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UPDATE on Morrison and Joliet Print E-mail


Joliet Cleanup Following the micro-burst that touched down in Morrison, Illinois on Monday, Aug 25. Twenty-two LERT Volunteers responded to the request from St Peter Lutheran Church of Morrison for help to remove downed trees. Volunteers came from the following congregations to help: St Peter, Morrison; Lord Of Life, La Fox; Cross Lutheran, Yorkville; St Peter, Schaumburg; King of Glory, Elgin; Immanuel Lutheran Church, Dundee; Immanuel Lutheran Church, Belvidere; St John, Lombard and Trinity Lutheran Church, Lisle.

The volunteers worked from Thursday, August 28-Saturday August 30. Over the three days they put in a total of 158 hours and worked 10 jobs.

Next weekend a small team will be heading out to Morrison to finish up some work at the Pastors house on some difficult trees that are not completely removed. Thank you to all the members of St Peter's and the volunteers who gave their time to be the hands and feet of Christ to those in the community.


On Thursday, August 28 and Saturday, August 30 LERT members from: Cross Lutheran Church, Yorkville; Trinity Lutheran Church, Lisle and St. John Lutheran Church, Wheaton helped clear fallen trees for 10 households in the impoverished section of Joliet.


Thursday began with only two jobs to work, but as the day went on many were asking for assistance simply because they could not afford the removal cost offered from other companies. These jobs included Margaretta who suffered from a stroke months ago, Maria a lone widow and others with tribulations and handicaps.

Each expressed their gratitude by telling all the crews that they prayed for someone to help them and we arrived. Thank you to all the volunteers in truly spreading the comfort compassion presence and proclamation of Christ through your time and service.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 09:12
Joliet, Illinois in Need of Volunteers After Being Hit by Two Microbursts Print E-mail
Joliet Damage

On Tuesday, August 26, LCC Disaster Response Team members Ed Boerman and Joel Moritz deployed out in a six-block area in Joliet, Illinois, after that neighborhood was hit by a microburst the night before.

Although the public works has cleared most of the streets of fallen trees, some private residents are still in need of removal. LCC is working with Our Savior Lutheran Church in Joliet.

This area of Joliet is impoverished and populated with many retired shut-ins. Most cannot afford to have the trees taken off of their houses or cut up as they do not have insurance.

Chainsaw teams will be be deployed today and this week to assist these residents, who have little or no insurance to cover the removal.

If you have time this week to help, please contact the LCC office at 866-455-6466 or click the link below.

LCC never charges those we serve, so please consider volunteering (chainsaw people or people to haul cut up wood). Thank you for all of your support in bringing the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who suffer.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 14:59
Mother in Need of Financial Assistance After Losing Job Print E-mail
Pastor Hein Request from Pastor Mark Hein, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lockport, IL

One of the LCC volunteers, whose husband has not been able to work for three years due to a disability, lost her job this spring. It has been a financial struggle for the family to keep up with rent, utilities, car payment, gas, and basic needs.

This family of three has been keeping their spirits up through prayer and by serving others. They have not let their difficulties prevent them from serving God and his children.

This volunteer will begin a new job shortly but will not be paid until mid-September. Her family is need of immediate assistance to help cover the current financial burden they are under.

If you are able to help this family through this financial stress, please assist as you are able.

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Haitian Student in Need of $2500 for Christian Education in the US Print E-mail
Pasor Request from Pastor Tom Acton, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Palatine, Illinois
Immanuel is working with a single mother and her son to find additional financial help for her son to attend Christian Day School at Immanuel.

They have obtained some funding but still need $2,500 to make Christian education a reality. The mother will be joining Immanuel and the son is eager to learn about Jesus Christ.

The family immigrated from Haiti to Florida and recently to the northwest suburbs and have a significant financial need.

Immanuel is assisting the family but the need is greater than the congregation can do alone. Any donations will be such a blessing to this family as they make a new life here.

