Seeking Ways to Bless our Neighbors
We want to praise God His many blessings by seeking out opportunities to bless others in His name. We partner with local relief agencies such as the Cyrus Center youth shelter and outreach program. We also assemble We Care Kits for refugee camps supported by Canadian Lutheran World Relief and support those who seek help from Ruth and Naomi's Street Mission and those who live in the Village supportive housing complex next to our church building. In 2018 we will be expanding our service to include sponsoring a refugee family.
Our partner organization, Most Ministries, operates eye glass clinics in third world countries. Volunteers take donated eyeglasses into the poorest areas and give the gift of sight. In many cases people are able to escape the slums simply by being able to see well enough to work. We collect all types of eye glasses and also make witness necklaces and finger puppets which the Most Ministry volunteers use to explain the Gospel to clients at the eye glass clinic. This is an ongoing project so bring your eyeglasses to the church at any time.
For the past several years we have supported missionary work in Costa Rica through the Concordia Lutheran Mission Society, which is the mission arm of Lutheran Church-Canada. The funds we raise go to assist the missionaries in providing educational materials and a child feeding program.
We have been truly blessed in this country and we believe it is therefore our responsibility to share those blessings with those from lands that are in turmoil, especially those who have become refugees with no country to call their own. In 2018 we are sponsoring a refugee family from the Democratic Republic of Congo in partnership with Canadian Lutheran World Relief.
Even the small things, given in love, can make a difference: Learn what you can do.