LPGM was founded by a strong and very personal connection to the small, land-locked country of the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). It is a tale of three Tims and of God’s glory in triumph over tragedy (read 1993 December, A Tale of Three Tims). C.A.R is one of the very poorest and least known of African countries and has received little attention in the past by the world community. LPGM’s 20+ year partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of C.A.R. continues, despite the political and economic troubles in the country. The information found here is sobering: If it were my home. LPGM found these statistics unimaginable and has been called to take action to change them.
In CAR, people are resuming their lives. Markets are flourishing and people are everywhere. Everything seems back to normal, but there are many wounds from the past three years. The country is still fragile and violence could erupt. Still, people are hopeful for a fresh start.Gordy Olson, LPGM Founding Director