Presentation on theme: "Love the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and Love your neighbour as yourself. Luke 10:27."— Presentation transcript:
Love the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and Love your neighbour as yourself. Luke 10:27
Australian Lutheran World Service is the overseas aid and resettlement agency of the Lutheran Church of Australia.
Through Gods love, ALWS helps poor and oppressed people: Get back on their feet again; Find fresh hope; Discover dignity and respect in their lives.
ALWS – Reaching out in love for justice For overseas aid, ALWS works mainly in eight countries –Sudan –Cambodia –Nepal –Mozambique –Papua New Guinea –Kenya –Indonesia –Burundi
ALWS – Reaching out in love for justice ALWS sometimes helps refugees in crisis – short term assistance for those in desperate need in some of the poorest countries of the world. ALWS more often helps in the long-term sustainable development of rural communities in poor countries. Sustainable development is a process that empowers people in poor communities to ultimately help themselves.
ALWS – Reaching out in love for justice Primarily, ALWS programs focus on empowerment and development through: –Food security (teaching how to grow a variety of food crops all year round) –Water availability (the building of water posts, wells, or dams) –Income generation (finding ways for the very poor to make a living) –Advocacy (standing up for what is right and just)
ALWS – Reaching out in love for justice ALWS work with local people, using local resources wherever possible. This helps: –To teach local people –To give opportunities to people –To improve the economy of the region –Keep the culture strong
Cambodia Cambodia is a country that was destroyed in may ways over thirty years ago during the Khmer Rouge rule. They are still trying to get back on their feet and combat desperate poverty. ALWS work with some of the poorest rural communities in long- term development. They are trying to get food and water into communities, and make options available for employment. They are teaching skills, building schools and health posts and standing up for the rights of the people in order to empower the people of Cambodia.
Disaster Preparedness Villages produced disaster preparedness plans and begin implementing them. People constructed culverts, treadle pumps, open wells, rice storage banks, canals, spillways, and dam gates to mitigate the effects of long-term droughts and irrigate the crops during short-term droughts.