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On May 4th, 2014 was the induction service for two vicars for our Immokalee ministry. Vicar Saint Luc Charelus will finish his theological studies next year; Vicar Karl Glander is just beginning his 4-year program of study. Both are enrolled in distance education programs of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO and work under the direction of local mentors and supervisors. Upon satisfactory completion they will receive a Theological Diploma which makes them eligible for a divine call to the pastoral ministry of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Upon graduation, we expect Saint Luc to join our pastoral ministry team at Bethlehem Haitian Church – LCMS. Karl will head up our English language mission in Immokalee.
Harvest of Hope
You’re invited to attend the Amigos Center Havest of Hope Fundraising Luncheon!! Wednesday, March 19, 2014. 12:00-1:0pm
Spanish Wells Golf & Country Club
9801 Treasure Cay Ln, Bonita Springs, FL 341354
RSVP to Donna Selle 239.437.6727 firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you will join us!
Seven Hispanic theology students have finished four different pre-seminary courses from the Center for Hispanic Studies at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
We have received approval from the Florida-Georgia District to charter our Bethlehem Haitian Church – LCMS as a member congregation of the LCMS.
Pastor Andre Mezilus was ordained on August 18, 2013 as a pastor of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.
We made plans for two more men to begin formal preparation for the pastoral ministry in 2014 through the distance education programs of Concordia Seminary, ST. Louis. MO.
6 baptisms for Hispanic ministry (seven more are expected soon)
7 baptisms for Haitian ministry (four more are expected soon)
English classes in Immokalee have expanded to four days a week, Monday through Thursday.
We have experienced a 69% increase in the number of English language students in our Immokalee Amigos Center.
We are on track to provide legal immigration services to 15% more people this year than last, an all-time record high. This is mainly due to a realigning of priorities in our Bonita Springs immigration office.
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We have been greatly blessed to have our Bonita Springs Amigos Center Immigration Office totally renovated. The new décor makes for a much more enjoyable and professional working environment for our staff and clients. This was made possible by the work and donations of a long time supporter of our Amigos Center work. To God be the Glory!
Pastor Selle presents Immokalee Lutheran Church member Sergio Campos with his certificate of completion of Christian Doctrine course with the Center for Hispanic Studies, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO. Eileen Rujana-Ortegon and Reynaldo Bernal of Bonita Springs also received their diplomas for completion of their Church History course. This is an important way to prepare church leaders in the Hispanic church.
Andre Mezilus is pictured with his Theological Diploma and Certificate of Completion of Theological Studies at Concordia Seminary. Andre has received a divine call from Amigos en Cristo to serve as pastor of our Immokalee Haitian Church. He will be ordained and installed into the pastoral office at 4:00 PM on August 18, in Immokalee. Please come and be a part of our history.
The last Sunday of each month is our Friendship Sunday where church members participate in an after service pot luck lunch.
Pictured is Pastor Selle entertaining some of our younger church members.