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While violence and tension in the Central African Republic seemed to be easing up after a spike in 2013, recent events have caused another uptick in violence between Christians and Muslims. This violence has left 2.3 million people in need of dire assistance. [source]

LPGM continues to support Village Savings & Loan programs and the Emmanuel Health Center in Gallo, but the violence can interrupt activities, as fear and panic affects the people still living in those areas.

Please join us in praying for our brothers and sisters in C.A.R.

God of mercy,

When at night we cry out, incline your ear to our cries.

Bring peace to the hearts and minds of all your children, and strengthen us to be the peacemakers you call us to be. In the name of the one who gives us peace, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Author Dan Ruth

Dan Ruth is the executive director of LPGM and an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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  • Joseph M Gnanaraj says:

    I would like to know what happens to those students who complete thier schooling and left the boarding home?
    Lpgm, sponsors, Church ,the BH staff and the student’s investment energy,time and life has gone
    Its an reflection. from me
    Thank you

    • Dan Ruth says:

      Great question, Joseph. Many students enter the workforce after graduation, but others are able to go on to higher education. LPGM helped to build a Community College in Parangipettai that offers post-secondary vocational training to students.

      When I was in Tamil Nadu in September, nearly 30 boarding home graduates returned to speak with me. There were nurses, teachers, and even a Ph.D. candidate among them. We continue to work for higher and higher success for all our boarding students, to further their opportunities after leaving the boarding homes.