This past Friday, Pastors Phil Robarge and Walter Ramirez of Tabor Lutheran Church in Chicago, Illinois, stopped by the LCC office to pick up twenty handmade quilts from the Cut & Sew Quilters of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Lemont, Illinois, five handmade quilts from the Galloping Horses Quilters of St. John Lutheran Church in Huntley, Illinois, and fifty three-piece sets of towels from the Habitat Restore of Arlington Heights, Illinois.
All these donations will be handed out to Hispanic migrants from South America coming to the United States, fleeing crime, poverty, and persecution and yearning to be free. Tabor is demonstrating Christian love and compassion and sharing with these folks the true source of freedom and peace found only in Jesus Christ.
Thank you all for being the hands and feet of Jesus and making this ministry possible.
UPDATE: Young Widowed Mom Welcomes Sixth Child Thank you for Your Generous Support of This Family in Need
LCC received the following update from Pastor Doug Warmann of Trinity Lutheran Church in Roselle, Illinois, on the young widowed mom of six children that the congregation has been assisting.
Dear Christian friends:
God is so good! We asked for your prayers as the widowed mother of five children gave birth to her sixth child. Although the mother initially had some health concerns herself, she did well with the delivery of her child and had a healthy baby boy in March. The other five kids have warmly welcomed their new baby brother and are adjusting to his presence in their home. He is a happy baby and growing up very quickly. We look forward to his baptism in July.
Thank you for your generous support for her family as their family finances continue to be a challenge! The mother has been on maternity leave from work but will need to return soon. She has applied for social security assistance but is waiting to receive benefits for her children. God has brought many wonderful people to help her through this time, including a nanny who comes in the morning several days each week to provide assistance with her children. Please pray that the nanny will be able to continue with the family for the long term.
While most of the children have been healthy, the oldest boy has had tests and gone into the hospital several times for a medical issue that may eventually require surgery. The mother is also trying to find a van or SUV that will make it easier to transport the children and remains on the lookout for a new home to accommodate her new addition.
Your prayers and financial support have been a tremendous encouragement to this young family! Thank you so much for your generosity! As the Lord leads, we invite your continued prayers and support for them.
Pastor Doug Warmann,
Trinity Lutheran Church, Roselle, Illinois
On Wednesday, May 17, the first delivery of furniture was made to the new Hospitality House at Living Christ Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Partnering with LCC, the Hospitality House at Living Christ is the second Hospitality House in the Chicagoland area. On April 1, 2022, the Hospitality House at Trinity Galewood welcomed its first family.
In response to the critical need for short-term emergency housing, Living Christ Lutheran Church of Arlington Heights started a new Hospitality Ministry by converting their vacant parsonage into a Hospitality House. The fully furnished Hospitality House will provide safe, short-term, affordable housing for families in transition or in crisis. Through this new Hospitality Ministry, the congregation is looking forward to “rebuilding families in crisis” by providing hope, and a safe place to live, all the while sharing the gospel message of Jesus.
Pastor Harder of Living Christ hopes to welcome the first family in the new house in the upcoming weeks. Thank you to all the donors and volunteers that are making this ministry possible.
Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Church in Palatine, Illinois, Thanks LCC Donors for Helping to Finish Building a New Orphanage for Children in Ukraine