The Seeds of Change In Malawi

ELCA World Hunger

Description:In Malawi, more than 70% of the population lives on less than $1.90 per day. Most families rely on their farms for food and income. Walk alongside the Nkhoma family and see your gifts to ELCA World Hunger in action. Together, we’re working to end hunger—for good.

Robyn's Story

ELCA World Hunger

Description:Robyn is a veteran of the U.S. Army and a leader at Cathedral in the Night, an outdoor Christian ministry in Northampton, MA. The ministry provides a meal every Sunday to its community, which includes people experiencing homelessness and poverty. Gifts to ELCA World Hunger recently helped Cathedral in the Night launch a second location.

Shobi's Table

ELCA World Hunger

Description:The opportunity to serve and be served, a nutritious meal, and a time of prayer are what is offered weekly at Shobi’s Table—a food truck that serves people experiencing homelessness in St. Paul, Minnesota. Community is at the heart of Shobi’s Table’s mission. Meet the team at Shobi’s Table as they work to bring food and community to our sisters and brothers in St. Paul—work that would not be possible without your support of ELCA World Hunger.

Saroj's Story

ELCA World Hunger

Description:Saroj was one of the first women in her village in India to learn about the smokeless cook stove. The stove gives women 12 to 16 hours back each week, time that is traditionally spent gathering wood. Through the Tripti Project, a program supported by your gifts to ELCA World Hunger, Saroj is receiving education and training on nutrition, sanitation and hygiene, and safe cooking practices. Meet Saroj and hear more about how the project is using education to meet the unique needs of this village and helping to make in-home smokeless stoves a reality.

Kenneth's Story

ELCA World Hunger

Description:Lord of Life supports ELCA World Hunger with prayers and special offerings. Your gifts to ELCA World Hunger impact the lives of millions of people around the world.A job training program at Cross Lutheran Church in Milwaukee helps Kenneth find work, community, and self-worth.

Make a Joyful Noise

Lord of Life Lutheran Church

Description:Please enjoy this video of the choir performing "Walking On High Places" on May 3, 2015, at the concert celebrating our new grand piano! With pianist Robert Lind and music director Susan Dennis.

Walk for Water

ELCA World Hunger

Description:The goal of "Walk for Water" is to raise $500,000 for ELCA World Hunger-supported water projects around the world. Through these gifts, local communities will be equipped to provide water for drinking and growing crops, sanitation and hygiene, as well as ongoing health education, training, and maintenance. Together we can make a difference—creating healthier families, stronger economies, and a future filled with hope.

What Does the ELCA Mean to You?

God's Work. Our Hands.

Description:“Always Being Made New” is a fundraising campaign created by the ELCA to support its core missions, but the phrase is about more than money. What does your church mean to you? The answers are many: Worship. Praise. Family. Fellowship. Grace. Belonging. Caring. Serving. Growing. Forgiveness. Togetherness. Purpose. Love. Watch this short video to see how others responded to the question.

Ebola Outbreak

Lutheran Disaster Response

Description:In working to help contain the Ebola outbreak, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is committed to supporting the response efforts of partners and Lutheran companion churches in Africa. Find out more at www.elca.org.

El Salvador 2013

El Salvador

Description:In July 2013, three members of Lord of Life traveled to El Salvador. Julie, Julie, and Ben came home with lots of special memories to share! Please enjoy this video recap of some of the highlights of their trip, including a visit to the Hope House, meeting Bishop Gomez, working on the foundation of what will be Señor de la Vida's very own church, and making new friends!

Love Is Still a Worthy Cause

El Salvador

Description:Lord of Life has been in partnership with the Lutheran church in El Salvador for many years. Members of Lord of Life who have journeyed to El Salvador have met new friends and formed lasting relationships with our brothers and sisters there. What are we doing in El Salvador? What are we trying to accomplish? How will a trip to El Salvador change your life? This video from the 2011 summer delegation answers those questions and more.

Our Love Crosses Borders

El Salvador

Description:Recent fundraising efforts on the part of Lord of Life have made possible the purchase of a piece of land in Colón, El Salvador, that one day will be the site of a new church! Our sister congregation in El Salvador has no building in which to worship. The people of Señor de la Vida currently meet outside a member’s home. Now they have taken the first step toward making the dream of having their own church come true! Watch the video to find out more.

