Help Four Homes of Mercy in Bethany, Israel, Care for Emotionally and Physically Challenged Children and Adults
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Greetings from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,
Today was a great day for those kids because I distributed school supplies to 70 kids. My friends, you can’t imagine how they are happy because they didn’t expect that. I gave them pencils, pens, notebooks, rulers, etc.
Thank you to LCC sponsors and our donors for continuing to support our poor kids. Tomorrow, everyone will be able to go to school because now they have school supplies.
May God bless you all and your families. Please continue to pray for my country, Haiti. We love you like you love us.
Lutheran Church Charities has supported the education of students from the tent city in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, since 2012.
Public and private education in Haiti costs money - there is NO free education. Our Lutheran schools also charge, but they are less expensive than the public schools. The cost of tuition is $65 per month.
Thanks to your generous donations, Lutheran Church Charities is able to continue its mission of providing aid to those in need. We are proud to work with our Mission Partners Mission:Haiti and Ministry in Mission to purchase and distribute vital supplies to the most vulnerable in Haiti.
Your contributions are making a real difference in the lives of those who need it most, and we thank you for your continued support.
We received the following update from Lophane Laurent after he distributed food to those in need:
Greetings from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,
There is no word to describe how much we appreciate your donation to help my people receive a food package for a week with their families or friends. I asked the pastor for 60 families, and he invited 100. It was hard for me to see that many people and I had food only for 60 families. My heart was broken to see the 40 left with their empty bags.
I want to thank you for continuing to support my poor people with a food package for one week. May God bless our donors and sponsors and all of the members of LCC.
Please continue praying for us because things getting worse every day, but one thing I know is that our Lord is in control.
The needs in Haiti are great and ongoing. Please prayerfully consider making a monetary donation to enable Lutheran Church Charities to continue to send funds to Haiti.
Each LCC K-9 Ministry team has a leader who guides, motivates, encourages and manages the team. This leader is known as Top Dog.
Last week, twelve individuals traveled to Lutheran Church Charities in Northbrook, Illinois for Top Dog Training to gain understanding of their role, the Comfort Dog Ministry and to equip them as leader of their LCC K-9 Comfort Dog team.
What a blessing these teams will be as they look to provide comfort in their communities also expanding the reach of the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry nationally to bring the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need.
Joanne August – St. Andrews, Park Ridge, Illinois
Cathy Beste - Island Lutheran, Hilton Head, South Carolina
Pastor Kevin Duff - Island Lutheran, Hilton Head, South Carolina
Lori Fuchs – St. Paul, Westlake, Ohio
Steve Fuchs - St. Paul, Westlake, Ohio
Dianna Garner - Christ the King, Memphis, Tennessee
Lori Howard – Christ Lutheran, Lincoln, Nebraska
Susan Holland - Christ Lutheran, Lincoln, Nebraska
Dan Salefski - Cornerstone, Carmel, Indiana
Faith Stephens - St. Paul’s, Janesville, Indiana
Robyn Bray - Our Savior, McKinney, Texas
Jamie Burow - Our Savior, McKinney, Texas
LCC received a request for assistance from Rev. David Nelson, Interim Pastor, Saint Luke Church, Chicago, Illinois.
Marcia and her family have been members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saint Luke in Chicago for over 60 years. She currently finds herself in a challenging financial situation and is struggling to meet the financial obligation of paying the first installment of her 2023 property taxes.
Like so many older residents of neighborhoods that are regentrifying, she has seen her taxes increase as property values have skyrocketed all around them to the point that they have become a burden if they wish to stay in their home.
Marcia has faithfully met all her other financial obligations and is current with most bills; however, the tax burden is more than she can bear with the limited resources remaining.
She has been unable to pay the bill of $3,154 that was due on April 3, 2023. Her faithfulness is exemplary in that she is unwilling to leave this balance outstanding before her next sizable bill comes in December.
While it has never been her intention to shirk this responsibility, she only seeks temporary assistance during this difficult period.
She would be deeply grateful for any assistance you can provide or guidance you can offer in this matter. Your support will make a significant difference in helping her maintain her property and financial stability.
Thank you for taking the time to consider her request. I look forward to your response and am hopeful for a positive outcome.
David C. Nelson, Interim Pastor
Your support in Christ the King Lutheran School will help these six students continue their life-changing education and they will experience the love of Christ through your generosity.
Christ the King (CTK) Lutheran Church and School in Chicago, Illinois, has been a beacon of light in the Bronzeville community since 1949. Over the years, Pastor John Brazeal and Principal Geri Brazeal have poured into the community to share the hope in Jesus Christ and life-changing education for families in this low-income area of Chicago.
The school opened in 1973, providing a Christ-centered, family environment that encourages learning, growth, and development for children who face the pressures of living in a low-income, high crime area.
The school serves children from 3 years old through 8th grade. It is a way to reach the future generation with the gospel of Jesus Christ, to pave a path for better education, and a way out of poverty.
