Even though this was our fifth trip to Guatemala, this trip was more than what we expected. God provided us with an amazing trip. It’s hard to pick a favorite memory from this trip. So many good things happened. For Karen, one of my favorite parts of this trip was playing with the kids in…

The theme for today was “God is with us” just as God was with Noah and his family on the ark. We have truly been blessed to be a part of this trip and thankful for all the prayers that have been said on our behalf. Today the youth group of the church in Quebrada…

Hola! Today was our second full day of vacation bible school and it was filled with many laughs, photos, and lots of paint. Today we had the opportunity to paint the bathrooms, the preschool building and the playground. It was amazing to see how much a coat of paint can change a building! The playground…

Greetings from Guatemala! Today was our first day of VBS and I am already in awe of God’s amazing plan and love for us. Our Bible point for the day at VBS was “God cares for us” and not only was it a great reminder for the kids we were teaching but also for all…

Wow! Second day in Guatemala done– and our first day of VBS was a success! This week, we are learning all about Noah, God’s plan and love for him, and God’s plan and love for us. Today we talked specifically about how God cares for us– just as he cared for Noah by telling him…

Messiah partners with Hearts & Hope for Uganda twice a year to send a short-term mission team to Uganda. This year’s team had an amazing experience visiting several villages, including Nakabango where many Messiah members sponsor students. Click here for sponsorship information. We hope you enjoy reading these stories from the summer 2017 team. God…

Messiah partners with CALMS to send a short-term mission team to Guatemala each summer. This year, the team is all women, and they are ready to rock it! Here are the blog post updates by the team members. Follow along on the journey!

UPDATE: THESE CHANGES WERE APPROVED BY THE CONGREGATION AT THE JUNE 4 ANNUAL MEETING. THE LUTHERAN CHURCH MISSOURI SYNOD WILL NOW REVIEW AND APPROVE THE CHANGES BEFORE THEY GO INTO EFFECT. As a result of continued Church growth, the Board of Lay Ministry (BOLM) has drafted revisions to the Constitution and Bylaws to enable more…

Memorizing creeds, tests, a white dress and wine. That’s mostly what I remember about confirmation all those years ago in middle school. It was quite different in the 1980s. In one town where I lived, I was the only confirmation student. The pastor actually came to my house once a week for class and sat…

Attending a Cardinals Game With a Group Is So Much Fun! Knowing your ticket cost is going to make a difference in Guatemala is even better! The game is Sunday, June 25 at Busch Stadium (game start is currently 1:15pm)  • Tickets $35 each and include a hot dog and soda. Reserve Your Tickets Online!…

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