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Browsing Archive: June, 2015

Teaching Soccer in Texas

Posted by djaspersen on Thursday, June 25, 2015, In : FIA Summer 2015 
By Reverend Eugene

It wasn't the hottest part of summer, but the group of children gathered under the Texas sun to let their light shine. We had a ball, a soccer ball that is. The children were taught the basics of soccer and enjoyed fun in the sun, but when it got hot they took a refreshment break. We gathered around the sun in an air-conditioned church and served ice cold water, and the Water of Life. We learned about Jesus, the light of the world, and how He shines his love into our hearts...

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Crown of Life in Florida

Posted by djaspersen on Thursday, June 25, 2015, In : FIA Summer 2015 
By Megan Schoch & Kailynn Lovett

Every week, we have a different theme that ties into our Bible lesson and crafts for the week. We each take turns telling the Bible story throughout the week. It is amazing to see the faith that these kids have. No one who is enrolled into this summer program is a member of the church. They all have different backgrounds and churches of their own. It is awesome to be a part of this outreach experience through the church. We get to be a witness of our faith to t...

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Mission Trip in Georgia

Posted by djaspersen on Thursday, June 25, 2015, In : FIA Summer 2015 
By Jordan Uhlhorn

I would like to share an amusing story from this past week. The story takes place out in the streets of suburban Sharpsburg. Zach and I were going door-to-door around noon, hanging information about Faith Lutheran to leave on the door or directly talking to people if they were outside at the time.

While I was making my way back to the car towards the end of our route a policeman pulled up slowly behind Zach's van and had his blue lights flaring. I calmly stepped into the passe...

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Malawi Food Security

Posted by djaspersen on Monday, June 22, 2015, In : Malawi 
By 
Missionary Mark Panning
Lilongwe, Malawi, Africa

These are bags of maize.  A full one weighs 50 kilograms, which is just over 110 pounds.


 
Yesterday, we bought a bit of maize… about 881,500 pounds of it, which is about 441 tons, or roughly 8,000 of the bags you see pictured here.  I’d love to show you what 441 tons of maize looks like, but I don’t think that I have ever seen that much maize collected in one place.
 
Maize is the staple food of Malawi.  Grind it into flour and boil it ...

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"Be Ye Perfect"

Posted by djaspersen on Thursday, June 18, 2015, In : FIA Summer 2015 
By: Kristin Lehmann

For many of us who have grown up as Lutherans, the LDS (Mormon) faith may seem like a bit of a mystery to us.  Perhaps you have seen LDS missionaries in your neighborhood - maybe they have even come to your door.  You might have chosen to talk with them, or you might have opted not to open your door because you didn't want to get into a discussion.  It can be intimidating to get into a religious discussion when you don't understand very much about another faith.  And while ...

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