Ministry

Here are the 2017 SLW Ministry Grant recipients:

WATER FOR CHELSTON COMPOUND, ZAMBIA, AFRICA One of two proposal submitted by Brigid Tembo, SLW, who requested funds to dig a deeper borehole (well) in this poverty-stricken area to provide clean water for families there from ten tribes. Serious drought conditions caused the current well to run dry. They have no money to re-drill a well that would provide water that is not contaminated. One person there stated: “I think you would not want to wash your car tires with the water they use to drink.”
Amount awarded:   $1000

SMALL SUMS: At Home Group, Inc., ST. PAUL, MN The purpose of this group is to help homeless individuals who have found jobs, with the specific things they need to start back to work. EG: required work clothes and shoes, trade tools, testing fees and licenses, bus passes (until they get their first paycheck). Small Sums helps to remove some of the obstacles that often prevent homeless workers from being able to take a job.
Amount awarded: $1000

INTERFAITH ACTION OF EVANSTON, serves all people who are homeless and hungry. They also provide overnight and emergency shelter in severe cold weather. They also provide access for over 300 families with their Producemobile.
Amount awarded: $1000

CHILDREN OF CHELSTON COMPOUND, LUSAKA, ZAMBIA   In such a poverty-stricken area of the world, families try to make due with conditions and materials at hand. Families built latrines in front of their homes, inviting flies, roaches, other vermin, often causing dysentery or other ailments. Several children have died. The grant money is to be used to support orphaned children and provide healthy food and clothing for them. The Elders asked the government for assistance, and officials told them that there is no money available to help.
Amount awarded: $1000

JOURNEYS / THE ROAD HOME (PADS) sought transportation vouchers for clients to purchase gas and passenger fares for METRA and VENTRA, as well as taxi service.
Amount awarded: $500

FAMILY PROMISE OF GENESEE COUNTY, FLINT MICHIGAN   Families seeking shelter often need vital record documents (birth certificates, etc.) to enroll children in school or apply for housing assistance. Costs for background checks, GED testing, drug testing, driver license or birth certificates.
Amount awarded: $ 500

Please see the listing of SLW Ministry Grants awarded for 2016 here.

We serve as Jesus did, with eagerness to teach, to advocate, to heal and to liberate, building a world vision where all of life is precious.

Our Ministries

  • Youth and adult education
    • Judiann Derhake, SLW and Jeannette Daniel, SLW, have made their Living Word Crafts available to teachers all across the country. For featured items and bestsellers, you can visit their very own webpage here.
  • Parish, campus and diocesan ministry
  • Health care and hospice
  • Retreat ministry, spiritual direction and counseling
  • Outreach to those who experience violence, hunger, poverty and homelessness