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Quarterly Mission Project

Fourth Quarter

For the fourth quarter of 2017, Advent Lutheran is focusing our efforts on working with Lutheran Disaster Response to support those struggling with the damage caused by recent hurricanes. We are standing by our neighbors as they begin the long road to recovery from recent catastrophic storms. To give, make checks payable to Advent with the notation Hurricane Disaster Response- 4th Quarter Mission or you may donate online.

 

 

Third Quarter

For the third quarter of 2017, Advent Lutheran focused on supporting the rural village of Awaso located in Ghana, Africa as its mission project. Advent’s own parishioner, Jacqui Kanode made her fifth trip to Ghana this September and October where she will be helped open the new junior high school located in Awaso, as well as assisting with ongoing projects in the village.

Awaso Academy International is a private, independent school that provides high quality education to the children of Awaso. The school is directed by Father Paul Mensha, a Catholic priest. Most schools in Awaso have no running water or electricity, are unable to attract credentialed teachers and suffer from overcrowding with four to five children per desk. It is the goal of Awaso Academy to enable its students to pass Ghana government exams, continue their education, secure better paying jobs and build self-esteem. The academy opened in October 2010 and has added a grade each year. They have also recently built a junior high building and will be adding the seventh grade to their campus this fall.

 

School Kits for Lutheran World Relief

In this 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we remember Martin Luther’s emphasis on education as we start the 2017 School Kit Project for Lutheran World Relief (LWR). LWR is working around the globe to help in disaster relief and recovery. One area of focus is children who are displaced from their homes and schools. Whether it is a refugee camp or a disaster relief location, LWR makes use of the School Kits to keep kids learning and feeling “normal.” When the immediate danger is past, and food, water and shelter are secured, the need for the School Kits becomes important. Click here to find out what supplies are needed and how you can help.

 

 

Sew Seeds

The Sew Seeds sewing group sews quilts to give for Lutheran World Relief, sews for the congregation, and sews for local ministries.The group sews every Tuesday, except holidays.  In 2017, Sew Seeds created over 200 quilts which warm homes in over sixteen different countries.

 

 

ELCA World Hunger Appeal

You may contribute to the ELCA World Hunger Appeal any time through Advent; add the memo World Hunger to your contribution.The ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) commitment to supporting people who live with chronic hunger and poverty around the corner and around the world is carried out by ELCA World hunger through relief, development, education and advocacy. Their world hunger appeal has provided thirty years of caring and sharing around the globe.

For more information, see www.elca.org/hunger, or write to: ELCA World Hunger Appeal, P.O. Box 71764, Chicago, Illinois 60694 or call: 1-800-638-3522.