“Serving with Christ’s love those who serve”

Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Veterans, Contractors and their family members

Day one of this years annual "Annual Adopt an Ornament" Christmas Appeal began this week as LMVFM veterans and their family members began creating their ornaments.

Last year LMVFM was able to raise just over 21,000 which went a long ways in helping us to increase and strengthen the program's and services we provide our military members. This year we have set a goal of raising $50,000.

This would greatly reduce the amount of time we have to spend in fundraising activities throughout the year which would allow us to spend more quality time with those we serve. In order to raise this amount, we are doubling our efforts to create an additional 300 new ornaments.

This means that there will be at least 450 ornaments eagerly awaiting their adoption and naming on our tree this year!

Christmas day may have come and gone, but our "Ornament Adoption Appeal" runs through the end of January . There is a lot of work and major ministry outreach challenges during 2015, and your donations during this appeal, and even through the year are what allow to serve our military. Since our beginning seven years ago, LMVFM has never turned away those people we have been called to serve-for any reason.


Our friends from Heritage volunteered to help us make ornaments and put up our tree.  A good time was had by all!
All donations are gratefully accepted, a lot of time and thought are put into these ornaments.
This is our major fund raiser-one of the ways we keep all of our services free.
This is a great way to show your support for the free programs and assistance we offer to Military veterans, contractors, and their families, and a nice way to pay tribute to a loved one you wish to honor." As a ministry, LMVFM does not accept or receive any form of government support. Our ministry relies wholly on the support we receive individuals like yourself, congregations and mission societies, groups and ministry fundraising events such as our Ornament Adoption Appeal.  Remember, LMVFM is a non-profit faith based ministry (501(c)(3)and all donations are tax deductible.  

Twine and Limbs does not a Christmas tree make.
  The story of our new Christmas tree.

"In Honour of "

Special ornaments created in honor of a loved one.


If you would like to adopt a Christmas ornament for our tree, LMVFM accepts donations through PayPal,
or send your check directly to
LMVFM 3480 Stellhorn Road Fort Wayne, IN 46815.

LMVFM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit ministry

Donations can be easily made through our paypal link, or by check. We've got a lot of great ornaments, 340 in fact, all made by a veteran or their family member, waiting to be adopted, and we don't want to leave any ornament behind during this appeal. So please take a moment and adopt an ornament for yourself, family, and friends and encourage them to do the same.

Because we never want to leave one of our ornaments behind! 




Lutheran Military Veterans and Families Ministries, Inc. LMVFM does not receive any government (tax revenues) funding, and is supported by individuals, churches,  and groups who support the work we do on behalf of our veterans and their families. LMVFM is a 501 (c)(3) faith-based ministry and all donations/gifts are tax deductible.