Lutheran World Relief Quilt and Kit Shipping Fund


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Every year, many Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) groups and individuals join their hearts and hands in sewing mission quilts, making blankets, and assembling personal care, baby care, school, and fabric kits to be distributed to people in need through Lutheran World Relief (LWR). Delivering these materials to people in need is a long and sometimes complex process, involving trucking and rail transportation, warehousing, processing, and overseas shipping. This grant to LWR’s Quilt and Shipping Fund ensures the ability to deliver more than 35,500 quilts each year to our neighbors in need around the world and sustains the ministry that so many LWML members have been a part of for generations.

nullANERA staff sort quilts shipped by LWR for Palestinian refugees from Syria in camps across Lebanon (January 2015).
nullThree women from the Lamjung district who survived the spring April 2015 earthquakes in Nepal hold LWR quilts for their families to help them through the cold nights in temporary shelters.

WHEREAS, Our Lord Jesus Christ, being above all, cared for the poor and fed the hungry, and that God, our Creator and Redeemer, and the Holy Spirit fill us with the desire to care for the hungry, those who thirst and those with nothing; and
WHEREAS, For over 70 years, LWML and Lutheran World Relief have worked together in Christian love to provide for the needs of people worldwide with handmade quilts and kits; and
WHEREAS, These gifts of faith provide Lutherans of all ages a hands-on way to reach out and share the love of Jesus with their furthest neighbors, and in doing so grow in their faith while offering new hope for families worldwide; and
WHEREAS, The Lord watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless (Ps.146:9), and we follow by giving them first priority in receiving these gifts as the intensity of humanitarian needs increases around the world; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the delegates gathered at the 2017 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, vote the sum of $80,000 to fund the Lutheran World Relief Quilt and Kit Shipping.

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nullWomen and children who are part of LWR's dairy project in Peru receive quilts and kits in April 2016. These basic items help families to reallocate limited funds to other necessities as they work to break out of the chains of chronic poverty.
nullWomen and children in Sultan Kudarat, Philippines, who were displaced by armed conflict in the area receive quilts from LWR (January 2015).
nullStaff from LWR's partner, the Christian Council of Tanzania, present an LWR quilt to a resident at the Nunge Home for the Disabled and Elderly near Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. LWML past president Jan Wendorf accompanied LWR on this particular trip (May 2013).


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