An interview with Bishop Joseph Bvumbwe, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi: “I am happy for the malaria campaign, because… it has made us become more aware of what malaria is. We assumed we knew malaria, but we didn’t know how to prevent it. In this program, our people have discovered that malaria is both preventable [...]
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When I visited areas decimated by the May tornadoes near Oklahoma City with the Lutheran Disaster Response team last week, I was overwhelmed by the magnitude of the destruction, particularly in the city of Moore. Yet destruction does not have the last word; stories of courage, resilience and signs of human kindness are everywhere. St. [...]
Susan Smith, an ELCA missionary to the Central African Republic, worked for more than 30 years for the Pittsburgh public school system. As a missionary, part of her work is supporting and assisting the Village School Program. In the program’s June newsletter she gave on overview of the program, which the ELCA helps support. Due [...]
“In Malawi, malaria is one of the deadly diseases, because it affects almost everybody. And it is transmitted by mosquitoes, but it is prevalent throughout the country. In a year we have about 6 million cases of malaria [in Malawi]. And this is mainly in the under-5 children and the pregnant women. Malaria is one [...]
People in Colorado, particularly those affected by the 2012 wildfires that devastated many communities in the state, are again traumatized by major wildfires. The Black Forest Fire and the Royal Gorge Fire have already destroyed more than 480 structures, forcing thousands to evacuate and sadly, causing fatalities. For members of Christ the King Lutheran Church, [...]
Rev. Alick Msuku, right, teaches a community malaria program in Malawi. “Personally, malaria has affected me. Just a month ago, I suffered from malaria. I’m the Assistant Program Coordinator for malaria in the church, but last month I was affected by malaria.” “So, the support that the ELCA has granted us in Malawi indeed reaches [...]
The 2013 SMC Theme I presentation on “Origin Narrative,” by Carmelo Santos, will take place on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm and will be posted within a day of the recording. Please add your comments by clicking the Comments link below.
The 2013 SMC Theme II presentation on “Destination Narrative,” by Barbara Rossing, will take place on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 8:30 am – 10:15 am and will be posted within a day of the recording. Please add your comments by clicking the Comments link below.
The 2013 SMC Theme III presentation on “Accompaniment Narrative” will take place on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 8:45 am Central and the recording will be posted within 1 day. Please add your comments by clicking the Comments link below.
Recently we welcomed Rich Duncan as the Director of Mission Funding for the ELCA. We invited him to introduce himself on a guest blog post. Welcome Rich! “Welcome to Chicago!” was the emphatic greeting I was welcomed with just a few weeks ago when I arrived from western North Carolina. As the new Director of Mission Funding [...]