks again and may God bless you abundantly.
The cost of a durable bike is currently $1,900.
LCC received a thank you note from Thomas Styczynski, Chief, Alsip Fire Department, Illinois, to LCC K-9 Comfort Ministry for their presence during "Fire Prevention Week."
During "Fire Prevention Week" on Saturday, October 9, 2021, the Alsip Fire Department held our annual open house. We had the largest attendance this year with 600 people. Your attendance at our event with your K-9 therapy dogs was a huge success.
On behalf of the Alsip Fire Department, I want to express my sincere thanks to the two gentlemen who came with their dogs. Thanks again!
Your Donations Are Needed To Help Lutheran High School Of Greater New Orleans Damaged By Hurricane Ida Continue To Serve Its Students And Community
Your generous gifts are helping to reopen the school damaged by Hurricane Ida! LCC sent your donations to Nancy Hernandez, Principal of Lutheran High School of Greater New Orleans in Metairie, Louisiana. We received this update from Nancy:
UPDATE: Classes have resumed in the five classrooms they were able to restore from 5 storage areas in the building that had the least amount of damage. The need to replace the HVAC system and computer lab is still immediate.
LCC received the following note from Lutheran High School Board member Sandra Walton:
The kids are back in school! We opened with a church service, and everyone felt God’s presence. It was a joyous day, to say the least, but also quite emotional for the students and staff.
We still face many challenges as a school and as a community, but God is with us step by step.
Thank you again for your generous gifts. We are blessed beyond measure!!
Lutheran High School
Love. Honor. Serve.
After three weeks of long, hot, physical workdays, the school welcomed our students back on Monday, October 4th. The campus came alive once again with students – even though the entire building was not opened all the way.
We are back home but have a long way to go. The heat and humidity of our city are not breaking anytime soon, so the portable AC units that were brought in are not meeting the challenge. And the rental cost on these units is mounting. We need to replace our HVAC system immediately. Another step forward will be to raise money to replace computers for our large (30) computer lab. All the computers were destroyed by the water from the destruction of our roof.
Many ask about our insurance money. As yet no settlement has been announced. But as many of you know, the insurance money does not always cover the current value of material goods and of course, we have to meet our deductible. All donations are greatly appreciated, and I can assure you that all money raised goes directly to rebuilding our school.
We are not looking to make ourselves fancy or modern, we are looking to make ourselves whole – as we were before the storm - so we can continue to offer our students a quality education in a safe environment. Thank you for all of your prayers and assistance.
Lutheran High School
Love. Honor. Serve.
CLICK HERE to read the original appeal.
Donations are still greatly needed! Please prayerfully consider a generous donation to keep this school serving its students and community.
Sergeant Antonio Gardner of the 729th Quartermaster Composite Supply Company, Maryland National Guard, 2014-2021, was killed in a motorcycle accident on October 8.
Gardner was a petroleum supply specialist, deployed last year to Poland in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. His unit provided logistical support within the U.S. European Command area of operations. In January, he was activated to support the state of Maryland’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and served on active orders until last month. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of sergeant. His fellow soldiers and leaders expressed their heartfelt sadness at the loss.
Gardner was awarded both the Army Achievement Medal and the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal twice. He also received the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Overseas Service Ribbon for his nine-month deployment to Kuwait with the 29th Division Detachment.
LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dogs and their veteran handlers were asked to visit with the Maryland Army National Guard soldiers on Saturday, October 16. The soldiers spent this time together to remember and grieve the loss of their friend and fellow soldier, Sergeant Antonio Gardner.
The soldiers are experiencing Antonio’s loss deeply and are going through different emotions: shock, sadness, anger, and confusion. These brave men and women are trained to face many challenges and losses when deployed, but this loss was not one they expected.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9
Four LCC K-9 Ministry teams from New York, Virginia, New Jersey, and Maryland traveled to Maryland Army National Guard to share the mercy, compassion, and presence of Jesus Christ with the soldiers after their devastating loss.
The team also brought a purple Hearts of Mercy & Compassion in honor of Sergeant Gardner for the soldiers to sign and share messages. Chaplain Woolsey will give the signed heart to Antonio Gardner’s family.
We pray for God’s courage, strength, and peace for these brave men and women as they continue to serve our country with the Maryland Army National Guard.
URGENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE NEEDED!HAITIAN MOTHER OF THREE BATTLING COVID-19 IN MIAMI, FLORIDA HOSPITAL
Faithful, dedicated, and hard-working member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Because of your generous donations, this need has been met! The single mom was able to pay the full fee for the Nicor gas meter to be moved, which was causing the daughter's health problems.
A check with your donations was delivered to the mom by Barb Boge, a member of Prince of Peace, Palatine, Illinois.
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