An Engaged Family

Editor’s Note:  Now in its tenth year, the Scholarship Assistance Program is CFNA’s longest running ministry.  Here we catch a glimpse of a Liberian family fully engaged in CFNA, Lutheran Schools and their congregation, Emmanuel Chapel. A member of Immanuel Chapel Lutheran Church in F
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Christmas Giveaway

Note: The December issue informed us of a gift of more than 6,000 household items provided by the staff of the Lutheran Church Extension Fund. The article also referenced a “Christmas Giveaway” event to be held at the Peace Center on December 20 and 21.  Here, Rev. Stanish Stanley tel
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Sleeping Bags

Just When They Were Needed the Most  On Friday, December 29, CFNA received 72 cartons of sleeping bags from the ALPS Brands Company of New Haven, Missouri. Each carton contained two double sleeping bags, each of which can be unzipped into singles, or even blankets. That’s 288 sleeping
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Fashion Show

On Sunday, January 21, a group of 20 girls from Lutheran High School South hosted a Girls’ Day and fashion show at the Peace Center for approximately 40 New American girls for the second year in a row. Thanks to many generous donations, the high school girls were able to collect more
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JOY TO THE WORLD, THE LORD IS COME!

The first line of a beloved Christmas carol, “Joy to the World,” declares “the Lord is come.” What an interesting word choice the hymnist makes:  “is come.” The hymnist could have declared, “Joy to the World, the Lord has come.” The birth of God’s Son was announced by angels and confi
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Thank You LCEF!

Editor’s Note: Recently, the Nurture Committee of the Lutheran Church Extension Fund collected over 6,000 household items for distribution among people in need. When asked why Christian Friends of New Americans was chosen as the recipient of this huge gift, President, and CEO, Rev. Ba
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Rev. Teddy Workeneh Installation

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (Math. 9:37–38) On Sunday, December 17, Rev. Theodros (Teddy) Workeneh was installed as an Evangelistic Miss
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Penny Drive!

The National Honor Society (NHS) at Lutheran South hosted a penny drive in which classes competed against one another to see which could donate the most. Together they raised more than $1,600 and decided to use the funds to provide Christmas gifts for six CFNA families. Eighty NHS mem
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Christmas Party

“Pastor Stanish are you coming? … we are waiting,” said Charles Nshimiyamana as I picked up his phone call on the evening of Tuesday, December 12th. The occasion was the CFNA After- School Tutoring Christmas Party to be held that day at Epiphany Lutheran Church, Holly Hills. The excit
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