Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Getting Ready to Go...

The 2015 CLC Mission Helpers to East Africa are counting down the days until their June 29th departure. This trip will allow fifteen volunteers the opportunity and privilege of proclaiming God's saving word to more than 2500 children. Some of these children will be members of CLC affiliated congregations, but most of them will not. For many of the the children, this will be first time they have heard a clear and Biblical presentation of the Good News of Jesus Christ as the one who died and rose from the dead for their sins! Along with the child evangelism efforts, several pastors and leaders in four different countries in Africa will receive encouragement and training from Pastors Michael Gurath, Nathanael Mayhew, Todd Ohlmann. 

A Dala Dala
waiting for more passengers in Tanzania
The fifteen Mission Helpers will divide into three teams and travel separately to their destinations. Teams flying to Tanzania and Kenya will travel together as far as Amsterdam where they will then part ways. Team Kenya will fly into Nairobi and Team Tanzania will will be flying into Kilimanjaro. Team Zambia will fly through Dubai on their way to Lusaka. Buses, Dala Dalas, Matatus, and rented vehicles will take them to a variety cities, towns, and villages where they will proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Team Kenya
Michael Gurath (Phoenix, AZ) 
Anna Gurath (Phoenix, AZ)
Kirsten Gullerud (Mountain View, CA)
Jennifer Grabow (Mankato, MN)
Hannah Hulke (Eau Claire, WI)

Team Tanzania
Nathanael Mayhew (Sleepy Eye, MN)
Samuel Naumann (Clarkson, WA)
Jessica Schaller (Watertown, SD)
Raven Haight (Markesan, WI)
Jessica Schreyer (Mankato, MN)

Team Zambia
Todd Ohlmann (St. Louis, MO)
Lucas Brown (Phoenix, AZ)
Lydia Albrecht (Milwaukee, WI)
Heidi Lau (Eau Claire, WI)
Riley Noeldner (Eau Claire, WI)

Pastor Ibrahim with the children
during the 2001 Mission Helper Trip to Tanzania
Please pray that the Lord would give an abundance of wisdom, love, compassion, patience, and safety to the Mission Helpers and to those they go to serve as the Gospel is proclaimed to 2500+ children in several villages throughout Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zambia. Pray also for the pastors and church leaders that Pastors Mayhew, Gurath, and Ohlmann will be working with during the pastoral training seminars and conferences. 

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