A Tremendous Opportunity to Love New American...

December 15, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

On Dec. 5, 2017, employees from Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) unloaded thousands of essential household items from a 17-foot long moving truck. These items—which included 3,772 rolls of toilet paper, 1,329 packages of toothbrushes and toothpaste, 540 bars of soap, 406 large laundry detergent bottles and scores of shampoo bottles, bundles of paper towels, […]

 

Building Hope and Confidence in a Latino Cong...

December 14, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Editor’s Note: To celebrate the announcement of the 2017 Kaleidoscope Fund grant recipients, we are sharing the 2016 recipient’s stories over the next two months. See all 2016 stories here as they are published. -LCEF Editorial Team Trinity Lutheran Church, Portland, Ore., was reeling. After a long battle with brain cancer, their beloved pastor, Rev. Miguel Francisco Luna, was […]

 

How the Hopeless Are Hearing about Christ in ...

December 11, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Editor’s Note: To celebrate the announcement of the 2017 Kaleidoscope Fund grant recipients, we are sharing the 2016 recipient’s stories over the next two months. See all 2016 stories here as they are published. -LCEF Editorial Team Lionel Cebreros, a brawny, playful man with a big smile, was working in the back of the God Cares About You—East Albuquerque […]

 

Caring for the Needs of the Embattled Church ...

December 7, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Editor’s Note: To celebrate the announcement of the 2017 Kaleidoscope Fund grant recipients, we are sharing the 2016 recipient’s stories over the next two months. See all 2016 stories here as they are published. -LCEF Editorial Team “Who is a bigger enemy to the devil than the preacher of the Word and Sacrament?” asks Rev. Dr. Carlos Hernandez, Director, […]

 

First-Time Homebuyers Find Understanding Lend...

December 5, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Back in 2008, Rev. Kenneth (Ken) and Rachel Bomberger were not the kind of mortgage prospects a loan officer would find impressive. Ken had just graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind., and was headed to Walker, Mich., to accept the call to pastor Mount Olive Lutheran Church. He had several student loans […]

 

Recognizing the Sacrifice and Service of Chap...

December 4, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Editor’s Note: To celebrate the announcement of the 2017 Kaleidoscope Fund grant recipients, we are sharing the 2016 recipient’s stories over the next two months. See all 2016 stories here as they are published. -LCEF Editorial Team “Our wives feel left behind and forgotten,” wrote Chaplain Scott L. Shields. A sentiment shared by dozens of other chaplains […]