Sharing Big Heart for Little Ones

August 18, 2016 | Posted by Joe Russo

You don’t talk long with Arleen Bohlmann before the conversation turns to children. “I’ve felt such blessings,” says this former kindergarten teacher who continues to share her big heart for little ones as coordinator for LCEF’s Young Investors (Y.I.) Club at Bethany Lutheran Church Waynesboro, Virginia. Those blessings include the two preschools Arleen helped start […]


Laborers Lend a Helping Hand to Helping Hand ...

| Posted by Joe Russo

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 […]


God’s Pantry Serves Millionth Meal

July 13, 2016 | Posted by Joe Russo

As she left the weekly food pantry at Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Palm Bay, Florida, a woman overheard a young mother waiting in line say she hoped milk was still available because her baby needed it. Knowing that the supply was dwindling, the woman who had already completed her shopping handed her gallon jug […]


Retired Laborers’ Encouragement Leads to Ne...

July 12, 2016 | Posted by Joe Russo

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 […]