• LPGM: Transforming lives and changing communities by building lifelong relationships around the world.

  • Change the world of a student in India through education

  • VSL groups in C.A.R. create financial literacy and accountability in families and communities

Minute for Mission

The following is an excerpt of the blog created by Betsy and Ty Thayer as they traveled through Tamil Nadu on an LPGM sponsored trip July 26 – August 10:

Traveling with LPGM brings many benefits. One of the most fulfilling is delivering packages from sponsors in the US to their students in India. The children ask about their sponsors and often want to know more about them. This genuine interest in another “stranger” is incredibly heartwarming.

Ty and I met both of our sponsored students – a 9th grade girl at Melpatambakkam and a 5th grade boy at Saron. These simple moments helped us connect with the person at the other end of the relationship. The time we had to spend with both children was amazing.

Writing the check helps the children fund their education, food, and pays their boarding home fees. The children we met so much crave a relationship with their sponsors as well. Write to your sponsored child, pray for their health, safety and good education, and if you can come meet them in person DO IT! We are so grateful for the opportunity to get to know these two amazing children, who have a bright future and know they are children of God, loved beyond measure.

The girls of Siloam, another LPGM partner boarding home, have made a video: Salute LPGM – Greetings from Siloam (https://www NULL.youtube NULL.com/watch?v=RKZXTCtsnNg&feature=youtu NULL.be)

We currently have over 200 children who are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to connect with a sponsor. Your gift of $25 a month, less than a $1.00 a day provides a child with access to education, health care, food and clean water. There is more information on our website, Student Sponsorship, or call the office at 612-823-5058 for more information.

Posted September 2, 2014

Minute for Mission

“The situation in C.A.R. over the past three months is characterized by an improvement in the safety of our territory (the western region). It remains more or less stable between Bouar and the border with Cameroon.

“Following periods of crisis, we have utilized emergency relief funds from LPGM to support members of the Village Savings & Loan Associations. Many lives are improving and people are recovering because of the special outreach. By the grace of God, financial support from LPGM partners is very crucial to the ministry work we continue to do. Thank you for your continued reassurance by sharing the love of Christ.”

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From the LPGM office
We ask you to continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in the Central African Republic. Your financial contributions toward their ministry programs are needed and always appreciated. Contact us to continue your involvement or to become involved for the first time in this essential partner ministry. Village Savings & Loan Associations (http://lutheranpartners NULL.us1 NULL.list-manage NULL.com/track/click?u=ceb0bdcd4f4b1ac38e9ca2ddc&id=1ec817ec27&e=d3427c090f)

Posted August 19, 2014


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