Thank you to LCC L.E.R.T. volunteer Ken Jones who picked up two gas generators from a generous donor for LCC Disaster Response Ministry. The donation will make a difference in the life of someone in the event of a power outage.
On Saturday, January 8, an LCC team of volunteers, Bob Vossel, Bob Desiron, Fred Vanstrom, Rich Habegger (not pictured Bonnie Habegger, the photographer), picked up a recliner and a lift chair which will be given to low-income patients in a rehab center. They also picked up a large chair and wooden rocker, which are available through the newsletter Items Free for the Asking.
That same day LCC received the following note from the donor:
I just want to express my sincere thanks to you and the volunteers that came today to pick up the four chairs. They were careful and kind and worked very fast. I appreciate the fast pick-up and wish you all God’s blessings now and throughout this new year. Again, thank you.
Your Donations Make a Difference for a Family of Five after Father's Battle with Covid-19 Results in Lung Transplant
On Sunday, January 2, LCC staff member Dianna Bonfield delivered a check with your donations to St. Peter, Schaumburg, Illinois, that is assisting a family in need.
A family from Missouri is relocating to Illinois due to the medical needs of the father, who, after having survived COVID-19, needed a double lung transplant which he received in September at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. As a surgery requirement, he and his two caregivers must be within 50 miles of the hospital for one year.
His wife and 18-year-old daughter, his caregivers, are moving to Chicago on January 15th. Matthew will be discharged on January 19th from the rehab facility. LCC is assisting St. Peter, Schaumburg, in finding a two-bedroom place and raising money to help with the family's rent and everyday living expenses.
If you have or know of a place that falls within the family's needs, please email Nikki Deacon at ndeacon@Lutheranchurchcharities.org or prayerfully consider donating to help this family in need.
Your Donations Make A Difference Throughout 2021 and Are a Shining Light During Darkness to Those in Need
All year long, whatever need we put in front of you to help others, your donation went to those it was intended to help. It is truly pass-through, dollar-per-dollar, for what you, the donor, intended. NOTHING is taken out for our administrative costs.
You are on the front lines with us making a difference in the lives of those suffering and in need!
Thank you for your continued generous support of all of the LCC Ministries in 2021!
MINISTRIES IN NEED
Pastor John Brazeal and Principal Geri Brazeal of Christ the King Lutheran Church and School in Chicago, Illinois, are grateful for the support received by LCC’s donors for blessing their community and their ministry of sharing the love of Jesus to all people.
Your generous support enables Christ the King to serve the homeless communities, provide scholarships for families in need, and perform necessary roof repairs at Christ the King.
Your Donations Help Put Your Hands Together Food Ministry Provide Food for Families in Need
LCC received the following thank you letter from Jayne Siou, Immanuel Program Director, for donations received for their Food Ministry Holiday Meal Drive.
Thanks to your fundraising in the recent newsletters and your awesome generosity we can continue to rescue food and hold distribution to fill the needs in the community and the many ministries we serve. Your staff and volunteers provide so much support, we are profoundly grateful. We served a record 500+ families over Thanksgiving & Christmas, Glory be to God!
We appreciate that you have joined us in being the hands and feet of Jesus and feeding those families in need. Thank you for blessing us with your support and participation!
Serving in Christ,
Immanuel Program Director Put Your Hands Together
Immanuel-Hillside Mobile Food Bank & Pantry
Your Support of St. Matthew's Soup Kitchen, Chicago, Illinois, Continues to Bless the Community
Pastor Cesar Sifuentes of St. Matthew, Chicago, Illinois, is grateful for your donations to the Comedor San Mateo Soup Kitchen providing hot meals to the homeless and all those in need throughout his community. The soup kitchen serves 200+ meals twice a week.
