by Julie Stroder, Messiah’s Missions Coordinator Several years ago, Messiah began supporting a football (or what Americans call “soccer”) team in Uganda. The boys on the team live mostly in the Nakabango area, where Messiah partners with the Lutheran church. Eric Waiswa–a young man with an incredible passion for helping boys–has coached the team for…

When we first started to work with the Cheyenne River Youth Project 11 years ago, they had an incredible long-term volunteer program in place. Each summer, 10-15 people would spend the summer at CRYP with the mission of overseeing the kids program. As a result, the kids program would be up and running all season…

This post is Julie Stroder’s reflections on a recent summer mission trip to our partner village, Nakabango,Uganda. In her role as Messiah’s Mission Coordinator, she has led more than 30 mission teams to Uganda. The women of Nakabango Lutheran Church in Uganda are some of the hardest working women I will ever know. I never…

HAPPENING RAIN OR SHINE! The event will not be canceled due to weather. Light Up the Night with Poland is an all-family event featuring music, games, food (including the Savor the Southwest food truck and the Kona Ice truck) and fun for people of all ages.The centerpiece of Light Up the Night is a 5K…

It’s time  for Messiah families to go to the ballpark in support of Guatemala Missions! Cardinals vs Pirates on Sunday, June 3 at 1:15pm. $35 ticket provides an Incaparina nutritional drink for the school children of Quebrada de  Agua, GUA & other projects. Questions? Please contact Karen at ksrivera25@yahoo.com

The Poland Day camp team is posting daily at these links! Please stay connected to the mighty ways God is moving both there and home. WEB SITE: daycamp.jastrzebie.luteranie.pl/en/ INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/day_camp_family/ FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/daycampjastrzebie/

I had an interesting discussion with my family when I got back from Guatemala. It was about how to make a difference in a place where we had little connections and little resources. Coming back from Guatemala, I was left feeling like there was more that we could be doing. I saw so many kids…

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…

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