Lilies Provide a Piece of Heaven on Earth

In 2000, my husband and I bought a home in St. Lawrence Township, a wonderful sunny property sitting high on a hill overlooking the Minnesota River Valley.

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Leaving a legacy that cares for others

Surrounded by family and close friends at her mother’s funeral, Mary Gaulke couldn’t stop thinking about finding a way for her mother’s memory to live on.

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Spreading the Gospel

Just like the average person, Brenda brings in the mail every day. She tosses some directly into the trash, sets aside the bills and saves cards from family and friends. Each month, she looks forward to receiving one important envelope.

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Students participate in “Lemonade Wars” to benefit JCM

During the winter months, gifts made to The Lutheran Home Association (TLHA) were matched dollar for dollar due to a match from generous ministry friends.  Many supporters took advantage of the opportunity to see their financial gifts go further to help seniors and individuals with special needs.

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An impact greater than one gift

“Everyone is different, but we are all made in God’s image. Everyone is very important to God. The poor, sick, elderly, unborn, and disabled are a little different than us, but they deserve to be treated with love and kindness.”—Lauren Miriovsky.

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Donation gives assisted living residents a sunny spot to sit

On a warm summer evening, breeze blowing and sun setting, Ross Hall likes to be outside. “I can sit out there with my own chair and enjoy the weather,” he said.

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Taking stock of blessings

Born into the German baking dynasty that founded Winona’s Mahlke Baking Co. in 1895, Dean Mahlke
was legally blind from a young age. Vision problems dogged him at school and everywhere.

“I shouldn’t even be here. I should have been hit by a truck,” he said.

But it would be a bus, not a truck, that played a large role in his life.

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Care of the soul inspires a grateful heart

A simple “thank you” would not suffice. Robert Schmitz felt the staff who had watched over his mother, Elaine, night and day needed a gift to let them know their work, done with such compassion, had touched his heart.

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Keep the change: A unique gift

Typically, donations end in zeros. Round numbers make for simple accounting and look tidy on the page, which makes it easy to see amounts like $43.27 or $16.69, donations Tim and Katie Patoka made to The Lutheran Home Association this year.

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Turning Their Lives into a Lasting Legacy

Working on the farm from sun up to sun down was how Harold and Lorraine Olson lived their life together, and they loved every day of it.

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