Lord of Life Lutheran Church in The Woodlands started their new fair trade store last May. Their goal was to sell global items that benefit local communities, refugees and victims of human trafficking. They hope to do $15,000 of business by year end. As of this date they are approaching $12,000 already.

The jewelry above was made by victims of human trafficking. The sale of these items directly supports their livelihood.

Beth says their top selling items are Lutheran World Relief fair trade coffee and chocolate. Beth, who adopted her three daughters, puts 25 hours a week volunteer time into the store. She says it means the world to her. I am grateful that they set up their store in our Synod assembly last May.