The results are in for the Vacation Bible School (VBS) Bar Soap Challenge.
The students of the 2014 VBS at MLLC collected 246 individually wrapped bar soaps. These were collected during the week of VBS: August 21-27.
During the 2 weeks following that the congregation was challenged to meet this total. The congregation collected 198 bars of soap.
VBS students: 246
Grand Total: 444
For the sake of those in need around the world we will continue to collect these individually wrapped bar soaps through Resurrection Sunday 2015 – April 5, 2015. We will also receive monetary donations to cover the cost of shipping these items. Most importantly, please remember to pray for the ministry of Lutheran World Relief, and for those individuals who will eventually receive these items.
The real winners in this challenge are our neighbors around the world who will get to use the soap for personal hygiene. The soap will be passed along to Lutheran World Relief for distribution to people in need around the world.
Thank you to everybody who participated in this special project. We look forward to the continued collecting of bar soap for the months to come.
Martin Luther Lutheran Church has been a very busy place in recent weeks. In addition to the Lent and Holy Week services, many dedicated volunteers have been assembling and packaging various items for Lutheran World Relief. Check out these previous articles about this work: 1 2
We had 7 volunteers working on this packing and shipping. They prepared for shipping: 36 quilts, 18 Baby Care Kits, 16 Personal Care Kits, 28 School Kits, and 3 Fabric Kits. These will be sent to Lutheran World Relief. This is in addition to the many other quilts which have been given to Camp for All and the Krause Children’s Center during this past year.
We are very thankful for the opportunity to share the goodness, love and mercy of God with others. Here are some more photos from our work together. There were 21 boxes packed.
We have be preparing all year for this. Each year on Palm Sunday the people of Martin Luther Lutheran Church (MLLC) dedicate the quilts, baby care kits, school kits and health kits which have assembled in the past year. In recent weeks, and especially in the past few days, there has been a flurry of activity around the facility. People have been assembling kits and finalizing work on quilts. A crew of people were bringing the items over the sanctuary. Some more folks will be placing these items for display in the sanctuary. On this weekend at worship we will offer thanks and praise to God as these items are dedicated for use and sent to the ends of the earth. The photo above shows some of our quilts being made ready for presentation on Sunday. Below is a photo of some of our dedicated volunteers preparing the baby care kits and health kits.
Most of these kits and quilts will be given to Lutheran World Relief. This faithful organization distributes these items around the world. We are thankful for our partnership with fellow Lutheran Christians as we work to bring compassion and care to people in need across the world.
We plan to have more information about the dedication service after the weekend.
To learn more about the fantastic ministry of Lutheran World Relief, click this link: http://lwr.org/