Exploratory Visit to Rwanda for Theological Education

Brothers and sisters in Christ gathered in Rwanda.

After an initial visit from Rev. Dr. Glenn Schaeffer early in 2018, Beth Ammi Christian Fellowship Church and other Lutherans in Rwanda have invited Canadian Lutherans to return to help them train pastors, elders, and deacons/deaconesses through theological education and mentorship.

While this is not a Lutheran Church-Canada sponsored project, from time to time Concordia Lutheran Mission Society adopts special projects, which allow for exploratory work that falls outside of LCC’s mission areas.

We have set up a project, 1825 – Exploratory Mission to Provide Theological Education in Rwanda, to provide you with an opportunity for you to make a financial donation, with the goal of raising $7,000.00 so that two Canadian instructors can travel to Rwanda to teach a week-long course, to visit/preach in some of the churches, and to continue to build trust with the leaders of the churches related to the Beth Ammi Christian Fellowship Church and other Lutherans in Rwanda.

Rev. Dr. Glenn Schaeffer meets with church leaders in Rwanda in early 2018

I want to support an exploratory visit to provide Lutheran theological education in Rwanda.

For additional information about the project, Dr. Schaeffer has provided a video.

LCC Intercultural Ministry Conference

CLMS has committed to raising $5000 of the $9000 cost for the conference to be held in Winnipeg this year. Support the biennial event that has become a tremendous asset for cross-cultural missions and ministry in Canada.

I want to support the Intercultural Ministry Conference.

Project 1801 Goal: $5,000

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South Asian Radio Ministry

This unique and local program reaches out to Urdu speaking people on the radio in the Greater Toronto Area, and around the world on the Internet.

I want to support this important outreach.

Project 1802 Goal: $5,000

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Central America Regional Church Workers Training

This new project will help lay people who are actively involved in their churches to receive leadership training to support their congregations. The average cost for a year’s worth of theological education and materials is $4000 CAD per student.

I want to support church worker training.

Project 1803 Goal: $10,000

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Children’s Feeding Programs

$1.50 can provide a substantial and healthy meal for a child in any community in Nicaragua. There are groups of anywhere from 40 to 80 children in each of the Central American feeding programs where the children hear Bible studies and learn the Small Catechism. A deaconess and pastor lead the programs while the children are fed once or twice a week.

I want to support the children in the feeding program.

Project 1804 Goal: $12,000

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Children’s Education Program

Funding is needed to ensure that the 60 children attending the program in 2018 will have the backpacks, notebooks, and educational resources that are included in the $120 USD cost to cover each child’s scholarship.

 
I want to support the education of children in Nicaragua.

Project 1805 Goal: $9,600

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School Desks and Chairs

100 desks and chairs are needed to literally support the children attending feeding and educational programs throughout Nicaragua. Even a small contribution can make a big difference as $15 buys a chair and $35 a desk.

I want to support the children with new desks and chairs.

Project 1806 Goal: $5,000

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Computer Training for Deaconesses and Children

This program and its hardware is largely funded and led by a Canadian volunteer which significantly reduces the overall costs. Your support is needed to help the deaconesses and students reach the mission centre where they can benefit from the leadership and training being provided.

I want to support computer training.

Project 1809 Goal: $2,500

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Missionary Transportation

The majority of pastors in Nicaragua travel by motorcycle to their church, on visits in the community, and back and forth to the mission centre in Chinandega. Five motorcycles are needed for church workers in Central America at a cost of $1600 USD.

I want to support the transportation needs of church workers.

Project 1810 Goal: $8,000

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Deaconess Support

There are currently 34 deaconesses and three assistants (maestras) consecrated for diaconal and educational work in congregations. They conduct the Children’s Education Program in their congregations under the supervision of their local pastors and with coordination from Lutheran Church–Canada. This project is to provide a complimentary stipend of approximately $20 a month to assist with transportation and expenses.

I want to support the deaconesses.

Project 1811 Goal: $6,000

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