In 2015, Lafayette Urban Ministry served 5,363 households and more than 3,000 individuals volunteered in a LUM program. Over 1,600 individuals, churches, civic organizations, foundations or local businesses contributed financially to our work.
Please read the LUM Annual Report —learn the facts and figures—and see what your special friendship and generous support has accomplished and how many children and families were served. Then, take a moment to reflect upon what it was about LUM that evoked feeling in you this year.
As Maya Angelou wrote, “I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Thanks again for a terrific 2015 — you’ve made our community a stronger, safer, more fair and just place for everyone.
To read the entire LUM Annual Report including a letter from the executive director, click HERE. Stop by the LUM office if you would like a paper copy.
“Meet A Muslim”
After School Program
This week at the LUM After School Program, the elementary school aged students were visited by two special guests — Enosh Kazem & Nadia Farooqi. Enosh & Nadia led a discussion they entitled “Meet a Muslim.”
Enosh & Nadia have been married for close to three years. He is from West Lafayette and
attended West Lafayette High School. She is from Dallas, Texas. Enosh is currently working on an advanced degree in food science at Purdue University, and Nadia is an undergraduate at Ivy Tech Community College. Enosh is the Outreach Director for the Muslim Student Association at Purdue, and has been presenting all over the community for seven years.
Their goal is simple: “to reduce the fear and dispel the myths about Islam and Muslims.” The LUM After School Program students were curious, candid, and respectful. The conversation and questions were insightful, thoughtful — and at times whimsical and touching. The students learned a lot and now have “met a Muslim.”
Thanks to Enosh & Nadia for working with the LUM students.
To see more photos from the “Meet a Muslim” presentation, click HERE.