Our prayers continue to be answered, and the need for prayer grows.
Would you consider joining our team of Prayer Warriors?
Volunteer to be a Prayer Warrior!
You do NOT have to commit to a time – just commit to pray each day!
The staff of Cumbernauld Village, Winfield, Kansas, is doing much better, and many of them are back to work. Your prayers are making a difference!
Ruth, who is103 years old, is on the road to a full recovery!
Larry, who is immunocompromised, has returned home from the hospital and is on the road to recovery.
Submit your prayer requests!
If you experience difficulty submitting names or signing up to pray, please call 800-524-5464.
Designate Your Thrivent Choice Dollars by March 31st
Grant funding from Thrivent Financial through its Thrivent Choice® program can help support organizations you care about - like Lutheran Church Charities. Don't let Choice Dollars expire. Eligible Thrivent Financial members who have available Choice Dollars® have until March 31, 2021, to direct them. Don't miss this opportunity to recommend that Thrivent Financial provide outreach funding to Lutheran Church Charities.
CLICK HERE to learn more or call 800-847-4836 and say "Thrivent Choice" after the prompt.
Thrivent Action Team Cards
Through the Thrivent programs, you are eligible to receive grant dollars, fee-free donations, and support from Thrivent Action Team service projects.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Thrivent Action Teams.
As always, thank you for all of your generous support - it makes a difference! If you would like to hear more about LCC ministry opportunities, which would benefit from an Action Team Card, please contact Tim Laabs at tlaabs@LutheranChurchCharities.org or (224) 443-4223, or Nikki Deacon at firstname.lastname@example.org or (224) 500-3248.
Help us share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Lutheran Church Charities sends your donations to Haiti through our Haiti Mission Partners, who use them towards critical items needed to help save and improve the lives of the people of Haiti.
Here are the most critical needs:
Please prayerfully consider making a monetary donation to enable Lutheran Church Charities to continue to send funds to Haiti.
Four Homes of Mercy is a Christian run home for the emotionally and physically disabled children (many of whom are orphans) and adults in the poor area of Bethany, Israel - the very location where Jesus always stayed when he came to Jerusalem (home of Lazarus, Mary, and Martha, and Simon the Leper).
Most of the employees receive no income but volunteer their services and time. They are always in desperate need of resources to care for those who cannot care for themselves.
Here are the most critical needs:
LAST YEAR alone in the United States, there were 22 major disasters from flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and fires
To respond and help people – you need to be certified/credentialed – all of which LCC does
Consider taking LCC’s Online Disaster Response Training (L.E.R.T.)
To better manage volunteers and resources, FEMA has developed a guideline on credentialing volunteers for large-scale disasters. The federal guidelines indicate that volunteers responding to a disaster should be trained and certified. LCC is providing LCMS disaster response training for Lutheran Early Response Teams (L.E.R.T.). Should a disaster strike, these teams would be put on call and may be asked to deploy in 72 hours or less to the disaster site. This training will prepare a team member for credentialing and will focus on the safety, work, and ministry of Lutherans as Early Responders.
The registration cost for new L.E.R.T. volunteers is $35.00. As a refresher to update your ID, the cost is only $15.00.
NEW: Online Basic L.E.R.T. Training
This online LCMS Basic L.E.R.T. training is geared towards responding to a disaster with Lutheran Church Charities in the Northern Illinois District or wherever we are invited to serve nationwide.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
For the online training, you will receive a letter with instructions to access the portal to view the Basic L.E.R.T. training sessions.
Upon verification of watching and completing all Basic L.E.R.T. training sessions and quizzes, LCC will then send your DR manual, badge, your personal certificate, and vest.
If your church is interested in hosting a Basic L.E.R.T. Training or if you have any questions, contact the LCC Disaster Response team at DRAdmin@LutheranChurchCharities.org or 866-455-6466.