Sent in by Gina Rawlings, Office Administrator and Rev. Sandra Braasch, pastor at Salem Lutheran, Dakota City
2017- As part of their work for this ELCA service day, adults and youth of Salem Lutheran Church partnered with members of the United Asian Lutheran Ministry to tie Lutheran World Relief Fleece Tie Blankets as an act of love, to help provide warmth and comfort for those that are most vulnerable. These blankets get distributed to orphans, the elderly, those who are homeless or disabled, and people displaced from their homes. A total of 15 blankets were made and tied from the loving hands and hearts of the 20 volunteers and the entire congregation.
In addition to the LWR project, 25 adults and youth from Salem Lutheran Church and United Asian Lutheran Ministry served by reaching out with the hearts and hands of Jesus to clean up a neighbor’s property.
Also, 15 adults and youth from Salem Lutheran Church and United Asian Lutheran Ministry partnered with Sole Hope. Together, the group collected enough supplies and donations to complete patterns for 40 pairs of shoes to send to families in Uganda.