Lutheran Family Services Mission seeks to reflect Christ to the community – locally and throughout the world – through ministering to the hungry, the homeless, and those who struggle to hold onto hope.
After over a year’s hiatus, Lutheran Family Services is again placing rigorously-vetted refugee and asylee families into Albuquerque-area communities. They come from the Republic of Congo, Mexico, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and the central Republic of Africa. They are currently in need of new pillows, single and full size blankets, light bulbs, can openers, trash cans, pots and pans, and disposable menstrual products (pads only). The apartments are small so LFS does not need any large furniture or furnishings.
Our Youth will be going on their annual mission trip the first week of June to put on Vacation Bible School (VBS) for children in the Chacon area. Chacon, NM is a beautiful area in the mountains about 15 miles north of Mora that doesn’t have a bank, gas station or grocery store.
A couple of years ago we discovered that many of the community children attending VBS were food insecure. We used to provide a snack for the participants each day and soon realized that the community children were ‘squirreling away’ their snacks to take home. So, starting last year we provided breakfast (cereal and fruit) and lunch (hot dogs, toasted cheese and soup, etc.) for the participants.
The community kids will eat breakfast and lunch with us. Last year only a few of the children ate with us the first day (they were a bit apprehensive) but by Friday we had 30 hungry community children eating breakfast and lunch. An average would be about 20 children per day actually eat. Our cost to feed the community children would be 20 children x $3/day x 5 days = $300.
These provide donations to students for trade school, college and graduate school.
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In addition to these missions, we receive the four special offerings of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) that support peacemaking, disaster relief, youth and young adult ministry, racial ethnic colleges, hunger programs, and children at risk