FAMILIES IN NEED
BECAUSE OF YOUR DONATIONS LCC WAS ABLE TO HELP THESE FAMILIES IN NEED:
Your Donations Help Illinois National Guardsman Provide for His Family Who Escaped from Afghanistan
LCC was able to send your donations to Illinois National Guardsman Lt. Fahim Masoud to help him as he provides for his family who escaped from Afghanistan.
Your support has been a tremendous blessing to Fahim and his family as they adjust to their new life in the United States.
Your Donations Help Holy Cross Lutheran Church in North Miami, Florida, Assist Two Families in Need
One gift went to help a mother and her two children who were living in a shelter for the abused, and have now been relocated to a safer place where she and her children will experience a new beginning.
We also helped a second family whose firstborn daughter is 6 months old, has a very rare and incurable disease in which tumors grow rapidly, and she is experiencing seizures. The insurance company refuses to pay for the medication needed. We were able to pay for her medication which is costing more than $800 a month. Her parents work for the Humane Society and love the comfort dogs.
Thank you again for being the hands, eyes and feet of Jesus touching so many lives.
Pastor Dennis Bartels
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
North Miami, Florida
Your Donations Help St. Peter, Schaumburg, Illinois, Assist Two Families in Need
LCC staff members Nikki Deacon and Dianna Bonfield delivered your donations to Pastor Greg Hintz of St. Peter, Schaumburg, Illinois.
Your donations support the Hintz family adoption fund and provide housing assistance for a family of five after their father’s battle with COVID-19 and lung transplant.
The families are incredibly grateful for the support that they have received.
Your Donations Help Salam Christian Fellowship, Lombard, Illinois, Minister to Refugees in Need
Pastor Hesham Shehab of Salam Christian Fellowship in Lombard, Illinois, is grateful for your generous support of his ministry to the refugees.
Your donations provided the financial support needed to help a disabled woman with rent and car repairs for an Afghan refugee. Both needs have been met!
Your generous donations also help Salam assist the refugees in providing the medications they need and purchasing bilingual Bibles for the ministry to use as they share Jesus with new refugees.
BECAUSE OF YOUR DONATIONS LCC WAS ABLE TO PROVIDE FOOD FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN AND THE MOST VULNERABLE IN HAITI
Your Donations Help Provide Food for Students During Christmas Break
I want you to know how happy the kids and parents were on receiving the food kits. It was a special Christmas gift for them. They told me this year they didn’t expect anything because there is trouble not only in Haiti but it’s everywhere in the world. But when I told them I could feed the kids and they said "yes," God hears our prayers. You can imagine what impact each kit makes in each family who receives it.
Please never stop thanking our sponsors and donors for us. And thanks to all of the members of LCC. In the name of the students, their parents and especially in my family name, I wish you a Merry Christmas with Jesus Christ.
Thanks again for continuing to make a difference for my people with your love, generosity, compassion.
We love you so much guys and wish you a Happy New Year 2022 with God.
Your Donations Help Provide Food for the Most Vulnerable Haitians
IN-KIND DONATIONS: FURNITURE & QUILTS
Your Generous Donations of Furniture Will Help Those in Need
LCC Thanks Zion Lutheran Church, Hinsdale, Illinois, for a Donation of Seventy-Four Quilts
The quilters are: Lois Flood, Pat Naas, Jean Albert, Jan McMahon, Laura Shrader, and Jo Murphy.
Three quilters have passed since they completed the quilts: Eileen Madden, Carmella Miller, and Jackie Losenza. We are thankful for each of their lives and know that through the donations of their quilts, their lives will continue to make a difference.
Chicago Hope Church is still in need of more twin beds. If you or someone you know has a twin bed or bunk bed to donate, visit www.lutheranchurchcharities.org/non-monetary-donations.
If you would like to learn more about the work of Chicago Hope Church, visit chicagohopechurch.org.
Your Donation of a Generator Will Make a Difference in the Life of Someone in the Midst of a Disaster
LCC has a couple of generators that we keep on hand to lend out when needed. We also have a list of individuals that own their generators but are willing to lend them out through LCC to those in need.
