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Thanks from Jesus Our Savior Lutheran Preschool

2013–2015 Mission Grant: Jesus Our Savior Lutheran Schools — Winnebago Tribe, Nebraska, $8,550 fully paid

March 22, 2016 

Dear fellow workers in the HARVEST FIELDS: LWML NATIONAL!

Once again, God has worked through His Saints and blessed Jesus Our Savior! A great big THANKS goes out to you for your support of Jesus Our Savior Lutheran Preschool. WOW … $8550.00! Your generosity puts a big smile on my face because I know that you are listening to the Lord's call when He says to share! One of our Bible verses is … "God loves a cheerful giver!" 2 Corinthians 9:7 You remind me of that verse! : )THANKS FOR ADOPTING US! GOD IS USING YOU! We are truly amazed and humbled with your generosity! Those MITE boxes are AMAZING! 

I am blessed to be the Preschool Teacher/Director here in Winnebago. I also lead snack, music, and craft time during Kidz Bible Adventure Hour (KBAH) which is held every Wednesday after school for 5-12 yr. olds. In these roles, I have witnessed first hand God at work amongst these precious children and their families! Thanks for supporting His work at Jesus Our Savior. Your gifts encourage me! 

nullGod is GOOD! A big thanks to Nebraska LWML President Crystal Miller, Mrs. Nielsen and Mrs. Wobken for delivering the National LWML Mission grant for technology in our classroom!

nullLWML Nebraska District President Crystal Miller visited Jesus Our Savior Preschool on March 16th and presented us with a check from the National LWML Grant. This is to be used for technology in our classroom. PRAISE THE LORD!!! We are blessed! Those mite boxes are MIGHTY in God’s Kingdom!

These children are like little sponges, learning the precious Bible stories, hymns, songs, prayers, the 10 Commandments, the Lord's Prayer, the Apostle's Creed, the 23RD Psalm and several Bible verses like John 3:16, Proverbs 3:5-6, Romans 6:23, John 8:12, and John 15:5 (our theme verse for year), as well as more about the world God created for us! I am amazed everyday of the school year! What a blessing for me to watch their "Faiths" grow! PRAISE THE LORD! Come and visit us sometime! Also, check out our newly updated website — Look for the preschool section to see adorable pictures and the latest news of what is happening at preschool. (Updated recently with the presentation of your check and LWML Nebraska President Crystal Miller!) 

This week's Bible Story is "Jesus Dies and Lives Again." Jesus can do anything! He came back to life again on Easter morning! He died on the cross to pay for our sins and made it possible for us to live forever in heaven with Him! "For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 Many of the preschoolers have memorized this verse! Oh, the faith of a child! I love having a front row seat in watching these young children hear and believe! 

Thanks for letting God use you! Your generosity will be used in continuing His work here in Winnebago! Exciting things continue to happen. Thanks for being a part of that! God bless you as you continue to do His will! ''Even now He harvests the crop for eternal life!" John 4:36 

Mrs. Sheryl A Lutz

For more information about this mission grant, view the individual mission grant page here.

Thank You for Training Teachers and Leaders

2015–2017 Mission Grant: Training Teachers and Leaders, $100,000 fully paid

nullRev. Amos Bolay from Liberia

Rev. Amos Bolay, Pastor and President of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Liberia, spent two years at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, to complete a Master of Arts degree. He returned to his native, war-torn Liberia and served as a catalyst in helping organize a united Liberian Lutheran Church. He is currently strengthening his teaching and leading skills in Concordia’s Doctor of Ministry Program.

Rev. Charles Bameka serves as the President of the Lutheran Church of Uganda. As one of at least 15 applicants to Concordia Seminary’s graduate school, Charles prays that he will be next to have the opportunity to pursue an advanced theological degree.

Over the past five years, the number of international Lutheran graduate students at Concordia Seminary has grown from 15 to 40. The LWML Mission Grant, Training Teachers and Leaders, has $100,000 to defray tuition expenses for international students like Rev. Bolay and Rev. Bameka, and others who have been sent to Concordia Seminary from their home church bodies around the globe.

Vicki Biggs, Senior Vice President for Seminary Advancement at Concordia Seminary, writes,
“We are so grateful for this wonderful gift and pledge to use it in a most God-pleasing way to help advance the Gospel. We can’t do what we do without the help of partners such as the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.”

For more information about this mission grant, view the individual mission grant page here.

Thank You for Outreach in Refugee Camps

2015-2017 Mission Grant: Outreach in Refugee Camps, $72,000 paid in full

Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) in Lebanon, locally called Middle East Lutheran Ministry (MELM), is using $72,000 in grant funds to turn around a cycle of poverty and psychological trauma. LHM Grants Manager, Lois Engfehr, reports their goal is to reach 15,000 women and children, including widows and orphans, who have become refugees during the war in Syria. Since many men remain in Syria to join in the conflict, thousands of women and children have been left in refugee camps in Lebanon, without food or essential household items.


To restore hope and dignity MELM is reaching out with humanitarian assistance and spiritual support. They provide hygiene kits and basic foods, including rice, beans, sugar, wheat, cheese, pasta, and cooking oil. Diapers for newborns, blankets, and medicine are given as needed.

Through the sharing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, hope is restored during a time of dire need.  MELM staff and volunteers are forming relationships with refugees, allowing them to trustfully share the Gospel. Individuals receive a New Testament or Bible correspondence course booklet, “The Life of Christ”, for their children. All are Arabic-language materials published by LHM.

By providing for the refugees’ physical and spiritual needs, Lutheran Hour Ministries is reflecting the love of God through Christ, and opening the door for the Holy Spirit to change the lives of many refugee women and their families.

For more information about this mission grant, view the individual mission grant page here.

Thank you from LCMS Disaster Response

2013–2015 Reallocated Mission Grant: Conference Center and Theological Education for Disaster Response Training Conference in Latin America/Communion Kits, $100,000

A thank you from Rev. Michael Meyer on behalf of LCMS Disaster Response for reallocated funds from the 2013–2015 Biennium, explaining how the funds will be used.

For more information about this mission grant, view the individual mission grant page here.

Thanks for Mites

Thanks for Mites from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

We give thanks to our God always for you.
MERCY: Because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus.
WITNESS: That in every way you were enriched in Him in all speech and all knowledge.
LIFE TOGETHER: God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

A thank you for mites from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, for the funding of 2011-2013 National LWML Mission Grants and various district mission grants.


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