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