LCR Cincinnati's Fry Bread Fundraiser Helps Meet Ongoing Needs of Navajo Lutheran Mission School in AZ
On Sunday, October 6, 2013, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection (LCR) in Cincinnati held it's Annual Fry Bread Fundraiser to help meet the ongoing needs of the Navajo Lutheran Mission School (now being called Navajo Christian Preparatory Academy) in Arizona.
The Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission, which oversees the school, exists to connect diverse communities to the needs of the Navajo People by creating a safe environment where the values of education, culture, and spiritual formation are accessible to all people, according to its website (http://www.nelm.org). The school educates about 45 students in grades K-6. When possible, upon registration, each child receives a backpack containing school supplies (including notebook paper, pencils, glue, and crayons) and a personal hygiene kit (including a bar of soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a hand towel). The students often live in areas with limited to no access to electricity and/or water. The Mission addresses this need by providing showers for student use throughout the school year, cites their website.
LCR whips up 'Fry Bread' and sells it after their morning services. The money typically goes to send birthday goodie bags to the students. These goodie bags are often the only gift they receive for their birthdays. In addition, LCR has decided to provide volleyball t-shirts for the school, which are listed under Sports Needs on the school's website. Fifty shirts are needed and the good folks at LCR intend to keep this need in front of their congregation until they have enough money to supply all of the shirts for the students and teachers.
Take a look at the photos from 'Fry Bread Sunday' below. Looks like a special treat the whole congregation can enjoy!
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