LUM Camp Kicks Off on Tuesday
Wes's Weekly Wrap Up: "Generational Impact"
In this edition of  Wes's Weekly Wrap Up , Wes, LUM executive director, reflects on "generational impact" at LUM. LUM is blessed with friends, volunteers and advocates from every generation. There's a place for everyone at LUM . Please take  56 seconds  to watch the video. Feel free to  SHARE .
LUM Camp 2020 is Here! THIS TUESDAY!
The Best Week of the Year for 53 Campers
LUM Camp kicks off THIS Tuesday for approximately 53 local children. COVID-19 forced LUM to make significant changes this year, but the fun, friendship and life-changing experiences remain the same.

LUM Camp will be filled with traditional "camp" activities. This year LUM will teach children how to be safe and stay healthy during the pandemic, especially in , preparation for what they will deal with when they return to school in the fall.

It's not too late to sponsor a LUM Camper this year. Donations to LUM Camp are still welcome. Individuals may sponsor a camper for only $150. Would you please invest in both their long-term life skills and their short-term fun by offering them the gift of  LUM Camp ?

LUM Camp also has a few more spots open for volunteer LUM Camp counselors .
Immigration Clinic Volunteer Spotlight
Celebrating Dedicated LUM Volunteers
The LUM Immigration Clinic replies on a team of dedicated and trained volunteers. Featured here are some of the newest volunteers. They are pictured above from left to right.
  • Andrea Axsom: “I am a Purdue Professional Writing student and Bible study leader for The Navigators.”
  • Abby Sommers: “I love learning about other cultures, especially their cuisine and literature!”
  • Eyob Moges: “I am the son of Ethiopian immigrants who studied political science in college.”
  • Mateo Ramirez: “I am majoring in Political Science and Communications, and I am very passionate about helping and advocating for my community.” 
  • Samanta Garcia: “I am an active senior at Purdue University studying Supply Chain Information & Analytics.”
  • Khunsha Ahmed: “I am a junior in Health Sciences at Purdue, and I am passionate about helping the local community grow and being a part of that growth!” 
  • Mansoorah Kermani: “I am dedicated to working towards making as many positive changes in the world as I can, no matter how big or small.”
  • Layan Yunis: “I’m a student at Purdue University, and I’m very passionate about social justice.”
  • Sarah Percival: “I’m working on a Ph.D. in Mathematics at Purdue.”
  • Angel Valentin: “I came from Puerto Rico to study at Purdue, and have been working with the Wesley Foundation and becoming involved with local organizations.”

Thank you to these LUM volunteers for giving their time and talent. If you wish to volunteer with the LUM Immigration Clinic , click the button below.
LUM Dream Team Creates "Seeds of Vision"
Network of Regional Social Service Agency
As an initiative of the LUM Dream Team Project , Seeds of Vision was founded. Seeds of Vision  has started with a quarterly electronic newsletter, which provides a platform for Ecumenical Social Service Agencies from across the  East North Central region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio & Wisconsin) to share their knowledge and experience with each other.

Below is a summary of the articles recently published in the second edition of the Seeds of Vision eNewsletter .
  • Agency Profile - Operation Love, Madison County, Indiana
  • Ministry Spotlight - Dégmagé Dollars, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Innovative Fundraiser - Night in a Car, Bloomington, Illinois
  • Meet an Executive Director - Kurtis Kaechele, Streams of Hope, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • COVID-19 Response - Lafayette Urban Ministry, Lafayette, Indiana
  • Policy Feature - Paid Family Leave

As communities of faith engaged in the hard work of lifting up the "least among us," there is so much that each agency can learn from one another. By coming together and sharing both challenges and our successes — each agency will find new ways to help those in their our community.
LUM Lost Two Special Friends This Week
Jillaine Shoop & Marge Fitzgerald
Jillaine A. Shoop of West Lafayette passed away July 13, at her home following a three-year long battle with cancer. She was a Twin Lakes High School graduate, earned her bachelors & Master's degrees in Elementary Education from Ball State University, and was a teacher, librarian, supervisor of student teachers, director of religious education, and lay minister.

At LUM , Jillaine was a dedicated volunteer, assisting where ever she was needed including as an bi-weekly afternoon receptionist and with Jubilee Christmas .

Jillaine is survived by her husband of 40 years, Orlo G. Shoop, her daughter Jenaiah, her son Wesley, her granddaughter Isabella, her brother Galen and her sister Pequita.
Marjorie B. Fitzgerald of Lafayette passed away earlier this week. She attended St. Francis High School, St. Francis College, and worked for the Purdue Agricultural Department.

At LUM , Marge was a longtime volunteer. She served on the Board of Directors for eight years representing her parish, St. Mary's Cathedral, was a Good Samaritan Program case manager and Jubilee Christmas volunteer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence, and her son, Philip; and survived by her four children (Jeanne, Susan, Dennis & Nancy), 17 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.