Shadow of His Wings Can Use Your Help
Many of you have heard that there was a devastating fire last week at a state-run orphanage outside of Guatemala City. While many of the details of the events leading up to the fire are in question, one thing that is certain is that more than 25 girls have died and many more remain hospitalized. Authorities have began the process of moving all of the remaining 700 children living in the orphanage to other facilities, including Shadow of His Wings. SOHWO has been notified that they will receive 14 children immediately and possibly 4 additional children at the beginning of April.
As you can expect with an additional 20 children living at SOHWO, the needs are many. Please visit the SOHWO Facebook page for immediate needs including specific prayer requests and ways to help financially; if you prefer, checks made out to Shadow of His Wings can be dropped off in the church office or go straight to the SOHWO web site for information on how to give.
Some of our Mission Partners Could Use Your Help
Do you find yourself with time on your hands during the week and need someplace to serve, think about these opportunities with our mission partners:
Mother’s Refuge is looking for babysitters for their residents’ sweet babies and house parent helpers to serve as an extra set of eyes, ears and hands for the residents and house parents. If babysitting or being a house parent helper is not your strength, Mother’s Refuge has many other ways for you to help their residents, check out their full list of volunteer opportunities. For those interested in volunteering at Mother’s Refuge, please complete their New Volunteer Packet as well as a State of Missouri Worker Registration form. Please contact Katie Early with any questions or for more information.
Blessings Abound is looking for people to help move furniture. Furniture moving equipment is used…safety first! Schedules are flexible. Contact Tony Whitter for more information.
City Union Mission is in need of people to assist with stocking and distributing goods from their Community Assistance Store. Click here to complete a volunteer application.
New Hope Food Pantry is looking for help packing up donations or assisting the clients as they shop for food. Contact New Hope for more information at (913) 782-0955
Together In Christ That Others May Know Christ
Christ Lutheran Church and Education Center is a mission strong Christian community where God transforms lives through Word and Sacrament, growing His kingdom. We engage people in loving God and others through worship, prayer, study, service and care. We will remain committed to our mission so that those served within our walls take the Gospel of Jesus Christ outside the walls to family, friends, and neighbors, with special concern for the lost, the least and the lonely of this world.
Commitment to Care and Service
As we are connected within our walls, we are committed to those beyond our walls, both locally and internationally. We are called to reach out to people who do not know Christ, to be a servant to those in need, and to support ministries that share our passion. We hold steadfast the ideal of caring for others, from conception to natural death, as we communicate God’s presence to each precious soul.
Please pray for these guests at City Union Mission
Blessings Abound News – Date Change
Because the recent store reconfiguration was so successful, Blessings Abound will be doing it again! On Saturday, May 6th, from 8 – 10am, Blessings Abound is looking for lots of able-bodied individuals to help move heavy items. For more information or to sign up, contact Maryann Grace.
Get Involved with our Mission Partners!
Cris Molina or 913.754.5844
Our Mission Partners
The following list of individuals or organizations receive support from our church’s tithe. Click on the link below to learn more about the individuals or organizations supported by Christ Lutheran.
- Advice and Aid Pregnancy Center
- Blessings Abound Thrift Store
- Bread of Life Outreach Ministry In Christ
- Brothers In Blue Reentry
- City Union Mission
- Global Disaster Relief
- Global Orphan Project
- Johnson County Emergency Assistance
- Kansas District LCMS
- Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
- LUMA (Lutheran Urban Mission Agency)
- Lutherans for Life
- MLM (Metropolitan Lutheran Ministries)
- Mother’s Refuge
- Shadow Of His Wings Orphanage
- Show Hope
- Vitae Caring Foundation