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Urgent Needs for Family Soon to be Reunited

By October 29, 2019Care Ministry, News, Serve

After a separation of more than 25 years due to civil war in Liberia, First Lutheran Church member, Anna Furkay, will joyfully reunite with her daughter, Victoria, 31, and Victoria’s sons, ages 2, 8, 10 and 11, on Monday!

Unbelievably, through a separate visa petition, Benedict Barkpeh, Sr, husband of Angeline Wleh and father of young Benedict, also received long-awaited approval to immigrate to the U.S. this week!  He will travel on the same flight to Lincoln.

You are invited to help with this family’s immediate needs through donations of gently used or new items. Please bring all donations to the bins, located in the Commons at church.



3 adult-sized sleeping bags, 2 child-sized sleeping bags, extra blankets (have pillows), towels and wash cloths.


Clothing and Personal Needs (current as of 10/28/19):

Victoria: Women’s size M

Winter coat, hat, gloves or mittens, scarf, warm socks, long sleeved tops, pants, pajamas, sweaters or warm fleece vests/jackets

Prince: Age 11, approx. size youth 12-14

Winter hat, mittens/gloves, warm pajamas, pants or jeans, toys or books

Patrick: Age 10, approximate size youth 10-12

Winter hat, mittens/gloves, long-sleeved t-shirts or shirts, pajamas, pants or jeans,  toys or books

Kortu: Age 8, approximate size youth 8-10

Winter hat, mittens/gloves, pajamas, pants or jeans, toys or books

Joshua: Age 2 1/2 , approximate size 3T

Winter hat, mittens/gloves, pajamas, pants, toys or books

Benedict: Men’s size M

Winter coat, hat, gloves, scarf, warm socks, long sleeved tops or sweaters


To Be Shared Among Families Housing New Arrivals:

Walmart gift cards (for shoes, groceries and miscellaneous clothing)



Toilet paper


Bath soap

Laundry soap



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