For the past 50 years, Pastor John, Geri, and the staff of CTK have impacted the lives of hundreds of children and their families with the gospel of Christ's love and forgiveness, giving them hope, a purpose, and a future. Christ the King has a long history of teaching children their worth in Jesus and helping them make positive decisions as they face the pressures of the inner-city.
The long-time, experienced school teachers and staff are so passionate about offering a well-rounded education that many are working on a volunteer basis to help keep the education cost as low as possible. The church and school leaders do everything possible to trim the cost of school, but families continue to struggle with the rise in the cost of living.
Pastor John and Principal Geri have reached out to Lutheran Church Charities, seeking $15,000 in scholarships to subsidize tuition costs for six students.
I want to take the time to express my gratitude for the scholarship that was given to my daughter, Brooklyn, for the previous school year. I am writing this letter in hopes of receiving some assistance for this school year.
Christ the King Lutheran School is and continues to remain a strong pillar within our neighborhood. Christ the King has provided a solid foundation for so many children over the years, including myself. Being that I had such a great, insightful experience.
It is my dream for my daughter to also experience the fantastic teachers and a nurturing environment. Since my daughter has started attending Christ the King, I've witnessed her thrive. She's always excited to go to school to interact with the teachers, as well as with her peers. I've seen so much growth, and I would like for her to continue her education at Christ the King.
If given the opportunity to receive a scholarship, it would be a great help as I would be able to afford the tuition. Being able to keep Brooklyn enrolled in Christ the King would mean so much to both Brooklyn and myself. Receiving a scholarship would allow Brooklyn to continue to thrive in such a nurturing environment, learn, grow, and build meaningful relationships, just as I did when I attended the school.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter.
I am writing this letter seeking a tuition scholarship for Kayla. She has been attending Christ the King School since August 2022. As of August 21, 2023, Kayla has been enrolled as an eager-to-learn kindergartner.
What attracts our family to Christ the King are the low student-teacher ratios, which I believe highly benefits Kayla's student achievement. I am also ecstatic that at the age of 4, Kayla is already developing her relationship with God.
Unfortunately, our family has several additional financial obligations and outstanding debts that must be paid over the next 2-3 years. I would love for Kayla to continue her education at Christ the King; however, I am in need of tuition assistance for her to remain enrolled this year.
I appreciate your help and understanding in this matter.
My name is Donte, and I am writing this letter to apply for the consideration of tuition assistance.
My grandpa was laid off, and my grandmother has been paying all the bills, but we were not able to pay the full amount on our bills. My grandpa being laid off has put a real strain on our budget, making it hard for us to buy groceries and other household essentials.
I am asking for assistance with my tuition so some of the burden can be lifted off my grandmother. Any help that can assist me and my family would be very helpful and greatly appreciated
My name is Shuntia, and I am writing to you to request financial assistance for my daughter, Harley. I currently don’t have a steady job and am unable to make the tuition payments.
My daughter loves going to Christ the King Lutheran School. She enjoys playing with her classmates and building relationships with her teachers. If Harley gets this scholarship, it will help both of us tremendously because she can continue to go to a school that she likes. Harley will build healthy relationships with her teachers and classmates and can continue to learn in an environment that she knows is safe and welcoming.
As her mother, I won’t have to worry about her education. I know that she’ll be in good hands learning from all her teachers.
Please prayerfully consider sponsoring a child, $2,500 for a year of schooling, or donate as you are able, that they may have hope for their future!
Your generous donation will enable Christ the King to continue the ministry of Christ-changing lives through their dedicated staff.
Twenty-Five LCC L.E.R.T. Chainsaw Volunteers Provide Tree and Landscape Care at Veterans Cemeteries During Annual Day of Service Event
Last week, twenty-one LCC L.E.R.T. chainsaw volunteers participated in "Saluting Branches" at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois. Another four L.E.R.T. volunteers served at Southern Wisconsin Veteran Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove, Wisconsin.
The mission is to honor American service men and women by organizing volunteer tree and landscape care for the national cemeteries dedicated to our veterans.
This was the seventh year LCC L.E.R.T. has proudly served our veterans who have been laid to rest. The following L.E.R.T. volunteers felt that it was truly an honor to participate in this special event:
Good Shepherd, Elgin – David Vollrath
Good Shepherd, Frankfort – Joel Powless
Heartland, Bloomington – Tony Buchberger
Lord of Life, LaFox – Kevin Krage, Max Metz, Jeff Straughn, Larry Zagorski
Shepherd of the Hills, McHenry – Alan Holm, Bruce Preston
St. John, Wilmette – Tom Morrison
St. Paul, Rockford – Dean Ulrich
St. Peter, Schaumburg – Missy Dieckmann, Ken and Vicki Kiviranta, Bob Royce
Trinity, Lisle – Ed Boerman
Trinity, Villa Park – Jim Long
Zion, Ottawa – Dave and Cindy Reif
Trinity, Davenport – Ken Stotmeister
Brookfield, Brookfield – Laura Ciletti, Cheryl DeLair
Zion, Menomonee Falls – Curt and Kristen Kolell