Our 2017 LWML short-term mission trip to Christian Friends of New Americans was truly a blessing. Five sisters in Christ from the North Wisconsin District, one from Minnesota, and two from St. Louis took part in this servant event among refugee women and children.
On Friday, July 28, 2017 we held a Vacation Bible School with 26 children registered. It began with music and an opening devotion. The children were then separated into groups and were guided from crafts to lessons, and then to various activities including snacks. We closed with a puppet skit as well as water games outdoors. The children were such a joy to work with. They all seemed very excited to be part of our Vacation Bible School. Later in the early evening we did some cleaning and painting around the Peace Center.
On Saturday, we took some of the refugee women to Eckert Farmers Market to purchase fresh peaches. We enjoyed lunch with the women, and later shared God’s Word. Then we taught them how to can freezer jam. To be sure, they were pleased to take freezer jam home to share with their families.
The photo at the top was taken during our canning demonstration. The mother in the foreground, together with her two children, also joined us for the Vacation Bible School. We were so blessed to be with the women and children, and what a great opportunity to share God’s Word and His love with all of them.
Serving the Lord with Gladness!
Second Vice President
North Wisconsin District LWML