The English class of Cristo Rey Lutheran congregation (Lima, Peru) studied the script and watched For the Sake of the World, a video presentation that explains how ELCA global ministries are funded.
This was more than an English-language exercise for the class, for they are “hand in hand” investors in ELCA global ministries. Their English teacher and pastor, Dana Nelson, is a sponsored ELCA missionary. During Lent, the class used the ELCA World Hunger 40-day calendar and coin box. “When Easter came,” writes Pr. Nelson, “we emptied all of our boxes together on the classroom table and found that together we had collected 87 Peruvian soles (about $30 U.S. dollars) to donate to ELCA World Hunger. The students collected this money con mucho amor (with much love). They were so excited to watch the video presentation and see how their gifts are being used to help people all over the world.