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Posts Categorised: Church

June 2013

 

Rev. Andre Mezilus (Haitian Church Pastor), Rev. Robert Selle (Executive Director/Pastor), Daphcar Beldor (Receptionist), Maria Rodriguez (Senior Volunteer), Karl Glander (Service Director).  Our newest staff member is Daphcar.  She arrived from Haiti ten years ago and graduated from Immokalee High School.  She is a mother of two young children and serves as a Sunday School teacher with our Immokalee Haitian church.

Our Hispanic and Haitian volunteers in Immokalee treated the members of Trinity Lutheran Church, Cape Coral, to a special Advent meal on Wednesday, December 5.  Over 70 people enjoyed the home made food.   Pastor C. J. focused the mid-week Advent worship service that night on Christmas traditions of Mexico and Haiti.  We see in these meals the unity of the body of Christ and an image of the celestial banquet that awaits us in Christ.

Sunday, October 7, 2012 was a big day for us at our Immokalee Lutheran Church as we baptized five young people, confirmed three and celebrated first communion for three others. Thanks be to God for what he is doing in the life of these young saints.

Immokalee Lutheran Baptisms and Confirmation

Last Sunday the Bonita Church held a church picnic to fellowship together and as a back-to-school celebration. We played water and indoor games. The children were absolutely thrilled to receive these gifts. Even the babies picked out their favorite ones. Smiles galore! Thank you to Diane Kral who donated more than ten boxes of stuffed animal of all sizes.

Girls with Stuffed AnimalSetting up the ToysPicking out Toys

Over 30 children attended our Vacation Bible School this summer! The Sonrise National Park theme that Covenant Church of Naples brought to Immokalee was a delightful way to point children to Jesus! We are so blessed to have had this opportunity to provide something so great to the children of Immokalee. Thank you Covenant Church and the countless volunteers who made this possible as well as our dedicated staff in Immokalee.

Registration for VBSVBS SnacksVBS CraftsVBS Games

Anita Dennis, the mother of Peter Dennis our new worker in our Immigration department, is leading St. Michael Lutheran Church in a blanket drive for Immokalee. Once the blankets are collected, they will deliver the much needed blankets to the Amigos Center. During the colder months of Florida, the nights can be long for families without heat and without sufficient blankets. Thank you St. Michael for helping us help these families.

Blanket Drive for Immokalee

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