The first of a total of eight Lutheran Church-Canada and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada district and synod conventions at which CLWR will have a presence, kicked off with the Central District (LCC) convention in Moose Jaw.
CLWR Executive Director, Robert Granke, addressed the delegates telling them of the new Memorandum of Understanding between CLWR and LCC which informs and guides the ongoing partnership in mission and ministry between the church and agency. Bob spoke about the work CLWR was supporting in the schools in Nicaragua as well as the shipment of medical and dental material for the local clinic. He also talked about searching for ways to work together in support of Haiti.
Special thanks were directed to the work of LWML-C and the support from loving hands in church halls and basements across Canada where We Care kits are assembled along with quilts, blankets and other items which bring comfort and hope around the world.
Lutheran Church Canada also collaborates with CLWR through the Mission and Social Ministry Committee which proposes gift selections for the annual Gifts from the Heart catalogue. LCC Synod President, Rev. Dr. Robert Bugbee was presented with a cheque for the gifts collected in the last Christmas season, more than $25,000.