National & International Missions
Trinity Lutheran Church actively supports the following National & International Missions
as part of our Mission Outreach:
Orphan Grain Train: www.ogt.org
In loving response to Christ, the Servant, the Orphan Grain Train movement encourages and enables God's people to share personal and material resources in bringing Christ's name and character to needy people both far and near. Orphan Grain Train is a Christian volunteer network that shares personal and material resources with needy people in America and around the world. Grain Train volunteers gather donations of clothing, medical supplies, food, Christian literature, and other aid to meet real needs. The Orphan Grain Train movement is a loving response to Jesus Christ’s example as a servant and His love for us.
Capstone Ministries: www.capstoneministries.org
Capstone Ministries is a ministry to the street children of Western Kenya, specifically Kisumu and the surrounding areas. Capstone was founded in 2005 with the objective of restoring street children with their family. The ministry is founded upon the Scripture from Psalm 118:22 ”The stone the builder’s rejected has become the capstone.”
Gbarnga Lutheran School Mission Project
“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’” Matthew 19:14 Many children in Liberia are hindered by poverty. It is not possible for them to come and learn about Jesus. They are busy earning money for food. Many of them are homeless as a result of the war and have no opportunity to attend a school. Our mission is to give the children there a chance to enjoy one of the greatest benefits of the Lutheran Church—A Christian Education.
Ascentria Care Alliance: www.ascentria.org
“As one of the largest community service organizations in New England, Ascentria Care Alliance empowers people of all backgrounds to rise together and reach beyond life’s challenges. With 60 locations throughout the region, we use an innovative client-centered care model to help individuals and families move forward and thrive — physically, intellectually, socially, spiritually and economically.Through productive collaborations and partnerships, we create measurable, positive impact that enriches our communities. Inspired by our faith-based heritage and guided by compassion, courage and integrity, we envision a world in which everyone can realize their fullest potential and share with others in need.”
Lutherans for Life: www.lutheransforlife.org
“Lutherans For Life (LFL) is so much more than an organization that produces facts and figures and keeps people informed on the latest life related news and political maneuverings. LFL is about speaking the truth of life—about Bringing Good News to Life. LFL applies the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the life issues, making Jesus known as the Son of God and Savior of all who can help and make a difference in people’s lives.
The focus of Lutherans For Life is two-fold. First, we desire to say very clearly that death is not an acceptable, God-pleasing way to deal with the problems of life. Second, we desire to say very clearly that there is a better way. We ground both of these in the truth of God’s holy Word. His Word defines what is not acceptable. His Word points to a better way, He who is The Way, Jesus Christ.”
Lutheran Bible Translators: http://us.lbt.org/
God is transforming the lives of people around the world as they read and use His Word in their heart language. Lutheran Bible Translators makes God’s Word accessible to those who do not yet have it in the language of their hearts.
Operation Christmas Child:
A mission project that sends gift boxes to children all over the world at Christmas time. Since 1993, they have sent over 100 million boxes to over 130 countries! Participating individuals fill boxes with small toys, school supplies, hygiene items and treats.
Bringing some Christmas joy to seafarers who will not be home with their families for Christmas. Seafarers and International House is a Lutheran ministry for seafarers and asylum-seekers. Port chaplains deliver satchels filled with gifts to the seafarers they meet in port in the weeks prior to Christmas. Later, on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, when the ship is in the middle of the ocean, the captain will hold a celebration, and all the crew will open their satchels.