If you own a generator that you would be willing to lend out or a generator that you are not using and are willing to donate, please email us at LCC@LutheranChurchCharities.org
Your Generous Donations Help Lutheran High School of Greater New Orleans Rebuild and Continue to Serve Its Students After Hurricane Ida Damage
Our Chapel services are now enhanced by our school choir that used the first month back to practice, practice, practice! Our choir will be featured in our new video, singing for a parish-wide event, and performing for local Lutheran elementary schools. Our seniors and juniors are meeting college representatives during lunch periods and visiting local college campuses for tours. The boys’ basketball team will play a limited schedule this year because of our late start, but their enthusiasm for returning to the court is high!
The last of the hurricane debris was removed from campus yesterday. An engineering firm is currently working to check the foundation on building number one – the building that received the most extensive damage and the first to be renovated. An architectural rendering of the new look for the outside of the building is in front of the school. Hopefully, in early spring, we will be packing up the last of the items in building one and welcoming a construction crew!
Through the donation of an alum family, we have filmed a short video of the school to use for the continued support of our school and recruitment of new students. When the video is complete, we will post it on our website: www.lutheranhighschool.net.
Thanks again for your generosity; it is greatly appreciated. We have a long road ahead, but with the prayers and support we have received from so many Lutheran Churches, schools, and other ministries, we will begin to take the first steps to our new beginning!
In His Service,
Nancy Hernandez Principal,
The Students and Staff of Lutheran High School
Put Your Hands Together Food Ministry, Immanuel, Hillside, Thanks LCC Donors for Support
I want to thank you again for all the support of our food ministry at Immanuel Hillside. We are so grateful to have been able to serve so many needy families during the holiday. On November 23rd, we served 112 families and over 400 individuals and were able to provide complete meal boxes, groceries, beverages, and turkeys to all of them!
Thank you for your continued support that allows us to be the giving hands of Jesus. We appreciate and are grateful for you all. Immanuel Hillside and Put Your Hands Together Ministry looks forward to serving the needy families and ministries through the Northern Illinois District in the New year!
God's Richest Blessings to you!
Pastor John Brazeal, Christ the King Chicago, Is Grateful for Your Donations
On Saturday, December 4, Pastor John Brazeal of Christ the King, Chicago, Illinois, picked up from LCC food donations for the food pantry ministry, donations of musical instruments, school/office supplies for the school, cleaning supplies for the school and church, hygiene kits, rubber boots, quilts, and other items for ministry to the homeless in the tent city.
Thank you to all the donors whose donations filled the pastors SUV. Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus and making possible all the ministry that happens through Christ the King.
Thank you to Federated Foodservice and LCC volunteers for their Support of Christ the King Food Pantry
On Tuesday, December 7, LCC volunteer Bob Desiron picked up the food donation and dropped it off at Christ the King. The food will be added to their food pantry that feeds many families in their community who have been particularly hard-hit this year because of COVID-19, loss of jobs, and rising prices.
Thank you to Federated Foodservice for helping Christ the King serve their community!
Pastor Hesham Shehab, Salam Christian Fellowship, Thanks Donors for Their Generosity
On Tuesday, December 7, Pastor Hesham Shehab, Salam Christian Fellowship, Lombard, Illinois picked up a queen mattress and two twin mattresses, and a check with your donations to help pay the rent for another member of Salam Christian Fellowship.
Thank you for being Jesus to these foreigners among us!
Sergio Otiz, ShowerUp, Thanks LCC for Donations to His Ministry
LCC received the following update from Deaconess Lori Wilbert after she received your generous donations:
Classes at Stateville continue through the mail with the full support of prison staff enabling the work and ministry to continue until they re-open in the Spring of 2022 to community programs and chaplains.
Many thanks to all of the individuals and churches who continue to support this work after 34 years!
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