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Oct 31

Grace Lutheran’s Charitable Giving

As Disciples of Christ, Grace Lutheran gives to others. There have been questions about who we give to and what their mission is. In an effort to educate, the newsletter is printing information from each charity’s website.

Africa Inland Mission: Our heart is to see the worship of Jesus Christ spread across the continent of Africa – through individual lives fully committed to Him, and collectively through Christ-centered church communities. The Church in Africa is vast and growing daily. But with over 900 African people groups who have yet to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ, the task is far from finished.

Our missionary team is diverse, from outreach workers and church planters, to medical personnel, to a broad network of logistical and support personnel – pilots, teachers, accountants, engineers, IT workers, and more.

Together, we’re committed to being and making disciples of Jesus Christ.

Rocky Boy Mission: The Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation is an Indian reservation of the federally recognized Chippewa Cree Tribe located in the U.S. state of Montana. It was established by Executive Order in 1916. Its government is the Chippewa-Cree Business Council, organized in 1935 by its constitution. The Chippewa Cree tribe operates the Northern Winz Casino. Construction began in May 2006, with the tribal grand opening occurring in February 2007, and a public grand opening March 30, 2007. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has long maintained a mission, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, at the reservation. Toward the end of 1999, Rev. Joseph W. Bailey Sr. was joined by Christian youth groups from around the country; together they built a new sanctuary and outdoor chapel, and started work on a retreat center. (Taken from: www.wikipedia.com search topic: Rocky Boy Mission)

Pa Council of Churches: We are 42 church bodies and agencies representing 20 Anabaptist, Anglican, Orthodox, Pentecostal, and Protestant communions in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania working together for Christian unity for the sake of the world. Through the Pennsylvania Council of Churches, our member church bodies “…seek to manifest their fellowship with one another, to engage in common activities of witness and service, and to advance towards the goal of visible unity.” One of our principal activities is public advocacy for the common good. In working for the goal of visible Christian unity, we work to strengthen the relationships among the churches of Pennsylvania. Through direct service ministries we collaborate in meeting people’s needs. We also sponsor events and activities for an ecumenical audience. (Taken from: http://www.pachurches.org)

Friends of Nawakwa: Nawakwa is located outside Arendtsville, Adams County, Pennsylvania. Nawakwa has been an outdoor gathering place for Lutherans since 1929. We are proud of that history, and seek to preserve well-loved traditions as well as look ahead to new ways of sharing the Word. Our 336 wooded acres provide hiking opportunities, outdoor chapels, playing fields, volleyball and basketball courts, ropes course and a swimming pool. In addition to summer camp, Nawakwa offers programs in the spring, winter and fall. (Taken from: http://www.lutherancamping.org)