LCC Thanks Immanuel Lutheran Church in Freeport, Illinois, for Donating Their L.E.R.T. Trailer to LCC Disaster Response
LCC is very appreciative of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Freeport, Illinois, for donating their L.E.R.T. trailer for LCC use. Immanuel Lutheran in Freeport was pleased to donate the L.E.R.T. trailer for LCC to serve more people around the country during disasters. Pictured are Gary Popp, Chairman of Board of Trustees, Jerry Abramowski, Chairman of the Board of Properties, and Jim Moss, Immanuel member. LCC staff member Wayne Kolweier accepted the generous donation.
I want to extend my sincere gratitude to everyone who has given support to this family. It is truly a great blessing, and we praise the Lord God that He is providing amidst a deeply difficult time. Because of your generosity, they were able to pay off the outstanding loan on their car. They have also been able to pay many of the outstanding medical bills. They have been truly blessed by your love and support.
Pastor Don Love
Faith, Merrill & St. John Lutheran Church, Hamburg, Wisconsin
If you are so moved, please prayerfully consider continuing to support this family as they cope with the loss of their husband/father while trying to manage the many financial burdens they face. Their strong faith rests in the promises and hope of Jesus Christ.
On Tuesday, July 6, LCC delivered your donations to Christ the King Lutheran Church & School, Chicago, Illinois, for tuition assistance. Pastor John Brazeal and Principal Geri Brazeal are grateful for your support. Your donations enable the dedicated staff to continue ministry-based teaching and quality education for the children they serve.
Please prayerfully consider continuing to support the ongoing ministry of Christ the King as they serve their community.
On Thursday, June 24, Carol Anderson and Lois Anderson (members of Immanuel, Elmhurst) from St. John's Mission Quilters of St. John Lutheran Church in Lombard, Illinois, delivered 25 quilts to be given out to survivors of recent disasters.
In addition, a donation of two area rugs was delivered to the Kids Pantry in Mount Prospect, Illinois.
On Friday, June 25, Pastor Karim Yaghleji and his wife Anna picked up a donation of a washer and dryer.
Your Donations Delivered to St. Mark’s in St. Charles, Illinois, for Mother of Three in Desperate Need of Financial Assistance
Last Wednesday, LCC Staff member Sean McAdams delivered a check of your donations to Pastor Krueger of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in St. Charles, Illinois. LCC has received the following update from St Mark’s:
Thank you so much for your unbelievable generosity! You have been able to help this family keep the utilities on and so much more. This mom is looking to go back to school in the fall to get an early childhood education degree. She said she has always wanted to work with kids and prays she is able to get that degree and begin a career in early childhood education. Having been a stay-at-home mom for the past 11 years, she is nervous but excited at the thought of accomplishing that dream. We give thanks and praise to God for Lutheran Church Charities and all who give generously for the needs they are able to identify in our communities. Thank you all for being the hands and feet of Jesus for this family. God bless you all!
We also received this Thank You to the donors from the mom:
I can’t even begin to thank you enough for all your generosity. I am humbled and brought to tears by all the support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! God bless you all.
Thank you to all that have donated. The need for this family is great and ongoing. If so moved, please consider a donation to help this mother provide for her family.
Your Donations Delivered to Pastor Hesham Shehab, Salam Christian Fellowship,
for a New Member Needing Extensive Dental Work
Your Donations Delivered to Put Your Hands Together Food Ministry
On Friday, June 11, LCC delivered your donations to Put Your Hands Together Food Ministry (PYHT) that provides food supplies to churches and ministries that operate food pantries or provide food programs that serve the community and cannot afford to be part of the Illinois Food Bank or the Chicago Food Depository.
Over the past year, this ministry has grown from serving eight congregations or ministry partners to a list of over fifty congregations and ministries that come and stock up on the food they need for their ministries.
Our PYHT food distribution on Friday was a huge success, even with countless unpredictable things going on around us! One thing we know we can always count on is our good Lord always providing for His servants and using their great talents for His glory. Thank you for enabling us to continue to serve Him by helping us out with the fundraisers and donations. We are truly grateful and overwhelmed with joy. We look forward to continuing to spread the joy and abundance of food to all who are in need, especially all the awesome Ministries that support each other around the districts.
Director, Put Your Hands Together Food Ministry
Immanuel, Hillside, Illinois
Your Donations Delivered to Pastor Steve Kass
for the Family in Faith Neighborhood Food Pantry
Your Donations Delivered to Pastor Karim Yaghleji,
Voice of Hope Mission, for Video Equipment
Thank You to LCC Volunteers for Assisting Grace Lutheran Church, Northbrook, Illinois,
to Help Furnish a Single Mom’s Apartment
Last week Pastor Bob Etheridge, John Chalberg, and Bruce Holm Sr. from Grace Lutheran Church, Northbrook, Illinois, picked up a donation of household items for the Walker family. Thank you to LCC volunteers Bob Desiron, Rich Habegger, Mike Calato, and Nanita's boyfriend Rob Gossett for assisting with the delivery.
