What does Opening New Doors make possible?
- -66 West in Edina, opening May 2017, will be home to 39 young adults who have experienced homelessness. Click here for a Wish List of NEW items needed by 66West Residents!
- -Great River Landing in Minneapolis s will be home to 72 people who have experienced long-term homelessness, unemployment, and incarceration.
- -Cranberry Ridge in Plymouth will be home to about 45 working families.
Global Health Ministries (GHM) partners with Lutheran efforts around the world to encourage stronger, more effective, and sustainable Lutheran health systems as a witness to the love of Christ. GHM focuses on enhancing the capability of international partners to deliver measurable and sustainable improvements in health care and in population health and sends critically important medical equipment and supplies to low-resource mission hospitals and clinics in Madagascar, Ethiopia, Central African Republic and other countries deeply challenged by poverty. These shipments strengthen the healing ministries of the Church overseas and are an expression of a shared commitment to ensure all people, including the poor and vulnerable, have access to health care.
Edeja Hospital in Madagascar
Ejeda is a Lutheran mission hospital, located in southwest Madagascar, a remote area of the country that is frequently devastated by drought and famine. Poverty in Madagascar, and particularly in this area, is on a scale rarely seen. More than half of children under five are chronically malnourished, infant and maternal mortality rates are heartbreakingly high, and too many young women in outlying villages suffer complications during childbirth that result in terrible injuries to their bodies.
- -The building itself is in extremely poor repair with the morgue not functioning at all (the hospital has historically often been a “last resort” where people bring family members who are beyond healing).
- -Access to clean water is limited, and electricity not available.
- -Some renovations have begun but much is still needed – a deeper well and solar panels to bring water throughout the hospital, air conditioning for the operating room for a more sanitary surgical environment, roof repair, renovated housing for staff and for families of hospitalized patients, basic medical supplies and critically important equipment including hospital beds and an x-ray machine.
Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry engages individuals and communities in transformational partnerships across the globe, supporting over 32,000 children and families via education and empowerment programs in India, Central African Republic, and Guatemala. Centered in faith and dedicated to service, LPGM shares resources, and hope, striving to lift people out of poverty, educate U.S. travelers via transformational travel to overseas partner locations, and bring deeper connections and understanding to all who engage in our work.
Our local and global partnerships are central to our growth and sustainability, and we believe they are vital in achieving real progress towards Christ’s ministry.
ALC COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Begun in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami that devastated southeastern India, the ALC Community College was founded by local Lutheran church after local leaders said they wanted their children to have more choices for their future occupations than fishing and living off the sea. Several organizations have joined LPGM as partners in this ministry.
- -Owned and operated by the Arcot Lutheran Church, ALC Bishop Socrates calls it the “City of Hope.”
- -Courses focus on education that leads to jobs in auto mechanics, electrical wiring, nursing assistants, and tailoring.
- -The college campus is surrounded by a diverse community of Christians, Hindus, and Muslims, all living together peacefully.
- -Support will strengthen the administration and governance of the College while attracting more students, and provide opportunities for further engagement and travel of key resource people to India – all important factors in the College’s long-term success and sustainability.