Category: Global Mission

Stories and Photos from India Trip

See photos from all the India trip participants in this album. Post times below are in CST. India is 12.5 hours ahead. Bishop Jeff Clements February 18 at 3pm We thank you, gracious God, for protecting your servants while traveling in India and bringing us home safely. We are grateful for the opportunity to learn …

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ELCA Global Links – January 2018

New bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land Please keep the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) in your prayers as it  installs the Rev. Sani Ibrahim Azar as the ELCJHL’s fourth bishop. The Rev. Munib Younan concludes his 20-year service as bishop and becomes bishop …

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ELCA Global Links – November 2017

‘Castillo Fuerte es Nuestro Dios’ Written by Martin Luther, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” is one of the best known and most beloved hymns among Lutherans around the world. Listen to a beautiful rendition, performed by students of our companion church, the United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Argentina and Uruguay.   March 2018 trip to Malaysia …

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ELCA Global Links – October 2017

‘Liberated by grace, encouraged by sisterhood’ As part of the ELCA International Women Leaders initiative, 22 women from nine nations came together this July in Wittenberg, Germany, to study and reflect on women in the Reformation. Read about their experience learning from the past and each other in October’s edition of Living Lutheran.   ‘Ni ubuntu…it is …

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Grants Available for India Trip

Global Mission Committee 2018 TRIP TO INDIA SCHOLARSHIP REQUEST FORM Requirements: Recipient must Be registered for the 2018 India Trip or provide proof that s/he is able to go on the trip Be a member of a Northern Illinois Synod, ELCA, congregation Agree to share his/her experiences with his/her congregation, other congregations in the Synod …

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ELCA Global Links – August 2017

  The growing congregations in Zambia need new buildings Due to rapid growth of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zambia, congregations find themselves in need of sturdy, weatherproof buildings to house their worship. Learn about the initiative to fund 15 church buildings, starting with a leadership training center. ‘Transformation in Mexico’ During his Young Adults in Global …

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Updates from the Global Mission Committee

NIS Global Mission Committee Meeting January 21, 2017 Faith Lutheran-Rochelle Blessed with active participation of three new members:  Pr. Joy Alsop, Faith/Rochelle, Wallie Stewart, Rockford, and Chuck Steinbach, Immanuel/Yorkville. Voted to send $325 to support an NISynod YAGM serving in UK:  Catherine Nelson, an Augustana graduate and member of First Lutheran-Geneseo.    Catherinenelson12@augustana.edu Prayers and …

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Region 5 Global Mission/World Hunger Gathering

Just a quick reminder, you still have a few days to register for 2016 Global Gathering, October 27-29 at Lutherdale Bible Camp if you have not done so already.  Deadline to register is October 15. Registration for Region 5 Global Mission/World Hunger Gathering, October 27-29 at Lutherdale Bible Camp in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.  We can receive …

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Earthquake in Italy

On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Italy 65 miles north-east of Rome leaving hundreds confirmed dead and thousands injured. Aftershocks continued to hit the region making rescue and relief efforts difficult. Did you know there is a Lutheran Church in Italy? The Chiesa Evangelica Luterana in Italia (The Evangelical Lutheran Church …

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Lutherans in the Holy Land: A Steadfast Faith

A presentation by ELCA missionary Rev. Carrie Smith Thursday 28 July 2016, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Christ Lutheran Church 425 Riverside Rd., Belvidere Questions: twila@makingchristknown.org Rev. Carrie Smith is an ELCA missionary serving in Jerusalem. Prior to joining Global Mission, she served as pastor of Capron Lutheran Church (Capron) and Bethany Lutheran Church (Crystal Lake). …

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ELCA Global Links – March

Lent Allison Westerhoff is an ELCA missionary living in South Africa. In the midst of the Lenten season, Allison reflects on what this time means to her as she is across the globe serving. “Today I was reminded that I am dust, but in 40 days I will be reminded that I am a Child …

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Why not child sponsorship?

From The Lutheran – February 2008 (reprinted with permission) Story by Elizabeth Hunter A Q&A with ELCA World Hunger Appeal director, Kathryn Sime The ads show a hungry child that you—with just a few cents a day—could help feed, clothe and educate. Child sponsorship sounds like an easy way to help. Yet the ELCA doesn’t …

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Cyclone Hits Arcot Lutheran Church, India

November 12, 2015 Dear Rostered Leaders and Faithful members of our congregations, Please find below the email I received from our Companion Synod partner, Bishop Socrates, of the Arcot Lutheran Church, regarding the devastation that happened on the territory of the Arcot Lutheran Church, as the result of a cyclone hitting their homeland on November …

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ELCA Disaster Response – Chile Earthquake

The Situation: An 8.3-magnitude earthquake, the worst this year, hit off the coast of central Chile on Sept. 16, killing a dozen people and causing 1 million people to evacuate their homes. The earthquake likely caused billions in damage and lasted for more than three minutes. Following the shocks, tsunami waves hit the coast further …

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We Did It! The ELCA Malaria Campaign has reached its $15 million goal!

Ashley Debilzen Friends, we did it! The ELCA Malaria Campaign has exceeded its fundraising goal of $15 million dollars! That means 15 million reasons to say THANK YOU. ​ Your generosity and dedication made this moment possible. As a result of your support, malaria programs in 13 African countries have been fully funded. Together we have had great success – …

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Nepal Area Earthquake

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, We have seen the devastating images and stories coming out of Nepal. Sections of Kathmandu, the nation’s capital, and surrounding areas lie in rubble. More than 3,000 people have lost their lives, and the number continues to rise as officials make their way through rural communities. Historic buildings and …

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Arcot Delegation had a great visit to the NIS

2015 Arcot Delegation Photo Album Click here to see all the photos. Our very special guests, the delegation from the Arcot Lutheran Church was here in Northern Illinois March 23-30, 2015. Leading the delegation was the Rt. Rev. George William Raja Socrates Sathyachandar, Bishop-President of our companion Arcot Lutheran Church. Along with him was the Rev. Ms. Jane Anitha …

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Updating Synod Companion Information

The Northern Illinois Synod Global Mission Committee is updating synod companion information. If your congregation has a synod companion relationship with a congregation in Tanzania (North Central Diocese) or in India (Arcot Lutheran Church), please send the information to Julie Lewis name of your congregation, does your congregation have a companion relationship, name and city of …

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