Fall CWR Initiative Focuses on Helping World’s Poor

CHICAGO, IL (October 25, 2010) – The Covenant World Relief (CWR) fall campaign gives Covenanters the opportunity to help the world’s poorest people who so often suffer “out of sight and mind” and die by the millions every year due to issues that can be alleviated or solved.

Sample materials for the campaign have been sent to all Evangelical Covenant churches. More copies are available free of charge through the online Covenant Bookstore and some are available to download online.

CWR has served as the international humanitarian aid and development arm of the Covenant since 1946. “Our mission is to love, serve, and work together with the poor, powerless and marginalized in the name of Jesus Christ,” says Dave Husby, the ministry’s director.

The prophet Micah asked, “What does the Lord require?” Through the ministry of CWR, Covenanters are living the answer to: “Do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.”

In the last year, CWR funds have most noticeably contributed to relief efforts in Haiti.

What often is unseen by others are the sustainable development projects that have brought new life to people around the world by providing clean water, proper sanitation, medical care, micro-finance loans, and job-training skills, as well as other efforts.

Promotional materials for the fall campaign include newsletters, brochures, posters, offering envelopes, soup can lids and labels, and a DVD.

Covenanters can keep up with the ongoing work of CWR and discuss it through the ministry’s blog and Facebook page. Photos of projects and the people whose lives they are impacting also are available by clicking here.

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