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One Turn Opens Hope: Impact

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Through the generosity of LCMS donors, the “Keys for Christ” program quickly raised a sizable amount of resources for housing programs within a year of its start. Early results from the Housing Sunday event in February 1969 indicated that over $100,000 had been received with nearly half of the synod’s congregations participating. The incoming donations […]

One Turn Opens Hope: The Launch

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The LCMS Committee on Housing Concerns contemplated the concept of launching a housing-related funding drive heavily in its June 8, 1968 meeting in Chicago. Rev. Leslie Weber (Executive Secretary of the LCMS Board of Social Ministry) reported to the committee that he had made the request to the synodical Board of Directors asking permission for […]

One Turn Opens Hope: The Need

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Before the late 1960s, housing programs in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) focused on orphanages and homes for the elderly and disabled. By 1967, however, church leaders sought to direct the church’s attention toward the problems of homelessness and inadequate affordable housing without rejecting past housing projects. Three resolutions, proposed in the LCMS’ 1967 Convention, […]

Making Faith Active in Love this Advent Season

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A welcoming house, time with family and friends, gifts under the tree – Christmas in our society is filled with many warm and wonderful images and feelings. There are the carols, the gifts, countless decorations, and mountains of festive food. As the popular holiday song goes: “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” For […]

2013 LCMS National Convention encourages support of community development through resolution…

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By a vote of 867 to 15, the delegates of the LCMS’ 2013 National Convention overwhelmingly passed a resolution, commending the past work of the LCMS National Housing Support Corporation (NHSC) and encouraging additional work by LCMS entities and their partners in the area of community development. Operating since 2007, the LCMS National Housing Support […]