Evangelical Lutheran Church
65 Walnut St. (Corner of Wolseley Ave.), Winnipeg, MB. R3G 1N9
Phone: 204-775-6477 Email: Send us an email
THE NORTH AMERICAN LUTHERAN CHURCH IS MISSION-DRIVEN
We believe that the mission of the church is to preach the Gospel and to make disciples for Christ. We believe that making disciples--in our congregations, in our communities and nations and around the world--must be a priority of the church in the present age.
THEREFORE, the St. Peter’s Ev. Luth. Church mission committee’s mandate is to follow NALC’s recommendation to support mission work locally, nationally and internationally and comply with St. Peter’s mission by-law which, in part, states:
“Considering the anticipated income, the committee shall make recommendations to the Church Council as to mission projects which are to be supported and to provide background information and other rationale for their recommendations.”
St. Peter’s mission committee currently consists of seven members who meet regularly to discuss and, after prayerful deliberation, make recommendations for mission support projects to Church Council.
The following are the projects currently supported by St. Peter’s:
*NALC seminary at Trinity School for Ministry
*NALC-Canadian Mission District
*Canadian Lutheran World Relief
*St. Aidan’s Christian School (a school in Winnipeg for immigrant children)
*Canadian Lutheran Bible Translators
*KUWALA CHRISTIAN GIRLS SCHOOL in Malawi
St. Peter’s Ev. Luth. Church together with Joy Lutheran Church and others are partnering with Malawians to provide the necessary financial support in order to build and run the Grade 9-12 KUWALA Christian boarding school for girls in rural Malawi, Africa. St. Peter’s is specifically providing the finances to construct the main building which will be used as an assembly/dining facility. It will be named ST. PETER’S HALL. Construction has begun on the classrooms and 60 girls will begin their studies in September 2018. Only girls whose families are unable to pay tuition for higher education will be chosen to attend this tuition-free learning institution. There is opportunity for anyone, who so wishes, to support one or more girls by providing their tuition for one or more years.
*Sponsorship of a Christian refugee family from abroad
--St. Peter’s applied to sponsor a Christian refugee family in the spring of 2016. A Care Committee was set up to spearhead this endeavour. An apartment was located and suitably furnished for a family of four who arrived in Winnipeg in August 2016. One of the family’s first tasks was to learn the English language. The three adults attended English classes daily while the child attended the local elementary school. The Care Committee helped them obtain their social security numbers, find a dentist and doctor, locate suitable shopping facilities etc. and generally helped them connect to other relevant agencies in order to be able to function in our Canadian society.
The three adults are currently gainfully employed and the family has become fairly independent although some St. Peter’s members are continuing to assist them when a specific need arises.
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