Urgent Financial Need! Please Donate to Help Pastor Love Support a Young Widow with Two Small Children
Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ!
I received an urgent request from Pastor Don Love for financial support of a young widow with two small children. Her husband died unexpectedly from a lung infection after being tested several times for Covid-19.
Pastor Love is a former pastor of Calvary Lutheran in Watseka, Illinois, where he spent a lot of time assisting LCC Disaster Response L.E.R.T. volunteers respond to historic flooding. He now lives in Northern Wisconsin to be closer to his family.
Please consider helping this servant of the Lord help this family!
Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need.
A 33-year-old husband and father of two little girls (ages 2 & 4) died unexpectedly as a result of lung infection. He passed away after days of heroic efforts by doctors at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin to save his life. The attending physician said that they had never seen such a severe case. The 33-year-old worked as a 911 dispatcher in Iroquois County, Illinois, and then as a dispatcher for Karl’s Transport in Wisconsin. He loved his work!
His wife suffers from a serious illness that puts her in very frail health. Medical bills, as well as car, other health bills, other insurances, and finances, are major concerns. The 33-year-old mother has moved back home with her parents along with the two small children.
Any immediate and/or long term support would be deeply appreciated.
Pastor Don Love
Faith, Merrill & St. John Lutheran Church, Hamburg, Wisconsin
Your donations make the difference between life and death for many of our Haitian brothers and sisters
Thanks to your donations, Lutheran Church Charities continues to send emergency relief funds to Haiti - the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere - towards critical items through our Haiti Mission Partners.
LCC received a request from Jackie Rychel, Ministry in Mission, for financial assistance to feed, clothe, and care for the the elderly at Jacmel Lutheran Home.
In 2019, Ministry in Mission started to populate the eldercare home. We scoured the porches, alleys and corners of small dwellings to find those in most need of care.
Those we found were near death, unable to care for themselves or had no family to care for them. These beautiful souls came willingly, without fear as we transported them in the back of a pick-up truck to a luxurious place the likes of which they had never seen. Even though they were on the brink of death, only two have passed on to sit at the right hand of God.
Ministry in Mission needs financial assistance to feed, clothe, and care for these beautiful people. Medical care, and a several caregivers staff the Jacmel Lutheran Home around the clock. It is also the responsibility of Ministry in Mission to provide a proper burial for the residents. All this expense comes from donations and grants.
Please consider a donation.
Jackie Rychel, Ministry in Mission
Please pray for LCC Haiti Mission partners to show the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need.
If you are so moved, please donate generously to help LCC provide food and other necessary items for the most vulnerable Haitians.
In mid-September, Emmanuel in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, attended handler training and met their LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Miriam. Since that time, the ministry team has actively trained and built a relationship with Miriam Comfort Dog. LCC is pleased to announce that the Emmanuel Kingfisher team has successfully completed the placement process.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Miriam will serve as Emmanuel Lutheran Church’s bridge to showing the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need. Miriam Comfort Dog's Bible verse is Exodus 4:8 "Then the Lord said, “If they do not believe you or pay attention to the first sign, they may believe the second."
The LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry is one of presence. When the Lord calls, we must go and serve Him. Isaiah 6:8 tells us, “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me.’”
The following new LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry handlers have heard that call:
Top Dog Keith Leimbach, Denise Jech, J Jech, Heather McCarty, Pastor Tim McCarty, and Susan Post
LCC is honored to include the following veteran handler to the LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry:
Keith Leimbach - U.S. Navy (1990-1998)
God is with them as they begin this new journey as part of the LCC K-9 Ministry. Please pray for God’s guidance for this new team as they go out to share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ during this uncertain time.
A team of L.E.R.T. chainsaw volunteers from St. John, Wheaton and Trinity, Roselle in Illinois, completed requested work at two different homes for congregation members. The team removed a large diseased evergreen tree and a maple tree dangerously hanging over a neighbor’s yard. They used the boom lift, ditch witch, dump trailer and stump grinder.
The willing servants were Kristin Bilar, Steve Chester, Jan Gerveske, Palmer and Judy Goodwin, Marty Johnson, Anna Piro, Tom Prickette, and Dave Vance.
Both homeowners were very appreciative for all of the hard work and willing service.
Thank you for your compassionate hearts and generous donations. YOU are the hands and feet of Jesus!
Thank You to LCC Donors for Financial Contributions to Christ the King Scholarship Program
LCC received additional funds to support the students of Christ the King Lutheran School in Chicago, Illinois. LCC volunteer Bob Morris presented the donations to Pastor John Brazeal and Geri Brazeal, Principal.
Thank you to LCC Volunteers for Delivering Office Furniture to Christ the King
Last week, LCC volunteers Al Krodel, Fran Vacari, Mike Flaherty, and Bob Desiron delivered office furniture to Christ the King Lutheran Church and School in Chicago, Illinois. Pastor John Brazeal opened the doors of the church and joined the volunteers in unloading the box truck full of furniture.
The furniture helps Christ the King upgrade their computer lab adding more storage space, and providing computer desks for the teachers.
It is amazing that right when we are trying to improve the building's usefulness and ambiance to attract people along comes a furniture gallery full of things to help update part of the computer room to general office space.
Thanks for being Jesus' hands and feet!
John and Geri Brazeal