In Kosovo, Lrije lost her husband, farm, house, cows, tractor and car due to war. The Lutheran World Federation, which receives help from the ELCA World Hunger Appeal , gave Lrije’s family 10 sheep to raise for the wool. It also started a women’s center in her village and taught people to weave. Lrije makes wool carpets to sell and earns a regular income to support her family.
Lrije’s story is one of many that can be read at the hunger appeal’s Web site as part of its God’s Global Barnyard project. The site also provides resources for children, fundraising ideas, coloring pages and the chance to buy a symbolic gift of a goat, pig, chick or other animal.
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? At Messiah Lutheran Church, Lyndhurst, Ohio, it was the chicken—a lot of them.
|Chickens—of the paper variety and the breathing kind—mark the progress of a Lenten project at Messiah Lutheran Church, Lyndhurst, Ohio. Youth made and sold pretzels for donations to buy chicks for a family in Africa through Heifer International.|
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