LWML Northern Illinois District
The above LWML Society at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in
Rockford are displaying the bags mats crocheted by Jan Lisky.
To the right is Zone 12 President, Darlene Redeker and
Secretary/Treasurer, Jane Williams.
Mission Teams being scheduled for 2013:
El Salvador - Team 1319 Eyeglasses/VBS "Empowering the Found in Reaching the Lost"
July 19 - 27, 2013 La Union, El Salvador, estimated cost $2100 - 2300 with estimated airfare
Cost Includes: International Airfare, Ground Transportation, Housing, Meals, Logistical, Spiritual & Cultural Training Materials, Trained Team Leader, In-country Arrangements and Costs, Supplemental Health Insurance, Crisis Management Plan, Team Medical Bag with Nursing Protocols, 24/7 On Call Doctor.
Using a very simple testing system created specifically for MOST Ministries, this team will test vision and distribute eyeglasses to those in need. During the daily clinics, team members will test patients' eyes and then fit them with the appropriate corrective lenses. Depending on the number of team members, a team can serve 100-300 people daily.
Eyeglass training is provided by the team leader and is completed in three to four hours during one of the team meetings. If team members cannot attend the meeting, a training CD and manual are provided for individual instruction. When the team arrives on the mission field, a final hands-on training is provided.
In order to minister to the spiritual needs of patients, each eyeglass clinic includes a witnessing station unless it is prohibited by the host country. At the witnessing station, the Gospel message and information about the home church is shared by the local missionaries, national pastors or lay ministers. Team members are always welcome to work at the witness station or to share Christ's love with the patients as they come through the clinic.
Contact Jan Gerzevske for addional information.
This team will need 16-20 people to do both eye testing and VBS--if you can't go consider contributing to the cost for someone from your congregation or area who wants to go.
Donate used eyeglasses, new reading glasses & sunglasses for adults and children.
Donate witness bracelets, puppets, or necklaces and make fabric eyeglass cases--Jan can email directions for all items.
Construction/repair (many of the Lutheran Churches in Haiti need repairs)
Sewing instruction (teach a sewing class so that women can support their families with this skill)
Eyeglass Clinic (help to do vision screening so that eyeglasses can be fitted)
DON'T PASS ON THIS OPPORTUNITY.
For more information contact
Sue Gross - Haitian Lutheran Mission Project
708-389-6676 or email Lutheran Church Charities and tell them you want to go to Jeremie Haiti
Looking For a Project?
Get your congregation and/or zone to collect prescription eyeglasses, reading glasses and sunglasses.
Sew eyeglass cases or assemble witness bracelets and/or witness necklaces at a meeting. Do you know someone who crochets? Witness puppets which are crocheted are also needed to replenish the supplies which will be used in Costa Rica. Directions for all of these can be emailed to you. Contact Jan Gerzevske for information.
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Please continue to make clothing protectors for Bethesda and give them to Elvera Ruff for delivery.
Since 1997 Lutheran Women in Mission across the Northern Illinois District have been clipping, sorting and sending in cancelled postage stamps. You can, too. Just send your trimmed cancelled postage stamps to us or bring them to any LWML NID event.