Making “connections” with people around the world

Thank you, Jane Ann, for supporting people in building better futures. Below, you can read a Tom and Jane Ann cheque presentationmedia release about her book and her donation.

When Lutheran author Jane Ann McLachlan released her book, Connections: Parables for Today, she announced that she would turn over her royalties to Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) and the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) to assist in their aid and relief work. Ms. McLachlan fulfilled that commitment this month.

Ms. McLachlan presented a cheque for $2205.00 on Wednesday, September 10, to Tom Brook, Community Relations Director of CLWR. On Friday she will be presenting another cheque to MCC. She will also donate the proceeds from future book sales.

Ms. McLachlan said, “It is an honour to be a part of the valuable work that CLWR does to help those in desperate need, and I’m pleased to know that churches across Canada and the United States are finding my book useful in church discussion groups and adult forums. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to use the talents God gives us in a way that gives back. When I speak in churches I am so amazed at the wonderful ways in which so many Christians are using their talents to benefit their church and those in need outside their church, and I’m delighted that my book is part of that groundswell of giving.”

Published by Pandora Press of Kitchener, Connections: Parables for Today is a collection of ten Connections cover 961592014short stories that show that people often have more in common than they initially realize.

Mr. Brook has called Connections a “brilliant series of stories that help us to stay aligned with our neighbour. Jane Ann brings wonderful insights into human nature and guides us through our responses in a way that can reorient our lives. A perfect resource for small group study or personal reflection.”

—Tom Brook, Community Relations Director, Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR)

Rev. Riitta Hepomaki said, “Connections is an outstanding, thought-provoking resource for study groups and for personal meditation. Through these ten stories, Jane Ann opens a window to the diversity of human life, and the accompanying discussion material deepens the readers’ understanding of themselves, the people around them, and the Bible excerpts that accompany each of the stories.”

—Rev. Riitta Hepomaki, Assistant to the Bishop, Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

Connections: Parables for Today can be purchased through Pandora Press at:  

Phone local: (519) 745-1560  
Phone toll-free: (866) 696-1678 
Fax: (519) 578-1826  

Jane Ann McLachlan can be contacted to speak at your church through her website,, or by email at

For further information, contact Jane Ann McLachlan by email at or by telephone at 519-888-7276.

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