Mid-South District is responding to Jesus’ command through a dynamic effort called IMPACT. To empower these LCMS ministries to make an IMPACT for Christ in their communities.
Care-Van did make a difference! The donations seem ordinary to us but in the hands of those who need them they become extraordinary.
Care-Van helped make a difference with the following donations:
• Quilts – 2,778
• Personal Care Kits – 1,407
• Fabric Kits – 5 boxes
• School Kits – 956
• Baby Care Kits – 13
• Soap – 22 boxes + donation of 304 lbs.
• Donations for shipping expenses - $3,826.50
Eight host congregations collected the donations at their church site. We thank them for volunteering their time and location. The donations are sent to the Lutheran World Relief Warehouse in Baltimore, MD via YRC freight.
In 2013, Lutheran World Relief challenged Lutherans to donate 500,000 quilts to send around the world to people in need. Why are they asking for so many quilts? The answer is because it changes lives. To the person receiving a quilt, the message is clear – they are not alone, they are not forgotten, someone cares for them.
We will know by the end of March if LWR reached that 500,000 quilt goal. We congratulate the quilters from St. John’s Lutheran Church, Russellville, AR totaled 275 quilts, and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Gillett, AR totaled 273 quilts!
Lutheran World Relief is grateful for every comb, towel, pencil, fabric and quilt, etc. We are sending the message“we care.” How exciting it is to be a part of “changing lives”because of our donation through Care-Van project. We are blessed! Thank you all for sharing with others.
MULTIPLY thru serving
Lake Point Church.1343 Albert Pike Rd.Hot Springs AR
The Multiply Conference is an opportunity for Pastors and their leadership teams to be encouraged in faith, glean leadership insights, identify new outreach strategies and connect with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who want to spread the gospel. Nationally recognized speakers will teach and be available for dialogue throughout the two-day event. Cost is under $20 per participant – a great rate for bringing your ministry team.
You can find out more about this year’s event at www.multiplyserve.com.Read more...
All Deacons and Supervising Pastors are asked to make plans to attend one of the upcoming regional conferences. Both the East and West Conferences have been rescheduled from the original published date. Please note the new dates.
March 15, 2014 - Heavenly Host, Lutheran Church---Cookeville, TN
April 12, 2014 - Peace Lutheran Church---Conway, AR
Also, all Deacons and Supervising Pastors are reminded to turn in the Annual Ministry Agreement Renewal Form and the Supervising Pastors Annual Report. These forms, complete with signatures, are needed for you to be authorized to serve as a deacon in your congregation for 2014. The forms are available on the district website http://mid-southlcms.org/ under Worker > Deacon Ministry > Downloads & Links (right).
Thank you for your help and cooperation in completing these forms. If you have any problems or questions, please contact Peggy Krohn at the district office. (866-373-1343)