What does Living Savior do to help meet the needs of others outside our congregation? Traditionally, Helping Hands is simply the support, both financially or with time and labor, in which the congregation helps others.
Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble, the Lord delivers Him.
Living Savior often has opportunities to help with specific situations where support is requested for immediate needs. When a request is made, church council determines the best way to support. Examples include financial assistance for living expenses, material needs like food or clothing, or simply visiting those that are isolated.
To get involved, speak to the pastor or one of the council members.
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.
As a part of the Church of the Lutheran Confession (CLC), Living Savior participates in the global KINSHIP program, supporting children in orphanages in India. The Lord has provided us the blessing and grace to expand the program to other parts of the World.
The support can be everything from education materials, to food, to other postdisaster essentials. The hope is to let the light of our Heavenly Father shine a light in times and places of suffering.
Some more specific areas of support include:
- Seminary students
- Bible Schools
- Indigenous pastors’ widows
- Medical assistance
- Storm and disaster relief
There are several ways to get involved. One of the simplest ways is to donate online to KINSHIP directly. Those offerings are given directly to those in need. A committee of volunteers oversees the giving. You have the option to donate to three different subsections of KINSHIP.
- KINSHIP Sponsorships – Directly sponsor individuals. For $20-50 per month, provide for the basic needs of a child, seminary student, or widow.
- KINSHIP General Fund – These donations help support a school or group of orphans rather than any one individual.
- KINSHIP Special Offerings (Relief Aid) – These offerings go to the specific disaster relief work in our foreign fields.
For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, “You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.”
Additionally, the CLC’s global Mission Helper program coordinates annual trips to foreign fields, including India, Nepal, and Africa.