Friends of Redeemer Friday I LWR
This week Mission Outreach would like to profile our mission partner, Lutheran World Relief.
Founded by Lutherans in the United States at the end of World War II, grounded in Lutheran theology and building on decades of experience, Lutheran World Relief tackles global poverty by helping people adapt to the challenges that threaten their livelihoods and well-being. LWR and its partners focus on agriculture, because farming is the single largest source of income and jobs for poor rural households in the world. They work to protect agricultural assets against climate change and improve resilience to floods and droughts. LWR also responds to natural disasters, working with vulnerable communities to help rebuild and to avoid or prepare for future disasters. Their goal is to help people build self‐sufficiency and create new community‐owned approaches to problem‐solving that will last long after our projects end.
We at Redeemer regularly engage in the work of LWR, for example by making quilts and school kits. And as Vicar Karl recently demonstrated, Redeemer is helping LWR reach its goal of making 75,000 masks for people in need.
Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, LWR and its partners are continuing their work around the world. LWR’s strategic partner, IMA World Health, is building on its experience with the Ebola epidemic, and is helping improve preparedness to respond to the coronavirus throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
LWR’s mission statement is: “Affirming God’s love for all people, we work with Lutherans and partners around the world to end poverty, injustice and human suffering.”
You can visit the LWR website for more information on their work, ways to engage, and how you can help.