Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are two of the largest and most damaging storms that have hit the United States. Together, they caused between $150 billion and $200 billion in damage to Texas and Florida. Hurricane Harvey battered Houston with record amounts of rain and flooding last month while Irma slammed Florida and other southeastern coastal states. Multiple … More Hurricane Harvey & Irma: Offering Aid
If there is one word to describe LSS/NCA CEO Christine Connell and her mission for the organization it would be Diakonia. A Greek word rooted in the Old Testament of the Bible, Diakonia means service among others. Diakonate ministries serve the poor and oppressed, and encompasses the worldwide movement of those committed to the vision … More Five Minutes With Christine
From the global stage to the family next door, the needs of our divided humanity have been seemingly insurmountable. But for 100 years we have headed the call to bring hope and love to a world that desperately needs it. By sharing the work we do, the lives we touch and the challenges we address, … More Celebrating 100 Years of Serving Boldly
“In places of Washington D.C., where tourists rarely visit, a quiet epidemic is raging. At least 3% of residents–more than 20,000 people–suffer from HIV and AIDS. According to the Washington Post, the HIV incidence rate in D.C. is on par with Uganda and Kenya.” This is the opening line to Living Lutheran Magazine’s centerfold article … More Living Lutheran Magazine Features LSS/NCA
In 2014, an unprecedented number of children fled violence in Central America. Video images of dusty terrain and children climbing La Bestia illustrate the powerful journey children are willing to endure just to escape. Why would anyone choose to leave their homeland, their communities, their loved ones? It’s a horrible choice people make. This video highlights … More The Journey
This past Sunday, LSS/NCA received a special donation of essential items from Christ Lutheran Church in DC. The vacation bible school children gathered and donated items including wash cloths and cleaning supplies that will benefit newly arriving refugee families. We are so thankful to have such dedicated young supporters. Their enthusiasm in putting together the … More Thank You to Supporters Like You!
Mehrdad and his family, moved to Virginia after being persecuted for their political beliefs for five years—facing threats on the lives of his children, living in the poor conditions of a refugee camp, and constantly fearing what the future may hold. Immanuel Presbyterian Church and Lewinsville Presbyterian Church saw the family’s need for guidance and … More How a Small Commitment Makes a Big Difference
Originally Posted by: The Lutheran Tesfaye Gebre was 14, living with his family in a small town in the east African nation of Eritrea, when authorities announced they would begin removing children from school and forcing them to join the army. Gebre wasn’t in school that day and didn’t go back. Instead, he and a … More A New Future: Lutherans resettle young refugees who are on their own