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Lutheran Church Charities operates with a policy where 100% of the money donated to a specific need goes toward that need. The transaction costs will be paid by LCC administrative funds, not from a percentage off of the donation.
Current Needs
Faith, Oaklawn Reaches Out to a Struggling Neighbor Print E-mail
Pastor Mark Birkholz
Dear Friends,

Several times in the past year you provided assistance to a friend of our congregation in need. He has struggled with health issues while caring for his disabled brother. Since that time he was struck by a car and injured, and his brother has undergone another major surgery. He needs $250 to cover basic living expenses for February, and will need approximately $500 per month for the next several months until he is able to return to work or qualifies for government assistance.

Any help that you can give would be greatly appreciated.

Pastor Mark Birkholz

To donate CLICK HERE

Last Updated on Friday, 12 February 2016 10:20
Assistance Needed for Roof Repairs Print E-mail
Pastor Shehab LCC received the following email from Pastor Hesham Shehab (Salam Christian Fellowship - Lombard, IL) regarding a family in desperate need of support:
Dear Friends,

We have a very hard working Iranian woman, 74, who takes care of her disabled Husband, 85, disabled son, 56, and disabled brother, 79. The family lives in a condo in Lombard, Illinois. Recently, the association there charged her $1400 for roof repairs, (due end of this month). If she does not pay the bill, she would be fined and sued, and pay the court expenses ($970).

Please show the love of Christ by donating generously to this Iranian family that was persecuted in Iran, and found Peace in Jesus at Salam.

In God's Peace
Hesham Shehab
Please consider gifting to this Christian family in their time of need by CLICKING HERE
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016 15:46
Your Donations Make a Difference in the Lives of a Military Family But Your Help Still Needed Print E-mail
Roger Britton The credit card burden has been lifted for Sgt. Roger Britton and his family. A majority of the car repairs desperately needed for this family have also been made. The car still needs some repairs, but it is now safe to operate and the family has transportation once again. Through the LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry and Operation Barnabas, LCC was able to make a difference in the lives of this family thanks to your generous gifts.

Mrs. Britton and the children had left on Monday to spend the week of Christmas with the Britton family in Minnesota. On Christmas Eve, Roger called his wife to share that LCC had contacted him to make arrangements to deliver a check to cover some of the car costs. Sarah’s response through her tears was “this is the best Christmas we have had in a long time”.

Thank you for showing your support and care for this military family. Click here to read the appeal.

To gift to this family, CLICK HERE

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 December 2015 13:59
Your Generous Gifts Passed on to Salam Christian Fellowship Print E-mail
Salam Christian Fellowship Last Saturday, LCC was able to pass on gifts to Salam Christian Fellowship (Lombard, IL) and Pastor Hesham Shehab to assist Christian brothers and sisters of the Salam ministry. The gifts supported members in need of heater repairs

CLICK HERE for more information

and for the Bilingual Bible Fund

CLICK HERE for more information

Pictured is Pastor Hesham Shehab and Rich Sohn, elder of Peace Lutheran Church (Lombard, IL). LCC would like to thank all those who supported these appeals and the people they impacted.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015 07:44
Salam Christian Fellowship (Lombard, IL) Family’s Heater Breaks Down - Your Help Desperately Needed Print E-mail
Pastor Shehab LCC received the following email from Pastor Hesham Shehab (Salam Christian Fellowship - Lombard, IL) regarding a family in desperate need of support:
Dear friends,

A family of five is suffering from the cold after their heater broke down. Even though the dad has two jobs, with 4 kids, the oldest 12 years old, the family is struggling to keep its head above water with this new challenge of the cold weather. The cost of replacing the heater is $ 550. Please donate generously to help the stranger among us.


Please consider gifting to this Christian family in their time of need by CLICKING HERE

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 December 2015 12:56
Muslim Immigrant in Need of a Room Print E-mail
Pastor Shehab LCC received the following request from Pastor Hesham Shehab, Salam Christian Fellowship, Lombard:
Dear Friends,
We have a new convert from Islam immigrant who needs a room in the North or Western suburbs of Chicago. He could pay $200 rent. The ideal place would be a Christian family. Mo, 36, speaks English and drives, but smokes. Mo left his family and escaped persecution in Jordan for the sake of Christ.
If you have a room and can rent it out to this Christian brother, please contact LCC at 866-455-6466 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 December 2015 12:54
Michigan Pastor Requires Assistance for Critical Surgery – UPDATE Print E-mail
Richard Tino In July, LCC received a request from Rev. Dr. James Tino (Global Lutheran Outreach) regarding his cousin Rev. Richard Tino (Peace Lutheran Church, Sandusky, MI) in need of an operation that his insurance will not cover. He inhaled a large quantity of smoke over 20 years ago while serving as a volunteer fireman and as a result, suffers from lung problems.

To read the original appeal, CLICK HERE

On Wednesday, October 28th, LCC received the following email from Rev. Richard Tino:

I had my first successful operation on my lungs last Wednesday, October 21st. I am scheduled for the remaining two operations in 3 week intervals, around November 11 and December 2. The doctor said the first procedure went very well, and that based on what he saw in my lungs, inflamed airways, he expects to see very positive results from these three procedures. The finances have been a bit frustrating, as the hospital keeps raising and lowering their estimate. The final price is $24,000.00. Through Lutheran Church Charities and other donors we have raised $15,000.00! I am paying as I go, roughly $8,000.00 per operation.

Please pray for Rev. Tino and consider gifting to his Medical Expense Fund. CLICK HERE to gift

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2015 12:55
Urgent Plea for Assistance for Casualties of Mass Shooting at Oregon's Umpqua Community College Print E-mail
Roseburg Oregon
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs asked to deploy to Roseburg, Oregon to serve the victims, their families, and the grieving community.
Horror! Terror! Fear!
It is simply unimaginable what those on the campus in this quiet community must have suffered.
10 are Dead
9 are Injured
The suspect is reported dead.
Facts are still being gathered but an eyewitness has given testimony that one by one the shooter asked each to stand and state their religion.
The Christians were shot and killed.
The healing for so many in this small rural community is just beginning.

While the story was just being reported, LCC received a call from the Northwest District Disaster Response Coordinator, The Rev. Ron Norris, requesting the deployment of our LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs in response to this horrific, mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Following that initial call, the president of the Northwest District, Rev. Paul A. Linnemann invited the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and handlers to Oregon to assist their district with reaching those who are in need, with the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ.

At this time, an LCC K-9 Comfort Dog team of 6 dogs and handlers is preparing for deployment to this small community of approximately 22,000 people, to offer comfort to the many whose lives have now changed. Our team will have the opportunity to share the GOSPEL as our Comfort Dogs open hearts and doors.

Just 7 miles from the campus, which has 3,300 full time students and 16,000 part time students, is St. Paul Lutheran Church and School Roseburg.

Roseburg Oregon Please consider the trauma that this community must be suffering after a horrific incident like this. The victims, their families, the faculty and staff, the early responders. The list goes on. Heartbreak, chaos and overwhelming grief. Sharing the love of God is a great gift and comfort for this tragic situation where Christians were allegedly targeted.

PLEASE give now to support our LCC K-9 Comfort Dog team as they answer the call to deploy. Without your support, this travel is simply not possible.

Join us in praying for the families of those who have been killed and those wounded in this tragic shooting. Let us pray for the community of Roseburg and for all those hurting and please hold our team in prayer as they travel to Oregon.

CLICK HERE to help with travel expenses to Roseburg, Oregon
CLICK HERE to support the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2015 10:55
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