Excerpted from the April 2012 Annual Report:
Tanzania Missionaries (Sponsorship)
ELCA missionaries Dr. & Mrs. Jacobson-Tanzania received a total of $2,731 last year in dedicated Peace donations to support the Jacobsen's. Mark and Linda serve with ELCA Global Health Ministries in Africa at the Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre in Tanzania. Mark is the executive director and leader of the ALMC, a faith-based healthcare facility since 2008. A few priorities at the ALMC are AIDS Control & Education and Rehabilitative Surgery for the disabled children of northern Tanzania. In April 2012, the Sunday School program at Peace dedicated their offering to the Jacobsen’s. Monies raised will be used to provide books and toys for the recovering children at ALMC.
Sunbeam Children’s Home in Jamaica (Sponsorship & Fundraising)
Mission teams from Minnesota travel to the Sunbeam Children’s Home in St. Catherine, Jamaica and serve for a week-long mission trip. In 2011, Peace Lutheran Church sponsored a mission team of 19 members. The children’s home offers a safe place for abandoned, homeless boys in central Jamaica. The home is owned by a consortium of Minnesota Lutheran churches. Several Peace fellowship groups sponsor a child through monthly contributions to SAM—Sunbeam Association for Missions, based in Spicer. Summer fundraisers such as community brat stands have helped to raise monies for the school expenses at Sunbeam.
For more details about the Sunbeam Children’s home, please call the church office at 320-685-7656. We will be able to direct you to the current year’s coordinator.
World Hunger Offering (Sponsorship)
Peace partners monthly with the ELCA World Hunger teams by providing a special offering opportunity. During the first Sunday of each month, a special globe-type offering basket is passed for a collection that is transferred to the ELCA World Hunger relief projects. If you would like to learn more about the World Hunger efforts, please call the office at 320-685-7656. We will be able to direct you to the current year’s coordinator.
Compassion International: Daniel (Sponsorship)
Peace Lutheran has been Daniel’s sponsor for many years. Daniel and his family live in…[Need to get additional information]