Your Donation of a Snowblower Delivered to Christ the King, Chicago, Illinois
Your Donations Sent to Asirvadh Ashram Children’s Home in India
Through your generous donations, LCC has been sending support to the Asirvadh Ashram Children’s Home in India for 20 years. We recently received this update and pictures from Joan Khalil, President of Asirvadh Children's Home:
It is so very nice to know that you remember our children. The home is going on as strongly as ever. Because of COVID-19, the government has put in place a lot of new rules and restrictions. Some of the children were sent to their relatives. We provided rice, lentils, oil, and so on every ten days to them and got the older ones to come back in because of the exams. Eventually, they all started to come back. We are trying our best and taking care of these children. Believe me, it is not always easy to do this, but I feel it is a privilege to care for them, especially in this situation.
Our thanks to the faithful donors for their support for these children. We pray for you always.
Serving the Almighty,
President of Asirvadh Children's Home
A Special Thank You to LCC Volunteers for Helping with the LCC Flower Gardens
A special thank you to the following LCC volunteers who have spent this past week and a half helping with the weeding of the LCC flower gardens: Mike Calato, Sue Kinyon, Kim Lovett, Nancy Smith, Terry Styka, Dede Thut, and Frank Vicari.
Your donation of time and labor has changed the outdoor face of LCC Headquarters. There is still more work to be done as we redesign and redo the landscaping around the building. If you can help, contact Dianna Bonfield at email@example.com for more details.
Your Donations Delivered to Voice of Hope Prison Ministry, Joliet, Illinois
On Friday, May 28, LCC delivered your donations for Voice of Hope Prison Ministry, Joliet, Illinois, to Deaconess Lori Wilbert. Lori sent the following update on her work at Stateville:
Many thanks for continuing to remember Voice of Hope Behind the Wall ministry at Stateville Prison. The ministry was given permission to proceed even after Stateville closed last March to outside programs due to Covid.
Special permission was given by the Assistant Warden of programs last May that allowed me to mail in-class readings and assignments to each of the men in my class. Each week I mail a packet of work to my students in the Houses of Healing class, and the following week a designated staff person picks it up from the cell houses and sends it back. This process has been in place for over a year now.
The facility plans to open again to general programming from the community in the coming months. In addition to the class, I also send out devotional materials to six other prisons in Illinois where former students have transferred. The mailings and class are much appreciated by those I serve.
Thanks again and God’s Blessing,
Deaconess Lori Wilbert
Thank you to all of our generous donors who support this important ministry.
Your Donations Delivered to Pastor Hesham Shehab, Salam Christian Fellowship, Lombard, Illinois, to Help People in Need from the Muslim Community
On Thursday, May 27, your donations were delivered to Pastor Hesham Shehab of Salam Christian Fellowship in Lombard, Illinois, to be used in his ministry to help people in need from the Muslim community he introduces Jesus to.
Your donations helped cover medical bills for a Christian refugee family (the need has been met), provided rent assistance for a single mom in need, helped purchase Arabic bibles and helped with dental work costs for a new Salam Christian fellowship member. That need is still current due to additional work that had to be done.
Please prayerfully consider donating to show mercy and compassion to a fellow Christian in need.
LCC Thanks Volunteers for Their Assistance Provided to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Des Plaines, Illinois, Upon Closing
This past week LCC finished the assistance they provided Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Des Plaines, Illinois, as it closed.
A special thank you to the following LCC volunteers who came out Tuesday, Thursday, and Memorial Day to load and deliver donations that Good Shepherd shared with other ministries:
Your Donations Delivered to St. Mark’s, Illinois, for Mother of Three in Desperate Need of Financial Assistance
LCC Delivers Your Donations to Christ the King, Chicago, Illinois
Last week, LCC delivered your donations for the roof repair and school tuition assistance to Christ the King, Chicago, Illinois. We received this note from Geri Brazeal, Principal, Christ the King Lutheran School:
The Lord is always on time, and the generosity of the many people who support Lutheran Church Charities and the work they do is amazing. We bring our students in live by pods. Morgan and Amiyah made a thank you card for LCC. They came into violin practice and told Ms. Tay that she could not take the picture until they stood in the front.
Bless all of you who help us make a better way for these kids who struggle with many obstacles.
God Bless you all,
Please consider a gift to support the ongoing ministry of Christ the King as they continue to serve and reach out to their community.
Your Donations Delivered to Redeeming Life Outreach Ministries for the Development and Support of the New Maternity Home in the LCMS Northern Illinois District
Last week, LCC President/CEO Tim Hetzner and LCC staff member Dianna Bonfield presented Sheryl DeWitt, Executive Director of Redeeming Life Outreach Ministries, with donations for the development and support of the new maternity home in the LCMS Northern Illinois District.
Sheryl DeWitt, Executive Director of Redeeming Life Outreach Ministries, spent the week in the LCMS Northern Illinois District meeting with individual pastors, congregations, and donors across the district. In between those visits, Sheryl met with the recently appointed project manager, Jaclyn Deutsch of Bethany Lutheran Church, Naperville, and the project team members: Linda Arnold of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lisle, and LCC’s Director of Volunteers, Dianna Bonfield. Key to the progress of the development were her meetings with Dale Hertel of Zion Lutheran Church, Marengo, a retired general contractor who is volunteering his time drawing up the renovation plans for the maternity home.
Thank you to Pastor Mark Frusti from Faith Lutheran Church in Carpentersville, Illinois, who graciously arranged for a meet and greet breakfast for supporters of the maternity home and the first project team meeting.
LCC Connects Immanuel Lutheran, Palatine with Ministries and Civic Programs to Help Deliver Food to People in Need