Mission † Antigo 2017
Mission † Antigo is a mission trip from Antigo to Antigo on June 10th-17th. This significant outreach effort is a collaboration on mercy work projects with other local congregations of various denominations, Thrivent Financial, Habitat for Humanity, and the City of Antigo.
MISSION NEWS 2016-17
Peace Lutheran Ministries continues to strive to be a tithing congregation. This was true again for the 2016-17 budget year. The Mission Action Team has met five times already in this fiscal year and has evaluated many possible recipients for the mission funds that were available. The Team makes a deliberate effort to provide financial support to local, national, and international causes and organizations, as well as providing assistance to congregation members who step out in faith, committing their time, talent and resources to personally serve on Servant Events and short term mission efforts.
Money for missions comes from the annual budget passed by the congregation, capital campaign funds tithing (e.g., GIFT), bequests, and other donations. The largest amount of money available goes directly to the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod through the North Wisconsin District office. The Missouri Synod supports many missions and career missionaries both in the United States and abroad.
The following distributions, above and beyond funding for the Synod and the North Wisconsin District, have been made so far in the 2016-17 fiscal year:
$1500 LCMS Disaster Relief – Hurricane
$79.80 Children’s books for giving tree
$194 “Story of Jesus” for visitor packets and youth outreach
$750 Peace Emergency Fund
$1000 Antigo Food Pantry
$750 Community Bible School
$500 Antigo Salvation Army
$1000 LCMS Disaster Relief – Tennessee Forest Fires
$1500 Missionary to Panama – Rev. Brian Gauthier
$2500 Guatemala Adult Servant Event (5 Peace members)
$1000 Lutheran Church Charities – Comfort Dog Ministry
$2000 Camp Luther – Outdoor Ministry Fund
$1000 Vicar seminary expense grant (Returning to seminary in the fall)
$2000 Seminary Scholarship support (Peace members in Seminary)
We thank and praise God for the generosity of His people at Peace Lutheran Ministries in giving back to God from all of the resources He first provides for each of us. As we have the opportunity to support these important ministries that extend beyond the local congregation, we are able to assist in sharing the Gospel message throughout the world.
ALASKA Servant Event 2014
The Alaska Servant Event Team composed of ten people served on a “hammer and nails” project in the area of Copper Center Alaska from August 2, 2014, to August 12, 2014. The group rebuilt a large greenhouse which is to be used for growing vegetables which collapsed under the weight of snow last winter and did an extensive amount of work on a mission pastor’s home. The group also did repairs on the homes of people without the ability or resources to complete the repairs on their own.
An additional project completed by the group was assembling and delivering gift bags for new babies to the area’s Christian clinic. The clinic serves an area about the size of New Jersey with a population of 3000.
The group also assisted with a Sunday School held at a location about an hour’s drive from the home church.
The team delivering baby gift baskets to Crossroads Medical Center
Servant Event Team in front of the home being constructed
Back row: Gene Traska, Dick Fosterling, Dan Hones, Darrell McDougal, and Jeff Nielsen
Front row: Jerry Harvey, Bob Stickney, Teslynne VanPrice, Cindy Cernoch, Sue Harvey,
and "honorary member" Lady
Personal support was extended to two full-time missionaries. Funds were provided for one year for Rev. Jacob Gauget serving as a seminary professor in the country of Togo, Africa; and for three years to Becky Grossman serving as a Lutheran Bible Translator for the country of Liberia, Africa. Please pray for these missionaries as they serve the Lord in Africa.
Rev. Jacob Gaugert - Serving the Lord in Togo
Becky Grossman - Translation Consultant, Liberia - Lutheran Bible Translators
Funds for local and regional ministries went to the Hope Pregnancy Resource Center, the Antigo Area Community Food Pantry, and Camp Luther. The money given to Camp Luther was used to help pay for making the Outdoor Chapel handicap accessible.
We thank and praise God for the opportunities He gives us to serve His people with the resources that He has first given us.