Your Generous Donations Bring J.O.Y. to the Children of Our Savior, Buffalo, New York, After Tragedy
Thanks to your generous donations, Our Savior Lutheran Church in Buffalo, New York was able to host Camp J.O.Y. (Jesus, Others, Yourself), a 6-week day camp focused on spiritual and developmental growth, bringing stability and growth to children affected by the tragic Tops Supermarket shooting on May 14th.
Visit with LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Abraham (Trinity - Hicksville, New York)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Abraham (Trinity - Hicksville, New York) visited Camp J.O.Y. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Buffalo, New York.
Camp J.O.Y. is serving this community by teaching the children not only life skills but the love of God. They are each given breakfast before starting their day filled with prayer, arts and crafts, reading, and community service.
Our Savior is just a few short blocks from the Tops Supermarket shooting, and many of the children were affected in one way, shape, or form, so to have a place to go that’s positive and uplifting for them is what they need.
During their visit, the team met Barbara Glover, Church President at Our Savior Lutheran Church who is the founder and director of Camp J.O.Y.
Please prayerfully consider continuing to support Camp J.O.Y. as they seek to bring Jesus to the community of Buffalo, New York.
Thanks to your generous donations, our Mission Partner, Ministry in Mission, was able to bring Vacation Bible School opportunity for hundreds of children in Haiti. It was a great success and gave these children a chance to learn about Jesus and His love for them. In addition, meals were provided. For many of these children, the meal they receive at VBS is their one meal for the day.
Due to the current socio-political situation in Haiti, guest speakers spoke with the children via Zoom for Bible Study throughout the week. Tim Hetzner led the session on Friday, July 29.
Click on the link to watch a thank you video from Pastor Marky Kessa: https://fb.watch/eC2tZnJ-5h/
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Your Generous Donations Help Breakfast with Baby Provide Much-Needed Baby Items for Struggling Families
This past Friday, Tom Farruggia, with the Breakfast With Baby Ministry of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Carol Stream, Illinois, came to the LCC Headquarters in Northbrook to pick up a rocking chair and a check with your donations for the ministry.
The ministry began four years ago and is growing in leaps and bounds. During COVID, Breakfast with Baby stayed open and adapted so they could continue to serve the families in their community. They transitioned from in-person shopping and a hot breakfast for the family to recipient families placing their order online before the designated pick-up date. The plan is to open once again as soon as possible for in-person shopping and serving a hot breakfast for the families.
On average, this year, they serve 60 to 80 families a month; however, there have been two times where they served over one hundred families in one month.
To learn more about Breakfast with Baby, check out their Facebook page:
Please prayerfully consider donating to help Breakfast with Baby serve families in their community.
LCC Ministry Partners Benefit from Put Your Hands Together Food Pantry, Immanuel, Hillside, Food Distribution
On July 8, Put Your Hands Together Food Ministry (PYHT) at Immanuel, Hillside, Illinois, hosted a food distribution day.
Five LCC ministry partners stopped by to pick up food for their communities: Immanuel, Des Plaines; Pastor Jason Pankau of Chicago Hope Church; Dawn with Breakfast With Baby; St. Paul, Oak Lawn; and the newest partner, Pastor Keith Kinslow of Chatham Fields, Chicago.
Pastor Keith provided food for his community for the first time, and shared some pictures from his distribution at Chatham Fields.
Your Donations Helped Make a House a Home
Ron heard of LCC through a friend and asked if we had some furniture he could use to fill his empty house.
LCC staff member John worked with Ron on the Items Free for the Asking page on the Lutheran Church Charities website and was able to find enough items Ron could use. LCC volunteer Bob Desiron delivered the items to Ron's house.
Ron wants to thank Lutheran Church Charities and all those who donated the items that have allowed him to make a house a home.