Monday night, July 22, Dr. Fungchatou Lo presented information at St. John about the many ministries he oversees in Southeast Asia from LCMS headquarters in Phnom Penh, capital city of Cambodia.
Dr. Lo is Laoation, attended the University of Wisconsin. While he speaks 6 languages, he is just learning Khmer, the main language in Cambodia. Jesse (below) a Cambodian involved in mission work with Dr. Lo sometimes translates for him. Jesse explained about the ministries to neighboring countries; Thsiland, Laos, and Vietnam.
Dr. Lo & his wife Kalia coordinate LCMS mission ministries in Cambodia. Kalia directs Human Care ministries including well digging, distribution of water filters, clothing, health education, elementary school programs and home & church building projects.
Dr. Lo directs Gospel Outreach programs including seminary and theological training for church leaders from all four nations at the Lutheran Institute for Southeast Asia (LISA). Lo also coordinates training for othe church leaders and volunteers, Sunday School teachers, youth and other programs. In recent years the Los founded Grace International School in Phon Penh when a survey revealed that other schools operated by othe Christian groups did not include religious instruction.
Please support LCMS activities in Southeast Asia with your prayers.
To find out how you can support them financially by contacting:
Mission Central in Mapleton. 40718 Hwy E16, Mapleton, IA 51034
Tell It on the Mountain VBS will take us on an expedition to the top of
five mountains and teach you more about God’s might and grace and His
Son, Jesus our Savior and Lord. Registration is open for ages preK –
grade 6 who will attend VBS from July 28 to August 1,
6-8:30 PM with stacks at 5:30.
Get excited to sing fun songs, do crazy crafts, eat yummy snacks, and
more. Plus, you’ll learn all about Jesus so that you can go TELL
everyone about Him! Can’t wait to see you there! To register call the
church office at 678-3312 or Bethany Mallory at 678-3397.
We will be serving snacks each evening at VBS. Could you help us by
providing bars or cookies one or two evenings? Contact the church office
or call Bethany at 678-3397. We also need help decorating. We have a
camping/hiking adventure so we need LOTS of backpacks and assorted
hiking and camping gear like ropes, hard hats, carabiners, and boots.
For the actual set we need artificial evergreen trees, tents and
ladders. More specifically for games we need 4 pair of large pants, 4
pair of overshoe/boots, and 4 hardhats. All of these items should have a
tag or some tape attached with your name so we can get it back to you.
Items need to be at church by July 26.
We appreciate your prayers for Tell It on the Mountain, our Vacation
Bible School being held on July 28 – August 1.
Ask God to bring children to our program so they can know and grow in
Jesus, our Savior! Ask God to provide leaders and helpers for this
Mark your calendars for a special evening- on Monday, July 22 at 7:00pm in the fellowship hall, St. John will host Dr. Fungchatou Lo, LCMS missionary to Cambodia, who will tell us the exciting things the Lord is doing int Southeast Asia. Dr. Lo's latest newsletter is posted on the bulletin board in the church lobby. He was last here in June of 2011. St. John congregation has supported Dr. Lo since he was called to the mission field in Indonesia in 2008, and we are glad for this opportunity to have him here again. Refreshments will be served after the presentation. Bring your friends and neighbors and join in welcoming Dr. Lo on the evening of the 22nd.
Charter Oak Achievement Days, Sun July 6-Wed July 11
Mon-Sat. July 7-14- 6:25AM Pastor Merrill hosts 'Thy Strong Word' (for Triple Parish) on KDSN 107.1FM/1530AM, FYI-We need funding to help pay KDSN for this program. If you would like to make a donation toward 'Thy Strong Word,' please let either the office or KDSN know. Thank You.
Tues July 9- 6:30AM Men's Bible Study
Thurs July 10- 1:30PM LWML Meeting
7:30PM Quarterly Voter's Meeting
Sun July 14- 8:00AM Adult Bible Class
10:00AM Adult Instruction
Pastor leaves for Cubs' Week at Okoboji after Church
SUNDAY SCHOOL NEEDS HELP THIS FALL
We are looking for a part-time 3rd & 4th Grade Teacher
We are looking for a Memory Work Helper/Listener
Please Call Sun. Sch. Supt. Peggy Sue Henschen or the Church office if you can help. Thank You