Pastor Jane Follmer –Zekhoff received an e-mail from Brother Rick Nelson in 2015 presently serving at Clinica Evangelica Morava Ahuas, Honduras. Rick was reaching out for financial and need of prayers to support the clinic.
Pastor Jane then presented this mission call to the church board. It was decided by the board to support Ahuas Medical Clinic and this would be our Lenten mission project. Pastor Jane then presented to Janice Ellis to come up with a display for this mission. Janice read the e-mail from Brother Rick asking for prayer and financial support. So this is how Janice came up with connecting London with the clinic by a prayer chain. Each link in the chain/set of praying hands represented a $10.00 gift and our goal of $800 was surpassed by raising $1100 to the clinic. In the display you will see the spiritual giving of this small Moravian church. The middle support was the cross to keep the connection with the clinic.
The blessings and the power of God came as a result of us giving above and beyond our goal.
By having a display helps to show and give the congregation inspiration to see each week what has been accomplished towards their mission goal in keeping the prayer chain connected.
Feel free to contact a go-to person for any questions on our many mission projects.
A big thank you to my sister Jane Olson and my daughter Hannah Ellis Undestad for their help, I couldn’t have completed the displays without their help.
Mission Giving 2009 – 2015
Local: People Against Domestic Abuse, Jefferson County; PorchLight Homeless Program, Madison; YWCA, Madison; Cambridge Food Pantry; school supplies for Cambridge Elementary; Watertown Loaves and Fishes free community meal; Cambridge Library building fund; Cambridge Food Pantry Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets, Cambridge Area Resource Team, Family Promise of Jefferson County, Rock River Free Clinic, Cambridge Food Pantry Blue Jay backpack (weekend hunger) program; Lake Mills Food Pantry
National/World: Heifer International (goats); Nothing but Nets (malaria mosquito nets); Sixty pounds of pennies for AIDS relief; Souper Bowl of Caring (food collection went to Cambridge Food Pantry); Harbor House Homeless Shelter (Superior, WI); 13 Flood buckets for Midwest flooding recovery; Mercy Ships floating hospitals; Philippine Typhoon Haiyan recovery; Children/Youth Refugees coming into US
Moravian: Marquardt Village, Watertown (stained glass window); Moravian Volunteer Response (multiple offerings for natural disasters); Alaska Mission team; Tanzania Moravian School; Ahuas Medical Clinic, Honduras; London Sunday School new curriculum and Bibles; London Church painting project; London Church special music concerts; Mount Morris barn restoration project, Colorado Summer Mission Team; Open Door Ministry (New York City); Sierra Leone disaster relief for the Braima’s community (ebola epidemic); Lakeview Moravian community weekend backpack (school hunger) program; Pittsburgh Summer Mission Team; water project for Ahuas Clinic; Music for Mission at Lake Mills Moravian Church (TrickleeBee Café, Milwaukee), Open Door Ministry adoptee ($250 annual allowance gift)