GLOBAL HEALTH MINISTRIES
In April 2021, five of us met to pack forty eight hospice kits for Global Health Ministries. Elizabeth Bade and Jane Rinehart delivered them to the Global Health Ministries warehouse in Fridley. We were given a tour of the warehouse and learned about their operation of collecting medical supplies, sorting, and shipping them to hospitals around the world. We are thinking this would make a good field trip for other church members someday. We also learned that they need volunteers to help them with their operation.
Also in September St. John’s Women collected donations for TORCH, whose mission is to support and empower students in graduating from high school and pursuing future goals, with an intentional focus on partnering with Northfield’s students of color, youth from low income families, and first-generation college attendees. Taking advantage of Thrivent Dollars ($250), and cash donations from the congregation, we were able to send each student a warm, cozy throw blanket, and $85 in gift cards from Target, Caseys, and Holiday.
lutheran world relief
Education is one of the strongest tools a community has for breaking the cycle of poverty. Ensuring that girls attend school, especially in places where their access is deprioritized, has even stronger results. Lutheran World Relief School Kits contain essential supplies to help children — and in some cases, adults — continue learning in the face of serious obstacles. That learning leads to a better life for them, their families and their communities. These kits join tens of thousands of other kits from Lutheran churches across the nation and are sent to countries around the globe.