We were privileged to have Will Jones from Awaken Ministries International come and speak on Sunday, November 10.
To listen to his sermon, click on "Messages" tab on the top.
We did it! We have passed our goal of $7,500! Money is still coming in! Thank you to everyone for their generous donations towards this amazing goal! We are so excited for the huge impact this will have for the village of Bureng, Gambia!
In many African countries, Women and girls walk an average of nearly 4 miles a day to get water, often times dirty water, to carry back to their family. Gambia, a country of 2 million located on Africa's upper west coast, is one of these countries. By providing the money for a solar-powered well in Bureng, one of gambia's villages, Linwood Covenant can lift this huge burden from their shoulders.
In past missions efforts, LCC has aided Gambia by contributing bicycles, clothing, and more that were sent in supply containers to its people. In doing so, we connected with a Gambian couple, Isatou (ice-a-to) and Pateh Baldeh, who work in Minneapolis. It is the Baldehs who, with their own money and driving passion for Gambia, fund the shipment of those containers to their home country.
It is through this connection that we began dreaming of taking our mission to the next level in ending the walk for water in Bureng. We know clean water has the ability to save lives, restore health, and improve economies. We know our church as the ability to deliver this gift. Over the Christmas Season, we are hoping you'll join LCC's support of Bureng and its people by giving towards the $7,500 cost of a solar-powered well.
We are asking you and your families to consciously, through various activities we will give you, become aware of how much water you use regularly and how often its taken for granted. Then, every time you use water, we are hoping you are encouraged to put aside a small amount of change in a bottle to be collected at a later time to go towards the well.
In John 4, Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well and offered her living water. As we love our neighbors by giving this gift of clean water, our prayer is that the good people of Gambia will also discover the Gift Giver who offers the Living Water that truly satisfies.
Do you have a desire or calling to help? We have many opportunities available to you.
MISSIONS CHAIR - Barb Granquist
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (763) 434-7108
Located on the West side of the parking lot, there is a blessing box that is regularly filled with various food staples free for those in need tot ake. You're welcome to leave food for others. More details, contact Sandy Staub at 651-462-3219.
If you enjoy gardening and working outside, there are two opportunities for you to do so and serve LCC at the same time. Sign up to either help with weeding and watering the church gardens or sign up to mow the church lawn using our trusty riding lawn mower. Sign up sheets are in the Welcome Center.
The Manna Market ministry continues throughout the summer on the second Thursday of each month. Come help distribute food to those in our community who come beginning at 5PM. Summer is a time of increased need for volunteers as many regular servers are gone on vacation. You can also contact Judy for other opportunities to be involved.
Our Feed My Starving Children ministry continues to go pack meals the second Tuesday of the month at 11AM during the Summer. A group meets at LCC to carpool. With school on break, Summer serves as a great opportunity for students to take part in this great opportunity. Contact Mary Howe at 651-462-8848 for more information.
We sew pillowcase dresses, shorts and bags for various mission groups. Summer garage sales are a great time for us to stock up on materials, so if you see any while out bargain hunting, feel free to purchase and donate. We are also always looking for those who can sew the items — kits come fully stocked with all you need. Contact Lori Ralph at 651-464-5177 for more details.
Once a month we take a group down to First Covenant Church in Minneapolis to help serve meals. We also provide people with small toiletries and snacks that are easy to carry. If you would like to donate toiletries, contact Judy Stevens at 651-464-1986. For further information on dates and going to serve at First Covenant, contact Mary Dylkowski at 651-503-1800.
The Clothes 4 Kids ministry helps to provide extra clothing to schools that they can give out to students who have had accidents or need replacement clothing during the day. We are always taking donations of gently used clothing or new underwear and socks. You can bring these items to the church office. For more information, contact Amber at 651-462-3780.
Interested in quilting for a cause or even to learn a new skill? Join us as we sew quilts for the Missions Ministry. This group meets the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month. Basic equipment is necessary, but supplies will otherwise be provided. For more information, contact Barb at email@example.com