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Joplin, Missouri needs silled workers
Do you have skills that could be
used in the re-building efforts in Joplin, MO? Does your employer pay or allow for time
off for community service?
Plan your summer now around the
weeks (Tues-Sat) when skilled workers
are needed to help rebuild Joplin. Click here for a printable flyer of the dates
available (from February through July).
Point of contact in Joplin is Trent Davis, Director of
Disaster Response at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
MOST Ministries Expands Its Mission Opportunities
Mission Opportunities Short Term (MOST), a
Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of the LCMS, has offered men and
women of faith opportunities for short term mission work for over 20
years. We began with requests from the field for construction and
eyeglass clinics and have expanded the type of team projects that are
offered to over 20 service, training and evangelism projects.
Our newest initiative is a Clean Water project which provides clean
water through inexpensive filters that team members assemble with Latin
American families in their homes. MOST Ministries is now offering
domestic mission opportunities through partners in the 9th ward of New
Orleans, Detroit, Alaska and Texas. These teams will provide
humanitarian project as well as focus on the spiritual side of life. As
with our international teams, the Gospel message will be the driving
force behind these outreaches. MOST Ministries will provide a pre-
and post-event Bible studies, training and tools for having faith
conversations comfortably. During the trip there will be evening
devotions and debriefings and a post event follow up after the team
returns home. One of the team members will be trained to act as the
group leader and will be provided with the needed resources to
successfully lead a team. Some of these resources include 24 hour
support, a first aid bag, and nursing protocols for emergencies. Because there won’t be costly
overseas flights, the domestic trips are within reach of those who
would like to go on mission trips, but are not able to or prefer not to
go internationally. For more information on mission
opportunities, please visit our website or contact Debby Suchyta
LWML’s Prayer Shawl Ministry
started in Jan 2011 at Bethlehem and to date over 67 prayer shawls
have been given to members of our congregation and church
community dealing with ongoing or urgent needs.
If you would like to be a part of this ministry, contact Donna Scholtes. LWML provides
the yarn and lessons for beginners and we meet regularly to pray.
2007-08 Bethlehem Lutheran Church • 310 Johnston Parkway,
Raymore, MO • 816-322-3606