Category: Global Mission

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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2018 Synod Trip to India – flyer and information

வணக்கம்! (vaṇakkam! – “Hello” in Tamil) The Northern Illinois Synod is planning a trip to India and our companion synod, the Arcot Lutheran Church, for February 5-16, 2018 (with an optional 2-day add-on). Spaces are filling up. If you might be interested in participating in this trip, please complete the simple survey below today.   Download …

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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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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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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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Arcot Delegation had a great visit to the NIS

2015 Arcot Delegation Photo Album 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 Elavarasi from the Women’s Desk and Mr. B. …

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