A Place at the Table

Bread for the World

Description:How is it possible that people in this country continue to go hungry, despite our abundance of food?A Place at the Table, a new eye-opening documentary, answers that question through the lives of three people. Barbie, a young Philadelphia mother, fights to make ends meet and break the cycle of poverty. Rosie, an imaginative fifth-grader, tries to distract her mind from hunger pangs as she learns and grows in rural Colorado. And Tremonica, a sunny Mississippi second-grader, struggles with health problems caused by the poor nutritional value of the food that her mother can afford. Their stories reveal the depth of the hunger crisis in America and the factors that drive it.The film also shows that we have made progress against hunger in the past—and that we can do it again.

John's Story

Bread for the World

Description:John's story follows a single father in the Chicago suburbs who lost his middle-class job during the recession and is now piecing together income and food resources to provide for his family.

Diko Marie's Story

ELCA World Hunger

Description:Lord of Life supports ELCA World Hunger with prayers and special offerings. Your gifts to ELCA World Hunger impact the lives of millions of people around the world.Years ago, Diko and her family had no alternative but to drink from contaminated water sources. Now, with access to clean water, Diko is stronger, healthier, and enjoying a better quality of life.

Harold and Debra's Story

ELCA World Hunger

Description:Lord of Life supports ELCA World Hunger with prayers and special offerings. Your gifts to ELCA World Hunger impact the lives of millions of people around the world.Struggling with homelessness, Debra and Harold found food, shelter, and so much more when they walked through the doors of a local Lutheran congregation.

Jim Freeman's Story

ELCA World Hunger

Description:Lord of Life supports ELCA World Hunger with prayers and special offerings. Your gifts to ELCA World Hunger impact the lives of millions of people around the world.At 88 years old, Jim counts on home-delivered meals, visiting nurses, and volunteers to stay healthy and free from hunger.

The Kafley Family Story

ELCA World Hunger

Description:Lord of Life supports ELCA World Hunger with prayers and special offerings. Your gifts to ELCA World Hunger impact the lives of millions of people around the world.Watch the Kafley family get a fresh start after living as refugees for 18 years.

The Lingson Family Story

ELCA World Hunger

Description:Lord of Life supports ELCA World Hunger with prayers and special offerings. Your gifts to ELCA World Hunger impact the lives of millions of people around the world.How can goats change a village? Watch as gifts of livestock help the Lingson family end hunger.

Virginia Quispe's Story

ELCA World Hunger

Description:Lord of Life supports ELCA World Hunger with prayers and special offerings. Your gifts to ELCA World Hunger impact the lives of millions of people around the world.Watch as a microloan helps Virginia expand her small business and provide for her family.

2014: Malawi

ELCA Malaria Campaign

Description:Since the start of the ELCA Malaria Campaign, ELCA members and our companions overseas have already seen a reduction in the number of deaths from this preventable, treatable disease. We are a church that believes God is calling us into the world together. Working though Lutheran partners in Africa, the ELCA Malaria Campaign is uniquely positioned to help eliminate deaths from this disease—for good.Lord of Life is supporting the ELCA Malaria Campaign in an effort to contain malaria by 2015.

2014: Zambia

ELCA Malaria Campaign

Description:For many years, the ELCA has been supporting clinics and programs in Africa that provide health care. Now, through the ELCA Malaria Campaign, we are focusing on malaria with new intensity. By joining hands with Lutheran partners in 13 African countries, we are becoming part of the global movement to make malaria history.Malaria is preventable and treatable. Lord of Life is supporting the ELCA Malaria Campaign in an effort to contain malaria by 2015.

We Can't Do It On Our Own

ELCA Malaria Campaign

Description:A child dies from malaria every 30 seconds. Today we have an opportunity to turn this around. Working though Lutheran churches in Africa, the ELCA Malaria Campaign is uniquely positioned to provide mosquito nets, insecticides, medication, health care, education, and more to help eliminate deaths from this disease—for good.Malaria is preventable and treatable. Lord of Life is supporting the ELCA Malaria Campaign in an effort to contain malaria by 2015.

40th Anniversary Celebration

Lord of Life Lutheran Church

Description:On May 6, 2012, our congregation celebrated its 40th anniversary with a festive luncheon. Special guests were honored, members had an opportunity to catch up with old friends, and we were treated to the debut of the video you see here. Enjoy this retrospective of Lord of Life's first 40 years!