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World Hunger Campaign

Taste and see that the Lord is good! How blessed is the one who takes shelter in Him!

~ Psalm 34:8

The 2014 World Hunger Campaign reminds us that food is a great gift from God. Through it you will learn from global farmers who have much they can teach us about being aware of God’s goodness and praising Him for the rain, sun, soil, seeds, and tools that make each day’s food possible.

And, you can help fight world hunger through an offering that supports our World World Hunger campaign.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 320.365.3996.

 

 

Missionary Family in Africa

Missionary families are serving in ordinary ways to bring extraordinary change to Africa.

We’re convinced that

One family can make a difference in an African life, an African family, an African village.
One thousand families can help a country.
One hundred thousand families can help save a continent.

At the same time, we believe that Africa can bring extraordinary changes to your family. We were created to care, to love our neighbors–both near and far. Jesus may the astonishing and counterintuitive claim that those who give their lives for others actually get more in return. Jesus said, “Those who want to save their lives will lose them, but those who lose their lives for me and the good news of my kingdom will save them (Mark 8:35). As we seek to bring change to places like Africa, we ourselves are changed. As we help heal, we are healed. As we help develop, we are developed. On and on.

Today is a strategic time to engage in Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular, faces profound challenges. You and your family can make a difference.

Families for Africa is committed to following guiding principles:

  • Relationships First–we realize that everything good that happens has relationships at the core.
  • Humility–we come as people in need to people in need.
  • Listening and Learning–we don’t come with solutions, we come to listen and learn.
  • Development–we not interested in giving “hand-outs”, we’re committed to giving a “hand-up”. Development has a higher priority than charity.
  • Sustainability–we want to find solutions with others that are sustainable, that result in real spiritual and socio-economic change.

 

Hurricane Katrina Volunteers

In July,2009, 37,000 Lutheran youth and their chaperones from around the United Sates and beyond attended the ELCA National Gathering in New Orleans to help with post-Katrina problems in the city and surrounding suburbs. The time spent there drew everyone closer together and we all returned home with full spiritual cups and the confidence to be the change we wanted to see in our world.