Hand in Hand Blog Digest
Here you will find stories from the global church by ELCA global missionaries, scholars, and churchwide staff, brought to you by the ELCA Global Church Sponsorship team.
Dear friend in Christ,
Today over 240 ELCA missionaries are heeding God’s call to share the good news of Jesus Christ. Some are teachers, others are doctors and others are pastors in some of the fastest growing churches around the world. Others still are young adults engaging in a life-changing year of global service. They all serve in response to invitations from our global companions in more than 40 countries.
No matter where or how they serve, every one of these missionaries needs your prayers, support and gifts to succeed in their work. Your gift connects you directly to these missionaries and enables you to participate in what God is doing around the world. You make their life-changing ministry happen.
Thanks to your support, missionaries like the Rev. Justin and Kari Eller are working alongside our companions in Christ throughout South America. They are making a difference through their involvement with ELCA projects like these:
- Seminary education in Argentina
- Primary health care in Chile
- Microcredit in Bolivia
- Mission outreach in Peru
- Support for children in Brazil
- Christian education in Latin America and the Caribbean
Kari says about the Lutherans in Bolivia, “We see the Bible come alive in hospitality, like a shawl put on your shoulders when you are cold. It’s a place where God’s glory can be seen in the perseverance of the women and men who, despite years of discrimination, continue to live a life that shines the light of Christ.”
Your gifts help make the Ellers’ ministry happen. As we approach this season of giving, your support is needed so missionaries can continue their work. Please consider giving a generous gift to support ELCA missionaries in the year ahead!
To make a gift to ELCA missionaries today, visit www.ELCA.org/globalchurch/donate.
A servant with you in Christ’s mission,
Rev. Lanny Westphal, Director
ELCA Global Church Sponsorship
P.S. A copy of this letter was mailed to our generous donors just a few days ago. If you have supported ELCA Missionaries and Young Adults in Global Mission in the past year, look for yours in the mail soon.