Lutheran Disability Services (LDS) Support Worker Julie Green hadn’t heard of Walk My Way before the lead-up to last month’s event in SA’s Barossa Valley. But now she says the LDS team of clients and staff ‘can’t wait to do it again’. ‘They have expressed how proud they are to support Walk My Way’,
Australia’s Lutheran schools have backed ALWS’s Walk My Way since the concept was born during a teachers’ leadership tour in an African refugee camp in 2016. And 2021 is no different with 19 school communities walking.
With Nepal facing a COVID-19 catastrophe along with its neighbour India, Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS) is today launching an appeal for urgent funds towards emergency medical supplies, health care and support for the Himalayan nation.
A record turnout of more than 650 members and friends of our LCANZ family walked or cycled up to 26 kilometres through South Australia’s Barossa Valley on Saturday 1 May to support thousands of refugee children to go to school.
When COVID-19 forced ALWS to cancel Walk My Way public events in 2020, there were fears children in refugee camps might miss out on support to go to school. Yet our Lutheran family rallied. And next month’s Walk My Way in SA’s Barossa Valley is another chance to bring love to life.
ALWS is looking for volunteers to join the team for Walk My Way in South Australia’s Barossa Valley on Saturday 1 May. While participants walk, wheel or woof their way along 26 kilometres to support refugee kids to go to school, you’ll be part of the fun behind the scenes or along the route.
When the world seems messed up, you may feel we need a superhero. And ‘superheroes’ are exactly what ALWS representative Julie Krause found when she visited the Shout for Joy ecumenical church service created for people living with intellectual disability or integration difficulty.
Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS), has launched the ‘10,000 children … 100 days’ campaign to support children in refugee camps and other crisis situations to return to school when COVID-19 allows. ‘Our mission is to seek out those who might otherwise be forgotten’, says Jonathan Krause.
This year the Lutheran church celebrates 70 years of reaching out in love to people in need through ALWS. Pastor Stephen Schultz says he was privileged to witness the fruit of this work last year at Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya and the way it has helped change people’s lives.