Mission † Antigo June 8-14, 2019
Mission † Antigo is a mission trip from Antigo to Antigo that was on June 16-22, 2018. This significant outreach effort is a collaboration on mercy work projects with other local congregations of various denominations, Thrivent Financial, Habitat for Humanity, and the City of Antigo.
Peace Lutheran Contacts:
Guatemala Mission Trip, March 22-30, 2019
Members of Peace Lutheran Church have traveled and served in Chichicastenago Guatemala for six consecutive years. The 2019 Peace Team of 11 adults joined with 7 others from Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Door County to serve Mayan widows & children through Pray America/Manos de Jesus ("The Hands of Jesus") Ministry in Guatemala. We built 6 new 12 X 16' "widow homes", 2 bathrooms, installed 3 wood efficient stoves & 3 water filters all while working (or playing) side by side with these beautiful people. We returned to the newly built homes to follow Jesus example by "washing feet" of each family member and gifting them with a new pair of shoes. Additionally, we visited the ASELSI Christian Medical Clinic, participated in children's feeding programs & school shoe distribution, and made several family home visits--all with the purpose of building relationships and sharing the love of Jesus. Plans are already underway for a Spring 2020 mission trip. The Peace team is comprised of members and others from the Antigo area. For information, please contact Dan & Sarah Stoehr at (715) 484-2393.
MISSION NEWS 2017-18
Peace Lutheran Ministries continues to strive to be a tithing congregation. This was true again for the 2017-18 budget year. The Mission Action Team has met five times already in this fiscal year and has evaluated many possible recipients for the mission funds that were available. The Team makes a deliberate effort to provide financial support to local, national, and international causes and organizations, as well as providing assistance to congregation members who step out in faith, committing their time, talent and resources to personally serve on Servant Events and short-term mission efforts.
Money for missions comes from the annual budget passed by the congregation, bequests, and other donations. The largest amount of money available goes directly to the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod through the North Wisconsin District office. The Missouri Synod supports many missions and career missionaries both in the United States and abroad.
The following distributions, above and beyond funding for the Synod and the North Wisconsin District, have been made so far in the 2017-18 fiscal year:
MISSION SUPPORT 2017-18
Camp Luther “Filled with the Spirit” Campaign (First of 5 installments)
|Designated: $1000–Ministry Fund; $1000–Every Kid to Camp; $3000-Building Fund|
|$2,500.00||Guatemala Adult Servant Event (4 Members from Peace on Team)|
|$2,500.00||Alaska Adult Servant Event|
|$2,500.00||Rev. Brian Gauthier – Missionary to Panama|
|$2,000.00||Peace Lutheran Seminary Student Grant Fund|
|$1,000.00||Antigo Food Pantry|
|$1,000.00||Hope Life Center|
|$950.00||LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces|
|$750.00||Community Bible School|
|$583.11||Sutherland Springs, Texas (Church shooting)|
We thank and praise God for the generosity of His people at Peace Lutheran Ministries in giving back to God from all of the resources He first provides for each of us. As we have the opportunity to support these important ministries that extend beyond the local congregation, we are able to assist in sharing the Gospel message throughout the world.
ALASKA SERVANT EVENT
August 3 - 14, 2018
A group of 8 adults traveled from Antigo to Copper Center, Alaska on a hammer and nails mission trip. This was the 7th time a group from Peace traveled to this area spreading the love of Christ. While in Alaska we were blessed to be able to help the local residents by hanging drywall at the only radio station in the region, a Christian Station. We helped a young family frame the inside of their cabin, assembled 16 baby kits for the Clinic in Glennallen to hand out after a first well baby checkup, installed a dryer for an elderly native, moved a memorial stone that was next to the banks of the flooding Copper River, poured a concrete slab for a wheelchair ramp at Mt. Drum Church, assisted with Sunday School for the local kids in Chitina, and held a potluck dinner to thank our host congregation after church.
REV. BRIAN GAUTHIER LCMS MISSIONARY TO PANAMA
Personal support was extended to Rev Brian Gauthier and family. Funds were provided for him and his family for the past two years serving as a missionary in the country of Panama.
Rev. Brian Gauthier and Family (Wife Amanda and Son Ezra)
Funds for local and regional ministries went to the Hope Life Center, the Antigo Area Community Food Pantry, and Camp Luther. The money given to Camp Luther was the first installment of a five year committment to Camp Luther's Filled With the Spirit Campaign.
We thank and praise God for the opportunities He gives us to serve His people with the resources that He has first given us.