The House of Hope Orphanage Project began as a dream four years ago in Yambio, South Sudan. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of South Sudan/Sudan leadership and the Gbudwe State government determined that an orphanage was desperately needed. They requested that Rob & Paula Lutz turn this dream into a reality. Over the course of the past three years, Rob & Paula have worked to raise funds to build the House of Hope Orphanage. By God's grace and with the support of churches, individuals, and other organizations, they have completed the project. They opened the orphanage on February 10th. There are 12 boys and 12 girls who have been chosen to reside in the House of Hope Orphanage. What a blessing!
Sponsors for the children are being sought. The House of Hope board of directors has determined the cost of sponsoring/supporting each child is about $520 (USD) per year. This amount covers food, clothing, tuition for education, personal care, and support. Please prayerfully consider whether you could partially or fully sponsor a child. If interested contact Rob and Paula Lutz for more details. May the Lord's loving and merciful hand direct and guide you, this orphanage ministry, and these children in all ways and at all times!
Thank You once again for your gracious welcome and response to my message for Food for the Poor. It was a delight being with you again! I also appreciated your questions and our conversation during Bible Class. You are wonderful people and shepherded by a great pastor. If you have further questions concerning the mission of Food for the Poor please contact me at 908-798-0031 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the corporate office at 954-427-2222
Help for Communities affected by severe flooding in Nebraska. You can help in many ways. If you have been trained as part of a LERT group, teams are being mobilized by LCMS Disaster Response. You can also donate funds that will be funneled through the Nebraska District of the LCMS to local churches into there communities where it is most in need. To donate through our Synod's disaster relief channel, you can make a gift to LCMS World Relief and Human Care through their disaster donation page link below. Those who prefer to mail checks instead of making a gift by credit card should indicate that the gift is given for "Disaster Relief - NE Flooding" and mail them to: Nevraska District LCMS, PO Box 407, Seward, NE 68434.
Other organizations which are available for donation and serving flooded areas of Nebraska include: