Here are all the details about Messiah’s Summer Mission trips! These are life-changing opportunities to serve God’s children around the world and grow in your own faith.

Curious about going to Uganda in February?An information meeting for the February 2017 Hearts and Hope mission trip to Uganda will be held on Tuesday, September 13 at 7pm in the Hearts and Hope offices at 3000 Imperial Drive in St. Peters. Questions? Contact Julie Stroder, Missions Coordinator:  jstroder@messiahnetwork.org.

Kelly Huning is a member of Child God Lutheran Church and preschool teacher at Child of God Lutheran School. “Confia en Dios”! I loved hearing these words chanted by the beautiful children we met in Guatemala. It means “Trust in God”, words to live by. Words that we lived by each day during our mission…

Valerie Schwentker is a member of Child of God Lutheran Church in St. Peters, MO and a preschool teacher at Child of God Lutheran School. My Love Tank was filled in a school yard on a dirt road in a small village in Guatemala. It was filled with the smiles of children who were waiting…

 As I eagerly prepared for this latest mission trip to Uganda, I began to notice a series of articles and blog posts circulating on social media criticizing short-term mission trips.  These posts made the claim that the short amount of time that “Westerners” spent with people in impoverished countries, such as Uganda, really did more harm…

The Bible tells us that “every good and perfect gift is from above” (James 1:17), and our trip to Guatemala was a great example of how our heavenly Father blesses us with so many good things. First of all, the country of Guatemala was beautiful. The mountains, trees, and scenery were breathtaking. There were fruit…

We are safely back from Guatemala.  We had an amazing trip with an amazing team.  Over the next couple weeks, we would like to share insight from each of our team members. Jeff Halcomb is our first blog post.  We have been blessed to have Jeff on this trip multiple times and each time we…

God is good. After months of planning and gathering VBS materials, we were reminded at the beginning of the trip that it is not our plan…it is God’s plan. Through a series of not so comical errors (stories to be shared later), we are having to make due with only 1 of our 3 supply…

CARDINAL BASEBALL FOR GUATEMALA – LAST CHANCE FOR TICKETS! PLEASE NOTE NEW GAME TIME. The game is June 5, 2016 at 7:05pm against the San Francisco Giants. Tickets include hot dog and small soda. Kids 15 and under receive a Cardinals Beach Towel. Ages 16 and over receive a Cardinals Pool Tote (the first 30,000…

During the ten years I have been travelling to Uganda with Messiah Lutheran Church and now Hearts and Hope, I have gradually (okay, very slowly) learned about some of the differences between our culture and theirs.  Some of the truths about their culture are frustrating but many are simply fascinating!   There are numerous situations that…

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