Two congregations–Capron Lutheran (Capron, Ill.) and Walnut Hill Lutheran (Dallas, Texas)–took Operation Thanks-Giving (OT-G) to the next level and sent in Valentine’s Day cards to be sent to ELCA missionaries.
What a good idea!
If you’d like to join the fun and help show our missionaries a little love, send Valentines to arrive on Monday February 15. We need 180 Valentines for each missionary household to receive one. We’ll supplement the handmade cards with cute classroom-style Valentines (knock-knock jokes, anyone?).
Don’t worry if the February 15 deadline is unworkable for you. Valentine’s Day will be covered. We will be sending OT-G Easter cards, too. Easter greetings should arrive by Tuesday, April 13. Idea: Maybe a card-making station could be set up near the Easter-breakfast muffins. (Easter Sunday is April 4, 2010.)
Send your cards to
ELCA Global Mission Support
8765 W. Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631
Remember, OT-G Valentine’s Day cards should arrive by February 15. OT-G Easter cards should arrive by April 13.
Send cards directly to the mission personnel you know (e.g., sponsored missionaries and members of the congregation in the military). Cards sent to Global Mission Support will be randomly distributed among ELCA missionaries. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Associate Director Global Mission Support
and OT-G Queen