June Mission: St. Luke’s June Mission is Village Enterprise, a program to help the poorest of the poor in Kenya, Uganda and Mali out of poverty. It appears that there will be cuts in the U.S. budget aid to Africa, and this is a very good way to help. After one year in the Village Enterprise Program, participants’ standard of living increased by 35%, family food consumption and security were enhanced by 178%, and protein in the family diet increased four times, as well as status being enhanced within the community. Their website is www.villageenterprise.org. We hope you are generous in your support.
May Mission: St. Luke’s May Mission is Habitat for Humanity Los Angeles (HHLA) which has been partnering with faith communities for several years to build 10 new condominiums on Globe Avenue in Culver City. The plans are complete. All four floor plans are two stories and one unit will have a den and downstairs bathroom for handicap accessibility. The homes feature insulation with recycled content, energy efficient heating systems, low-flow plumbing fixtures, solar power, and drought tolerant yards. Faith-based coalitions have made commitments of over $800,000 with $1.5 million the target for beginning construction. The Presbytery of the Pacific has contributed $165,660.52 with $10,000 more pledged. St. Luke’s already contributed $2270 and 4 volunteer laborers for a day in 2016. Now we have a chance to make this dream a reality for 10 needy families who will provide up to 500 hours of sweat equity to earn their homes. Please support the Habitat for Humanity Culver City Build generously! Jan Gardner, Mission chair