National and International Mission Support

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Good Shepherd by the Lake supports the work of Mission India in reaching the people of India with the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ. Mission India accomplishes its mission through three special ministries – Children’s Bible Clubs, Adult Literacy, and Church Planter Training.

Bible Clubs   Children’s Bible Clubs 

At Children’s Bible Clubs, boys and girls hear Bible stories,       play games, sing “action” songs, share prayer needs, and         learn about salvation through the Lord Jesus.

 

 

 

Literacy  Adult Literacy  

In just one year, Adult Literacy students achieve a 5th grade   education in reading, writing, and math—and the Bible-based   lessons introduce them to Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

Church Planter  Church Planter Training  

During their year of classroom training and hands on                   fieldwork, Church Planters are equipped with the resources       to establish churches in unreached areas.

 

 

 

 

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Lutheran Bible Translators

Good Shepherd by the Lake supports the work of Lutheran Bible Translators and Wycliffe Bible Translators through its support of missionaries Jonathan and Carrie Federwitz. LBT is an independent Lutheran mission organization. Its mission is to to make God’s Word accessible to those who do not yet have it in the language of their hearts. Its vision is God transforming the lives of people around the world as they read and use His Word in their heart language.

3x2-jfederwitz-ii Jonathan and Carrie Federwitz have been serving as  missionaries in Papua New Guinea since 1999. They are  members of Wycliffe Bible Translators and associate members  of Lutheran Bible Translators, supporting the work of Bible  translation in Papua New Guinea through aviation.

Jonathan is a pilot who flies Bible translators, their families,    and others to and from remote areas within Papua New Guinea.  Much of the country is rugged mountainous terrain with no roads. Often in a matter of minutes, Jonathan can fly over a distance that would take hours or days to travel by ground. Missionaries throughout Papua New Guinea depend upon airplanes for their basic travel needs and also for receiving mail and supplies. Over 800 different languages are spoken in Papua New Guinea. As of 2012, 194 of those languages have received a New Testament translation.

 

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Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots (LAMP)

LAMP is a cross-cultural ministry sharing Jesus Christ with God’s people in remote areas of Canada.

LAMP has been providing spiritual witness and nurturing faith in communities in northern remote areas of Canada since 1970 through the ministry of pastor/ missionary/pilots, and short and long-term volunteers-in-mission. Each year over 5,000 children, youth and adults are impacted by the ministry of LAMP.

The needs of people in the North are many…
  • Poverty and social problems
  • High rates of suicide, drug and alcohol use
  • Churches that are not staffed or equipped to meet spiritual needs

LAMP short-term and long-term missionary volunteers and staff from Canada and the United States offer help to over 60 communities in remote Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia by…
  • leading Vacation Bible Schools and Christ-centered sports camps to children and youth and offering Bible study programs for adults during the summer months
  • conducting many different forms of ministry on a daily basis while on site–most importantly, establishing and growing relationships with those they have contact with
  • providing continuing ministry through technology such as Facebook, Skype and email
  • visiting various communities throughout the year as time, resources and weather allows
  • providing special events such as women’s retreats
  • praying regularly for the First Nations people in general and for specific needs as they become known.

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Good Shepherd by the Lake partners with Kids Around the World through the OneMeal mission. The OneMeal mission is to meet the needs of starving children by empowering people to serve. We are teaming up with other local churches in a food packing event where volunteers come together and pack meals assembly line style in a fun, educational, team-building event. The food packing event this year will be October 24. The packaged food is then shipped and distributed to trusted partners to ensure the food reaches hungry children in great need of our help. Through the OneMeal program Kids Around the World has provided much needed nourishing food to children in 18 different countries, including the U.S. and developing countries across the globe. Let us know if you would like to join us to pack meals on October 24.

 

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