B.C. Baling Days 2017

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On May 15-16, 2017, the Lutheran churches of British Columbia will once again gather in Abbotsford and rally in support of families in need in Mauritania. For over 20 years, B.C. Baling Days has been a highlight on the We Care calendar, and we are pleased to extend an invitation to everyone in British Columbia to get involved in this event.

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Ontario Baling Days 2017

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From April 24-25, 2017, the Lutheran churches of Ontario are invited to gather in Wallenstein to rally in support of children and families in need. Ontario Baling Days is a highlight on the We Care calendar, and we are pleased to extend an invitation to everyone in Ontario who would like to become involved.

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A gift of warmth: quilts from Saskatchewan

Martha Propp (age 94, currently residing in Yorkton, Sk)
Christ Lutheran Church, Rhein, SK
Eva Yobb (age 70, residing on family farm)
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Langenburg, SK

I wanted to write to you about how my extended family is participating in the quilt-making program.I am very proud of the effort, and even though I don’t quilt myself, I consider myself a cheerleader or a champion of the effort!

My children and I cheer each time Grandma (my mom) sends us a photo of another quilt she has completed, and we look through the distribution photos on your web-site to see if we can spot the quilts, and note how many ways in which we see this Canadian prairie effort blessing people around the globe.It makes the heart feel lighter, and is worth all the cheering!

When my Great Aunt Martha finally went to live in the nursing home, it left several generations of linens, clothing, and household items in her home. My parents sorted and cleaned all these items, donating appropriate items to women’s and homeless shelters, with my mother making quilts from the rest. Together with Rita Schultz and others in Langenburg, SK, a vast variety or items makes its way to the Winnipeg depot for bundling and distribution around the world. As a child in Sunday school, I remember putting together school kits, I have heard of another person who makes sundresses and bandages…And this is just one small prairie community!

My Mom was starting to tire of making quilts and worried about her workmanship and if her quilts were really making a difference. When I showed her the wonderful photo gallery with its many happy faces and quilts used in a variety of ways, her comment was: “Thanks, now I really want to keep ripping and sewing. I am so glad that I decided to do quilts with Martha’s stuff. Even though she doesn’t know it, I am proud to say on her behalf that is it being used for a good cause. They as a family really didn’t have much. xoxoxoxoxo Mom”

-Yolanda Yobb

Our Advent calendar launches today

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Celebrate the deep hope of Advent with us. We’re sharing stories about the people and projects you support around the world. Beginning today and each day after, click on the image shown in the calendar to discover a new story.

Click here to visit the calendar.