Our Holy Cross team heading to Belize is set - eleven of us this year! We will join teams from Zion Lutheran in Walburg, Texas, and St. Paul Lutheran in Napoleon, OH.
Costs associated with the trip have increased so our fundraising continues. Mark your calendars to join us on Friday, April 26th at 6:30 p.m. for Trivia Night. This is great fun where teams of six compete against each other for bragging rights and a trophy!! Cost is $10 per individual. When you sign up to play, you will be automatically entered to win door prizes. We will serve a light meal to give your brain nourishment to answer the questions. There will be a free-will offering for the meal and we will be selling mulligans for the Trivia game. We will also draw the winner of the quilt!!
Thanks to all who came out to support our Shred Day event and purchased Mason Jar centerpieces! We cleared $1100 from our Shred Day!! Please keep our team in your prayers that we do God's will while we are in Belize!
Dallas Missionary Kids
The Labor Day weekend retreat for the Dallas Missionary Kids was a huge success. Caleb Robbins presented some amazing messages, and they really hit home with a theme of resting in the Lord. We were led in wonderful worship by Pete Isenberg, a long-time friend, an associate of Caleb's. Nearly fifty adults, teens, and children participated in the retreat. The event also included fun games and activities, time for personal Bible study and devotion, and lots of fellowships. Thanks to your generosity, the teens had more than enough snacks to enjoy throughout the weekend. We are very grateful for your food donations. They saved a huge amount on the retreat budget. The Lord continues to grow and bless this Missionary Kids ministry. Your support is an important part of the blessing. Please keep Caleb Robbins, his leadership team, the youth, and their families in your ongoing prayers. Thank you.
This month's newsletter from California has so many interesting articles in it. Too many to put everything into our Holy Cross Newsletter. Things such as:
A Sorority in Fort Worth volunteering at Braille Center #47 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ft. Worth. Most are not Lutheran and none attend the church. The new Interim LBW President Carole M Zemke, MN. She is working on starting a Braille and large print in Monrovia, Liberia.
LCMS-Youth and Braille Workshop at this summer's National Youth Gathering July 13 in Minneapolis MN. Staff from LBW will volunteer to help with this event by providing equipment, etc.
The first new center opened in January in Dennison, TX producing Braille Books for prisons. Funds for starting this new center were supplied from Texas District of the LWML from their Mite Box collections. A second group within the same congregation was formed in February. For more info on this new type of Large Print Bible contact Roy Fisher at the Home Office, 1-800-925-6092.
Funds for 2018 from Thrivent Choice Dollars amounted to $25,523. If you have not assigned your Choice Dollars for 2019, please consider Lutheran Braille Workers. "We live by faith, not by sight." 2 Corinthians 5:7.
A copy of the LBW Newsletter will be on the LWML Bulletin Board. Please take a few seconds to read some of the articles and see some of the things going on with Braille.
Thank you for your support of Braille. We at Holy Cross have started our 21st year.
Caleb Robbins Mission
Follow Caleb's Misson on his blog at Candid Caleb- http://calebrobbins.blogspot.com/
Hope for the Nations