New Early Childhood Center Expands Reach into...

September 9, 2016 | Posted by LCEF

Despite adding on three times in the last 26 years, Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church in Black Hawk, South Dakota, faced a familiar problem.

 

Laborers Lend a Helping Hand to Helping Hand ...

August 18, 2016 | Posted by LCEF

East St. Louis, Illinois, is a community with a shrinking economic base where more than 33% of households are below the poverty level. A grant from Lutheran Housing Support (LHS) will enable Unity Lutheran Church there, and its partner—the Lansdowne Community Initiative—to assist at least eight homeowners with critical home repairs. A Laborers For Christ […]

 

Pastor Appreciates Laborers For Christ ‘Val...

August 12, 2016 | Posted by LCEF

Zion Lutheran Church, in Gordonville, Missouri, will soon have an office where people can talk conveniently and privately with their pastor and an accessible restroom that doesn’t require scaling a flight of stairs. These improvements “have been needed for a long time,” but “they’re also probably pushing the congregation to the limit,” says the Rev. […]

 

Retired Laborers’ Encouragement Leads to Ne...

July 12, 2016 | Posted by LCEF

Jim Bouvin and Marvin Duensing may be retired from LCEF’s Laborers For Christ on paper, but both men continue to actively support the ministry–including in their own congregations. Laborers are working with members at St. John Lutheran Church, building a new worship facility in Lexington, Kentucky, where Bouvin and his wife, Carol are members. “I […]

 

Couple’s Attitude Inspires Fellow Labor...

April 20, 2016 | Posted by LCEF

When Jerry Kolke told his wife that he joined LCEF’s Laborers For Christ after years of brushing shoulders with the “building for eternity” ministry, Karen didn’t beat around the bush. “What took you so long?” she asked. After reading about the new Laborers For Christ partnership with Bethesda Lutheran Communities, Jerry, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, […]

 

Bethesda First Laborers Project for La. Coupl...

March 25, 2016 | Posted by LCEF

Pair Follows Uncle’s Encouragement to Serve “Just try it once and see.” That’s what Jim Gerike’s uncle often told Jim and his wife, Gail, about participating in LCEF’s Laborers For Christ. “He spoke so highly of Laborers and was so encouraged by it. He knew that once we started working with fellow Christians like this, […]