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[February 24, 2016 | No Comment | ]

Staff members from Lutheran Church–Canada joined with staff from Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) late Tuesday night at the Winnipeg International Airport to welcome a Syrian refugee family to Canada.
The family’s arrival yesterday was a happy surprise because they were originally expected to make the journey to Canada in April. A phone call last Friday afternoon informed CLWR staff that the family would be landing in Winnipeg in only four days.
The family’s sponsorship is a joint partnership between the three national offices and …

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[December 18, 2015 | 2 Comments | ]

WINNIPEG – On December 10, Winnipeg’s Oromo Christian Fellowship staged a peaceful protest in Winnipeg at the Manitoba Legislature to draw attention to the plight of Oromo people in Ethiopia, who are facing a violent crackdown from the government.
“The Ethiopian government has a plan to expand the capital city,” explains Rev. Asefa Aredo, “but this expansion will displace thousands of people—especially poor Oromo farmers—that rely on the land and its resources for their livelihood.” There are also fears, Rev. Aredo notes, that this is part of a ‘master plan’ by …

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[November 26, 2015 | No Comment | ]

UPDATE: We just found out they will be a family of four: a couple with two children. The paperwork to get the sponsorship moving has begun. 
WINNIPEG – The national staff from Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC), along with Central District staff, are partnering together with the national staff of Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) for the first time to bring a Syrian refugee family to Canada.
The initiative will pool donations from individual staff members to raise the money needed to support a family for …

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[November 9, 2015 | No Comment | ]

by Thomas Prachar
It happens the moment we arrive in this world—we begin crying. And at the moment we leave this world, we may shed tears of pain or anguish, or our friends and relatives may cry as they mourn our death.
Our Lord invites us in the face of illness and chronic pain to trust that He will be with us. Instead, we blame Him with bitter tears for the lot He has handed us in life. Our Saviour invites us to stand at the foot of the grave of a …

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[August 26, 2015 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG – Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) is hiring a full-time Executive Assistant to serve in their Winnipeg office.
The individual will be responsible for senior administrative support to the Executive Director (primary), the Board of Directors, the Finance & Administration Director and other staff, and coordination of administrative services for the organization.
Required skills/knowledge includes a Business Administration or related certificate/diploma and/or a minimum of five years professional work experience in administration.
CLWR asks interested applicants to please submit a cover letter, resume, and three reference letters to hr@clwr.mb.ca by September 4, …

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[August 11, 2015 | One Comment | ]

by Lorna Pederson
REGINA – The Malabar Mission Society (MMS) celebrated its 25th anniversary April 10 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Regina, in connection with the society’s board meeting and annual general meeting. Some 45 people gathered for a delicious East Indian dinner catered by Flavours of India, a local restaurant.
Following the dinner, MMS president Rev. Howard Ulmer led a program that featured three guest speakers. Rev. Dr. Roland Miller, MMS founder, gave some background information on the beginnings of mission societies. While such societies had operated in Europe for …

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