El Paso, Texas - June Immersion Trip
A HTLC group will travel to El Paso, Texas in June 9-17 2017! The trip is intended for Senior High Youth and Adults. Our partner community is La Frontera with Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey. We will immerse ourselves in the community, learn about advocacy on the border and serve through the children's program. Please join in the planning during Faith Quest February 15. The cost is $600 (youth and college students will receive a $200 scholarship).
El Tronador - June Immersion Trip
A HTLC group traveled to El Tronador, El Salvador in June of 2016! We shared time and experiences with our brothers and sisters, learned about their lives and played with the children. We also had time to learn El Salvardoran history as told by the people and the Bishop of the Lutheran Church in El Salvador.
ADOPT A STUDENT
Generosity abounds! The families of El Tronador are asked to pay for school but this is impossible for this impoverished community. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church has been part of educating these youth for nearly 20 years with scholarships which cover tuition, uniforms, books, and supplies. Last year enough funds were collected to send 33 children to school!! The opportunity to minister to God's world in this way does not end. The children and pastors share greetings throughout the year.
SCHOLARSHIPS ARE BEING FUNDED NOW. It costs approximately $200 for a child to attend school. Please prayerfully consider helping this appreciative community and its' beautiful children. - Muchas Gracias
KIVA Micro Loans
Kiva Micro Loans are a great way to help people escape poverty. Stop by the Global Missions bulletin board and read some of the stories of how the people of Holy Trinity are helping all over the world. Join the fun at www.kiva.org. Look for a Sunday coming soon when we will make more loans as part of our God's Work, Our Hands Sunday.
COFFEE & CHOCOLATE FROM EQUAL EXCHANGE Chocolates and coffee are in stock now. Please check our display in the Narthex for your delectable delights! As you may know, Lutheran World Relief/Equal Exchange is a fair trade organization who partners with small farmers worldwide. Chocolate bars are $2.50, Coffee is $7.00. Payment can be cash or check, just drop it in the bank on the Narthex table.
Come and See
The Missions committee meets the second Tuesday of the month at 5:45pm.
This team is active in supporting our sister congregation in El Salvador, helping with a health care effort in a community in Tanzania, and helping our congregation do God's work out in the world.