Deaconesses are “tireless workers, carrying out God’s mercy and compassion for people throughout Kenya,” says the Rev. David Chuchu, the ELCK Diakonia Compassionate Ministry (DCM) project coordinator. But deaconesses also struggle with many of the same financial strains that affect the people they serve.
This Blessings by the Numbers infographic is another angle on what we in the LCMS mean when we say “We Teach.” If you find this information helpful we encourage you to share it!
The LCMS has, along with the whole Christian church on earth, historically believed that the Church is called to bring compassion and healing to body and soul in a broken society. Through the coordinated efforts of LCMS Health Ministries, which provides educational resources, relief projects and hands-on medical volunteers, thousands of people at home and abroad receive the healing and compassionate touch of the Great Physician.
Histories have been kept on 13 of our founding congregations, and each had a day school right from the start, demonstrating the importance of Christian education within these Lutheran communities.
Although this fall marks her 23rd year as a Lutheran school teacher, Terri Bentz is embarking on big firsts. After teaching second through fourth grades throughout her career, Bentz will instruct music and art along with continuing to direct the spring musical at Trinity First Lutheran School, Minneapolis, Minn.
Feature photos from the Lutherans Engage the World Magazine. September- October 2012
by Kim Plummer Krull They “helped me take the next steps,” said Eric, an…