Outreach Ministries – World Community

 

Reach out to make God visible in the world

All Saints Giving Market

During December, give an alternative Christmas gift in honor of a friend or relative. Instead of buying another tie for Uncle Mike, give a gift in his name to provide food, shelter, medicine, education, livestock, or fulfill other needs.

A.S.A.P. (All Saints Advocates for Peace)

All Saints Advocates for Peace (A.S.A.P.) promotes peacemaking through prayer, fellowship, forums, community involvement, advocacy, and outreach. Click here to see the A.S.A.P. page.

 

Chicago Mission Trip

The Chicago mission trip is a 5-day experience, held during teacher conference week in October. Projects range from making repairs in Holy Family Lutheran Church to working with kids in their Hope Alive project. Contact the Outreach Ministry Coordinator by email or phone at 952.934.3550, ext. 19 if interested. Sign-up begins in September.

Hunger Team

The All Saints Hunger Team helps the congregation respond to God’s commission to feed the hungry. Donations and gifts are  shared around the world through the ELCA’s Hunger Appeal. Recycling of aluminum cans is a major revenue source. See Aluminum Can Recycling.

 

Feed My Starving Children

Feed My Starving Children has a site in Chanhassen where nutritious food is packaged by volunteers to feed starving children through the world.

Lutheran HealthCare Bangladesh (LHCB)

LHCB is a non-profit organization operating in rural Bangladesh to address maternal and child healthcare, community development and educational needs.

Mexico Mission

Casa Hogar Elim is an orphanage in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, located just across the border from Laredo, Texas. Guadalupe Carmona, “Mama Lupita,” began Casa Hogar Elim in 1986 with four children abandoned by an alcoholic father (their mother had died). Presently, Casa Hogar has over 100 children ranging in age from infant to young adults.

For many children, Mama Lupita has provided a second chance, a place where they are safe and loved. She teaches them about God, giving back to their community, working hard in school, and celebrating life’s milestones. All Saints has a 15-year relationship with Casa Hogar where we have provided love, support, and mission resources.

The Casa Hogar mission trip experience focuses each year on Casa Hogar’s needs at the time. Our main service activities have been serving healthy meals for the children, playing with the children, and fixing things that are broken. For mission team members, the most rewarding part of the mission trip experience is the time spent connecting with other people — both the children as well as the other mission trip team members.

The components of the Mexico Ministry include:

Mexico Mission Trip to Casa Hogar

The purpose of the Mexico Mission Trip is:

To share the Good News of Jesus Christ in our relationships with children and staff of Casa Hogar Elim
To serve the children and staff of Casa Hogar Elim along with members of the poor communities surrounding the orphanage through children’s ministry, food programs, and work projects.
To provide trip participants an opportunity to identify and develop their unique skills and gifts to be used for God’s service.

 
Casa Hogar Education Fund

All Saints provides financial support for secondary and post-secondary education for Casa Hogar residents.

Casa Hogar Financial Support

All Saints helps provide for food, utilities and staff costs through regular financial donations.

Christmas Gifts

All Saints Sunday School children pack small gifts, school supplies and treats to send to Casa Hogar’s children.

Other Mission Opportunities

Learn more about global and local mission work:
ELCA Global Mission: www.elca.org/globalmission
Lutheran World Federation: www.lutheranworld.org/lwf
Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry: www.lutheranpartners.org
Lutheran World Relief: www.lwr.org
Global Mission Institute at Luther Seminary: www.luthersem.edu/GMI
Bread for the World: www.bread.org
Lutheran Social Service: www.lssmn.org

Persecuted Church

Donate, send needed supplies and write letters on behalf of persecuted Christians and their families.
Dr. Richard Wurmbrand, a Lutheran Pastor from Romania was imprisoned, tortured and severely beaten for his faith. He started Voice of the Martyrs ministry with a desire that all believers view the persecuted church as our spiritual family, reaching out to help those who are in great need.