2021–2023 LWML Mission Grant #28
Christ-Centered Materials for Hmong Language School and Outreach
St. Paul Hmong Outreach Ministries — $70,208
About This Mission Grant
St. Paul Hmong Outreach Ministries in Merced, California, has been actively involved in outreach to Hmong communities in their native tongue for 15 years. In 2015 and 2018, Hmong language schools were founded. They are connected with host churches, St. Paul Lutheran in Merced and Redeemer Lutheran in Fresno, California. Through the schools and outreach at New Year’s festivals, the Gospel is being heard and families are being baptized and confirmed. Funds will be used to continue mission programs, develop new training modules, and support training implementation of Christ-centered educational materials in the Hmong language to be used in the schools, for festival outreach, and to share with other LCMS churches and districts.
Fresno Hmong Language School Spring 2019 Group Picture.
Hmong Language Fresno Fall 2019 and Redeemer Lutheran Church- Fresno Christmas play "Christmas Around the World".
Approved Resolution at the LWML Convention
WHEREAS, the Hmong people have been in the United States for 45 years, yet they still retain their native language and culture, a majority of the Hmong still only know the traditional animist religion of ancestor/spirit worship, which is bondage; and
WHEREAS, St. Paul Hmong Outreach Ministries has been actively reaching out to the Hmong communities in their native tongue for 15 years, breaking the bondage Satan has on the Hmong families with the truth and knowledge that, through Christ Jesus, there is no other way to be free as Scripture stated, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free (John 8:32); and
WHEREAS, by providing Hmong Language School and reaching out at New Year's festivals, the Gospel is being heard by Hmong families in their own language, families are being baptized and confirmed, and other LCMS churches are seeking successful outreach models that battle the Hmong cultural/spiritual bondage; and
WHEREAS, So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ (Romans 10:17), funds are needed to continue mission programs, develop new modules, and support training implementation to provide Christ-centered educational materials in the Hmong language for schools and festival outreaches to the Hmong people. Therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that the delegates of the 2021 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Convention scheduled for Lexington, Kentucky, vote the sum of $78,364* to help fund Christ-Centered Materials for Hmong Language School and Outreach.
*This will be a partial funding of $70,208 from the original request for $78,364.
More Mission Grant Photos
2018–2019 Fresno Hmong New Year Booth Outreach (Left-Right): Pastor Clarence Eisberg, Colleen, Pastor Doua, Colin, Doug, and Scott
Pastor Doua and ministry team did a special home service to welcome a new family into our Family of Christ Jesus.
Merced Hmong Language School Chapel Time, 2018
Pastor Doua and wife Sue at Merced Hmong New Year Outreaching 2019–2020.