Financial Assistance Still Needed for Faithful Prince Of Peace Members Battling Challenging Health Issues
In the beginning of March, Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) received a request from Pastor Karl Fay, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Palatine, Illinois for financial assistance for a couple burdened with ongoing and extraordinary medical concerns and expenses.
Thanks to your support, additional donations were presented this week by LCC staff member Debra Baran to Pastor Karl Fay to help the couple with their medical expenses.
They are extremely grateful and thank all for the financial support and continued prayers in this difficult time.
Unfortunately, they just received test results that the husband’s work-related injury is not recovering as they had hoped and he needs additional specialized medical attention which they are now seeking. They continue to need financial support during this very difficult time.
If you are so moved, please prayerfully consider making a generous donation to assist this family. Together, we can demonstrate the mercy, compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus Christ to this family in need.
$2,000 Needed for Christ the King Graduate to Continue Advanced Counselor Degree to Serve His Community
Lutheran Church Charities received a request from Pastor John Brazeal, Christ the King Lutheran Church and Geri Brazeal, Principal, Christ the King Lutheran School, Chicago, Illinois. They are requesting $2,000 in financial assistance to help a former Christ the King student pay his student loan balance for transcripts needed to obtain a Master of Social Work Degree. He is one of three full scholarship picks from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Jane Adams College of Social Work.
Darrell graduated with honors from eighth grade and went on to Mount Carmel High School (Chicago, Illinois) on a scholarship. After graduation, he went to Northern Illinois University to study psychology and education. His student loans and grandmother helped him with tuition. Unfortunately, while Darrell was still in college, his beloved grandmother passed away. He also lost his mom to drug overdose and witnessed his best friend get killed.
Please prayerfully consider making a monetary donation to enable Darrell to pursue a Master of Social Work Degree and obtain his license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to serve his community.
Prince of Peace Welcomes Umbreen Upon Her Arrival from Pakistan; Help Still Needed to Relocate Pastor Alfred and His Family
Gulfam, Austin, and I feel so blessed and would like to give a big Thank You to Prince of Peace pastors, congregation, and Lutheran Church Charities donors. We have no words to explain how we feel by everyone’s love and continued prayers for Gulfam's brother and his family, and my sister Umbreen. I am so happy and thankful to God for reuniting me with my sister; we are so happy and thanking God that this day has finally come and for this time together. Umbreen is still thinking it's a dream and said she can't believe she’s here.
May God bless you for your compassion and generosity!
Anila and Gulfam
Let me take this opportunity to thank our heavenly Father for allowing me to write this email to thank the respective pastors, congregation members, and donors for their support and prayers for me and for my sister and brother-in-law.
My sister and brother-in-law came to the United States 20 years ago, and when they became citizens, they put in a petition for me and my younger sister. After 14 years of waiting, finally my turn came. Arriving Friday, November 8, I feel so blessed to be here on this blessed land. On Sunday, I received a very warm welcome at Prince of Peace; I was speechless by everyone’s love. I would like to thank the pastors and congregation for their prayers, and everyone who generously gave financial support to get me here. I feel like I am in Heaven.
May God bless you all!