Global Outreach at LELC is administered by two committees: World Hunger Committee and Global Partnerships Committee.
World Hunger Committee:
Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decisions makers to end hunger at home and abroad. Moved by God’s grace in Jesus Christ, we advocate for a world without hunger.
Bread works in partnership with churches, campuses, and other organizations to mobilize Christians and others in congressional districts and states. Members send letters and emails, make phone calls, and visit their members of Congress about legislation that addresses hunger in the U.S. and around the world. Bread equips its members to communicate with Congress and to work with others on advocacy. It educates members on hunger-related issues and inspires members to be legislative activists as a way of putting their Christian faith into action.
Bread’s goal is to help end hunger by 2030. It believes that everyone must play a part in ending hunger, especially our federal government. We work to change the policies and conditions that allow hunger to persist. Bread seeks long-term solutions to hunger and advocates on legislation that addresses the root causes of hunger.www.bread.org
Lutheran World Relief is a ministry of U.S. Lutherans, serving communities living in poverty overseas. For families who have lost everything due to a natural disaster or violence, small items of comfort — a warm quilt, a bar of soap, a set of pencils — let them know someone across the sea cares. Every year, Lutheran groups and individuals put their hearts and hands into sewing Quilts and assembling Kits of baby, health, school and sewing items, which LWR distributes efficiently and economically.
At LELC, we create Quilts and assemble Personal Care and School Kits. For more information about LELC Quilts and Kits, click below:LELC Quilts &: Kits
Global Partnerships Committee:
LELC started a Cristo Rey Educational Scholarship Fund in
1999 and have enabled approximately 150 children each year to attend school.
Pastor Carlos believes the step to a better future is through education. The public educational system in El Salvador is neither mandatory nor free. Entrance to school is granted to those who can afford the proper uniform, shoes, supplies and pay certain fees. These items total approximately $70 per child per year, which is about a month’s salary for members of Cristo Rey.
Lake Edge coordinated with Lutheran Social Services and the Synod Refugee Resettlement Task Force to help welcome refugees to Madison.Click here for more information.