Lutheran World Relief

  1. In Nicaragua, your support is bringing much-needed youth into the coffee supply chain by training and employing them as coffee promoters who help farmers grow high-quality beans. Read how visiting this project changed one LWR staff member's perception of hardship and happiness. [...]


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  2. Make no mistake about it – 2017 was an eventful year. Food crisis in South Sudan, flash floods in India and Nepal, devastating hurricanes in the Caribbean. Thanks to your generous support,  Lutheran World Relief has been able to respond to these emergencies while continuing to work to improve the lives of families living in [...]


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  3. Advent. Season of waiting. Season of hope. Season of peace. Maybe. I’m not sure about that last one. Maybe even the last two. It’s hard work these days to align our minds, bodies and spirits with the deeper themes of this brief season of the liturgical year in the midst of so much noise, hustle [...]


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  4. Giving Tuesday is the end of a string of themed days after Thanksgiving that kick off the holiday season. This year, we decided to do a little something different to celebrate this day devoted to giving. We’re hosting our very first LWR Goat-a-Thon! What’s an LWR Goat-a-Thon? On Giving Tuesday, November 28, we’ll be talking [...]


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  5. As of the writing of this blog post, it’s been two months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, bringing heavy rains and wind that have left millions without electricity, access to safe water, and other basic necessities. With the support of people like you, LWR is responding in the Adjuntas municipality of Puerto Rico by [...]


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