“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us. . . .” – Ephesians 5:1-2

We all have our own unique walks of life. As we go about our days, it may be easy to forget the struggles and difficult walks experienced by others. Children in foster care wait for a loving family to call their own. Refugees flee the dangers of their home and adjust to life in a new country. Adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities face daily challenges. However, thanks to Lutheran Services Carolinas and the support of your congregation, these individuals and families do not have to walk through life alone.

At Lutheran Services Carolinas, the mission is “Empowered by Christ, we walk together with all we serve.” In South Carolina, hundreds of people are helped every year through LSC child and family services, which include foster care, Lutheran Disaster Response, refugee services, supported living residences, and veterans services.

November is designated as LSC child and family emphasis month. Take time this month to reflect on the message of Ephesians 5:1-2 and consider ways in which you can walk in love with those in need. If your congregation has not yet named one, consider becoming an LSC Champion so you can stay connected with LSC news and opportunities all year. You could also volunteer your time at an LSC program or make a tax-deductible contribution to support LSC’s child and family services. Checks can be made payable to Lutheran Services Carolinas (write “Child and Family Month” on the memo line) and mailed to P.O. Box 947, Salisbury, NC 28145. Gifts also can be made securely online at LSCarolinas.net.

There is so much that can be accomplished when we walk in love together!

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