Operation Thanksgiving Easter greetings (OT-G: Easter) have started arriving at my desk. With the arrival of 90 cards (a shoebox full!) from Lutheran Church of the Abiding Presence (Burke, Virginia), we now have at least one card for each of our 188 missionary households. Thanks, too, to the other congregations on the OT-G: Easter honor roll: Augustana Lutheran (Hobart, IN); Walnut Hill Lutheran (Dallas, Texas); Grace Evangelical Lutheran (Westminster, MD)–especially Megan and Emily; Alma Lutheran (Mead, Neb.) and Thabor Lutheran (Wausa, Neb.).
Since Easter is a season, there’s still time to participate! Send your cards to arrive in the office by April 26. Get the details at www.elca.org/handinhand (the OT-G: Easter button is on the left). Remember, send cards directly to any specific missionaries, members of the armed forces and other service personnel connected to you; send “random acts of Easter joy” greetings for missionaries to ELCA Global Mission Support, 8765 W. Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631.
It is a joy to open the packets of Easter greetings, and a privilege to send them off to our missionaries! Pr. Twila Schock, Kathleen West and I–your Global Mission Support
team–thank God for you and for all you do to support the “Hand in Hand” global ministries of the church.