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Zion’s Redeemer Connection

Global Missions welcomed Sally Ankerfelt, Minister of Outreach at our partner church, Redeemer Lutheran in Minneapolis, at the July committee meeting. Sally provided us with an update on the happenings at Redeemer and specifically asked that we share Redeemer’s gratitude and appreciation for Zion’s financial support over the years and prayers during these times. Their most exciting news is that they have called a new pastor. Pastor Jen Collins will begin her call at Redeemer in mid-August! Interim pastor, Peter

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Mission Jamaica Update

A Mission Jamaica trip provides a way for us to love and serve our neighbor as Jesus taught us (Mark 12:30-31), and a time for reflection and spiritual rest. Over the past years, Zion members have served on several projects in the Montego Bay, Jamaica area: Ja’Bode is short for “Jamaican Abode.” Mission Jamaica missionaries help make simple, decent, and affordable housing a reality for families with the greatest need. West Haven Children’s Home is a residential facility that is

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AKCLI Update

As AKCLI looks into 2021, please be praying for these upcoming projects: The Lord is bringing more children to The Village of Hope with special needs. These children are a severely unserved segment of the rural population.  The School of Hope wants to build a classroom for special needs students and a classroom for Preschool and Kindergarten children. The Hope College of Education is beginning an intensive agriculture education program to prepare teachers to teach agriculture. Funds are needed to provide scholarships

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Redeemer Update 2022

Our mission partner, Redeemer Lutheran Church, in North Minneapolis is a multicultural and multiracial congregation. Zion and several Lutheran congregations help support Redeemer with prayer, financial gifts, and volunteering. The call process to replace retired Pastor Kelly Chatman was delayed, yet they hope to have a new pastor in place by Easter Despite the challenges of the past two years, Redeemer has found creative ways to still worship and do meaningful outreach to their neighbors. Like at Zion, good weather

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Redeemer Center For Life Thanks

Zion continues to reach out and support our Mission Partners in various ways.  For years Zion has been providing quarterly payments to Redeemer Lutheran Church in North Minneapolis and to All Kids Can Learn International (Village of Hope) in Zambia.  Both of these Mission partners along with Mission Jamaica are three global mission partners that we at Zion support.  For the past few years our annual Zion golf outing proceeds have been distributed to these mission partners.  In 2021 the

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Future Mission Trip Opportunities

For many years, Zion has provided global travel opportunities to participate with our mission partners in Jamaica and Zambia. The schedule has been that for odd years (2019), Jamaica is the destination. During the even years (2020), the travel destination is Zambia, Africa. I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in both of these mission trips and have found it’s a great way to serve others and immerse myself with people of different cultures. With continuing challenges

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New Wells at the Village of Hope

Two months ago, those at our global mission partner, All Kids Can Learn International/Village of Hope, were shocked to wake up without water in the Village of Hope in Zambia, Africa. They re-routed water pipes from the veggie gardens to provide water for the Village. At the same time, they learned that two of the Irrigation wells were pumping mud; they too were going dry. What a sinking feeling!! Naturally, they need water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and for irrigation

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No Water in the Village

The Zion Global Mission committee would like to let you know that our Global Mission partner, All Kids Can Learn International/Village of Hope, in Zambia, is in need of wells for their water supply. Below is an article written by Benedict and Kathleen Schwartz, CEO’s, concerning the need for these wells. If you would like to prayerfully consider donating to them, you may do so directly at akclivillageofhope.com/donate or through Zion’s Global Mission ministry at ZionBuffalo.org/mission-giving. Please keep the project

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Safe Arrival in Zambia

By Kathleen and Benedict We left Minnesota three weeks ago amid the beautiful colors of Minnesota in the fall. Driving across the US to MD we were in awe of the beauty that God has created. After a short time with children and grandchildren on the east coast, we were able to safely return to Zambia. As we drove up our country road (1/2 mile) the children and staff from the Village, and staff from all departments were holding up

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God is Real

Angie has been a member of Zion her whole life, and now attends alongside over 70 close family members. My ancestors were founders of Zion Lutheran Church in 1866.  Zion at the time was called Carlslund Lutheran Church. Zion is a great place to grow in faith and now I am seeing the faith growing through my own children here; which is a really cool to see. Growing up I did not always want to wake up on Sunday mornings

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