Our Missions ~ Around the World
Your Gifts Can Reach Around the World. Giving gifts to those we love and
those who are important to us is one of the great privileges of life.
We hope that you will consider a gift that also gives to those who
know few privileges and who often struggle for basic human needs.
Gifts can be monetary or acts of service.
"Out of a believer's heart shall flow
rivers of living water." John 7:38b
Let’s make it simple: every day tens of thousands die because of the lack of clean water. Children, women, and men around the world struggle every day to meet this basic need.
This reality calls us to action:
We gather “Living Water” offerings – pocket change, piggy bank coins, cash, and checks. 100% of those offerings go to organizations that dig wells, build cisterns, install purifying systems, and meet crisis needs wherever they are needed. (Donations also go to our local food banks and nutrition programs for children of low-income families.)
Pick up an offering box in the narthex and continue to gather your change - a special processional offering is given on the first Sunday of each month at Trinity. If you want to write a check, make the check payable Trinity Lutheran Church and mark LIVING WATER clearly on the memo line. Place your check in one of the offering envelopes found in your pew and place it in the offering basket.
The Living Water Team meets:
2nd Fridays, 9:30 AM at Trinity
Contact: Charles Hawman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tijuana House Building &
Building Homes, Strengthening Communities
Are you interested in giving one week of your year to work side by side with the people of Mexico to build bridges between cultures, to build homes with those who are working for a better life, to help empower the people of Esperanza to change lives? To be changed yourself? Join Trinity as we make a difference in the world. Invite friends and family to join us.
Cliff Bronson, email@example.com
Deb Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fair Trade Coffee Project
Fair Trade is a business model that allows small growers of coffee, tea, and cacao beans to provide a living wage and decent working conditions for themselves and their employees. The result is high quality products at market prices for purchasers, and hope, stability, and a future for the producers.
Fair trade coffee, tea, and chocolate, and other products are available for purchase, at cost, at Trinity on the 1st Sunday of each month. Trinity sells at cost in support of the Lutheran World Relief Coffee Project. We do not profit from sales.
Carolyn Boone, email@example.com at Trinity
Jude Vaders, firstname.lastname@example.org at Trinity
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Sowing Seeds of Hope
God has gifted Sowing Seeds of Hope with three projects to date:
Our current project is Study and Education and Advocacy:
Our work to support women and their children has led us to concerns about human trafficking. Trafficking is not only a third world issue, it is worldwide and alarmingly active in urban and rural South Snohomish County. After attending seminars, inviting guest speakers to our meetings, and doing our own study, we want to share our resources at Trinity and in the community through Communiversity classes and monthly public vigils where we display signs to raise awareness of trafficking and 21st century human slavery.
Our very first was in San Ramon, Nicaragua:
Over the course of seven years we raised and donated $25,000 to start and support a women’s sewing business in San Ramon, Nicaragua. In early 2016, they moved into a permanent work room in the El Rio Latina Medical Clinic and Leadership School in San Ramon. We continue to support “our ladies” through prayer, donating supplies, and monetary gifts.
Our second was Songea’s Kids:
As we started our second project, we got excited about chickens and chicken poop! With God’s help, in one year the necessary funds were raised to build, equip, and staff a chicken raising business to benefit Songea’s Kids, an orphanage in Songea, Tanzania. Our goals in funding the chicken business were to provide nutrition for the orphans in Songea and to fund a business that would employ local residents. The orphans now have a regular source of protein from the eggs and chicken meat and local people have an income. Today the business is completely self-sustaining, earning a small profit and serving as a model for other non-profit ventures.
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Sowing Seeds of Hope meets:
1st Tuesday each month, 5:30 PM
Roy and Gabby Raudebaugh's home
View the Sowing Seeds of Hope brochure