Lutheran World Relief

  1. As Santosh Gurung (pictured below) worked the fields of his farm in Paaudukharka, near the town of Gorkha, Nepal, on April 25, 2015, he was separated from his wife and their toddler son by nearly 100 miles of mountains and valleys while they visited relatives in Kathmandu. Santosh’s home was one of the half million [...]


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  2. Syria’s Eastern Ghouta region is in the midst of an ongoing humanitarian crisis. The region is already struggling under the weight of decades of fighting. Now a suspected chemical attack in the suburb of Douma has international tensions heightened even more. Lutheran World Relief is working with partners on the ground to mount a response [...]


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  3. God saved Mosul. Islamic State all but destroyed it. Today, Lutheran World Relief and its supporters throughout the United States are rejuvenating lives in the city once known as Nineveh – the one Jonah was sent to save almost three thousand years ago – one traumatized child and one surviving adult at a time.Days after [...]


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  4. “The poor shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the LORD. May your hearts live forever!” – Psalm 22:26 Good Friday is the darkest day of the Christian year. Many of us literally turn the lights out in our sanctuaries and drape the altar in black. It’s the day we encounter [...]


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  5. More than 2 million people from South Sudan have fled from their homes in search of safe haven from war, violence and widespread food shortages. And thousands more are being driven out of Ethiopia due to conflict. You are responding to the needs of these families at their most desperate time. The Palabek refugee settlement [...]


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