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Mother in Desperate Need of Help to Repair Handicapped Son's Bathroom Print E-mail
Request from Pastor Warren Schlif, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Palatine, Illinois On August 1, LCC received the following email:
Our friend, Aleza Chikko of Schaumburg is in need of repair for her handicapped son's downstairs bathroom. pastor

We met Aleza through our Paint-a-Thon project last year, where we painted the entire exterior of her house. Aleza is no longer married, and continues to care for her 31 year old son Isaac who is mentally handicapped. Aleza has very limited resources financially and does not have the money, nor the ability to make these repairs on her own or even hire a contractor.

Essentially, the downstairs bathroom is in need of great repair, with the bathroom door barely hanging on it's hinges. The lights and the fan are not currently working, and the shower door is completely off its tracks. On top of that, the shower head is leaking continually into the tub.

Aleza is a Christian woman, who has contacted her church home, but they are unable to provide assistance. She has also made numerous calls to her township and other community service organizations with no offers to help.

Aleza is hoping to find someone who might be willing to donate their time and skills to help complete the repairs, or find people who might be willing to donate funds so that she can hire and pay for a contractor to perform the work.

Pastor Warren
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 08:20
African Pastor in Need of Car to Continue Spreading the Word of God to African Immigrants Print E-mail
Pastor McClean On July 18, LCC received the following email:
We are looking for a car for Pastor Anthony Nwokeneme. Tony is a pastor to African Immigrants in Indianapolis. He has a call to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Indianapolis, but they are not able to pay him.

After a long process Pastor Tony is a U.S. Citizen. He completed his vicarage in August, 2012. He was to bring his wife and daughter from Nigeria at the end of 2012, but his wife became ill and died of a brain tumor at the end of November, 2012. It took us until July of 2013, for Tony to be able to bring his daughter, Leah, back to the U.S.

Tony currently works as a driver for Sherwin-Williams to make ends meet. On Thursday, July 17, he was involved in a serious car accident that rolled his car three times and left it totaled.God was with him and he was not injured.

It is critical for him to have a car in order to get to work and continue to build a ministry to African Immigrants in Indianapolis. He is in desperate need of a car.Thank you for your prayer and your consideration of this need

Pastor David McClean
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
8115 Oaklandon Road
Indianapolis, IN 46235
317/823-5801 ext. 224
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If you have a working car please consider donating it to LCC for this family. All vehicles that are donated to LCC go directly out to families or individuals through our congregations. NO vehicles are sold. If you would like to donate call LCC at 866-455-6466 and we will help with the details.

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Family in Need of Car to Make Ends Meet Print E-mail
Lopez Family Request from Rev. Michael Graham

The family of Edin Lopez of Plano, Illinois, is in critical need of another automobile.

Edin is a Lutheran from Guatemala who moved to this country several years ago with his aunt and her husband who was an LCMS missionary in Guatemala. He is now married to his wife Oralia and they have two children, Edin Jr. and Caleb.

Edin has to work two full-time jobs to barely make ends meet since his wife sustained a back injury a few years ago at her work and is now of limited mobility.

Yesterday, July 20, he was involved in an automobile accident on his way home from one of his jobs and the car was totaled. The family desperately needs a vehicle for Edin to get to his two jobs.

If you have a working car please consider donating it to LCC for this family. All vehicles that are donated to LCC go directly out to families or individuals through our congregations. NO vehicles are sold. If you would like to donate call LCC at 866-455-6466 and we will help with the details.

Salam Christian Fellowship Members and Ministry Needs Print E-mail
Pastor Chehab Request from Pastor Hicham Chehab of Salam Christian Fellowship This week LCC received three requests from Pastor Chehab:
We have a disabled Salam member who needs help with his utility bills. The amount needed and past due is $ 584. Please show the love of Christ by helping this man who has a pacemaker. Click here to donate

A disabled Sudanese immigrant needs support for his US citizenship application. The cost is $680. Click here to donate

A Salam vehicle is in need of mechanical repairs that cost $1250. Please keep our "wheels of Heaven" running in order to spread the Gospel in Chicagoland among Middle Eastern communities. - click here to donate

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