Posts Categorised: Immokalee
Monday through Thursday mornings we have many children in our Immokalee Amigos Center that would love to have you read to them. Our Storytime Nanas meet with the kids while their parents are occupied in our Amigos Center. They meet in a kid friendly area of the Amigos Center where they can choose a book they can read and take home, play, enjoy a snack, crafts, etc. The kids love it and so will you. Call Donna for information (239) 281-1665.
IMMOKALEE, FL – Nine Immokalee boys, from Kindergarten to 5th grade, had a blast during a three day Cub Scout event at the Immokalee Amigos Center this month. Activities included chemical reactions, archery, slingshots, pinewood derby cars, arts & crafts and an awards ceremony at the end. The boys learned about citizenship, respect for others and how to be a great leader in their family.
James Giles, Executive of the SWFL Alligator District led the day camp in order to raise awareness of the Boy Scouts of America in Immokalee. Amigos Center is a charter organization for Immokalee Cub Scout pack 7, meeting at Pinecrest Elementary. For more info call Karl Glander, Amigos Center Service Director (239) 293-1489.
Just in time for the summer heat, we were able to replace two of our broken Air Conditioning units in the Immokalee Amigos Center. Special thanks to Saint Michael’s Lutheran, Fort Myers; Zion Lutheran, Fort Myers; Hope Lutheran, Bonita Springs; and Marco Lutheran Church, Marco Island for coming through with special above budget donations to make this possible.
By Pastor Bob Selle
A sign of a healthy Christian congregation is when they think outside of themselves. One of our Immokalee church members recently returned from Mexico with the story of an orphanage in Nuevo Laredo that cares for 100 children. The farmworkers of our congregation, mostly from Mexico and Guatemala, were moved beyond tears by the plight of these border town children. As a result they have resolved to help support this worthy effort. Each Sunday they make a special collection (piggy bank), above and beyond their regular Sunday plate offerings that they will send to support these children. Later this summer the congregation will send a delegation to deliver the socks, underwear, toiletries, etc. that they collect, in addition to the money to sponsor the children.
By Pastor Bob Selle
Our Immokalee congregation was pleased to receive a new member on Mother’s Day, May 8. Reina, a farmworker and mother of six children, made her public confession of faith and so joined our growing congregation. Reina has been attending our worship services and studying with Pastor Selle for over two years. She says that she felt she really needed to do this. Her hope is to grow closer to God and to learn more about the Bible and the things of God. Reina expects to baptize her newborn infant daughter later this year.
You can make a difference in the life of the children of Immokalee farmworkers. We have opportunities for you to help during the summer recess from school.
Vacation Bible School: June 20 – 23
We are using the Barnyard Roundup curriculum from Concordia Publishing House. We need help with snacks, crafts, songs and Bible story time.
Monday through Thursday mornings we have many children in our Immokalee Amigos Center that would love to have you read to them. Our Storytime Nanas meet with the kids while their parents are occupied in our Amigos Center. They meet in a kid friendly area of the Amigos Center where they can choose a book they can read and take home, play, enjoy a snack, crafts, etc. The kids love it and so will you.
For more information contact Karl Glander (239) 293-1489 about the VBS or Donna Selle (239) 281-1665 about the Storytime Nana program.
By Rev. Robert Selle
On Sunday March 6 our Immokalee Lutheran Church was pleased to receive Virginia Herrera and six of her children into the Christian faith through the washing away of their sins by baptism into the name of Jesus.
This was a big step for her and her children, one that they did not enter into lightly. Virginia and her family have participated in our Immokalee worship community for several years. We studied Scriptures and talked often about baptism and what it means to be a child of God. Pray for Virginia and her children as they embark on a new walk with Jesus as the focus of their family.
(Pictured from left to right)
Christiina Leddin (Immigration Specialist), Lindsay Ray (Immigration Attorney), Rev. Robert Selle (Pastor/CEO), Anastacia Hernandez (Immokalee Housekeeping), Nancy Ramirez (Immokalee Receptionist), Vicar Karl Glander (Immokalee Service Director), Rev. Andre Mezilus (Pastor Bethlehem Haitian Church), Rev. Saint Luc Charelus (Pastor Bethlehem Haitian Church) and Donna Selle (Bookkeeper). Not pictured are Eileen Ortegon and Maria Isabel Diaz.
Our Lord Jesus knows no bounds. Our faith in Him emboldens us to imagine the unimaginable. Our theme for the 2016 fundraiser event is “What If”. Christian Author, public speaker and eternal optimist Dr. Rich Bimler will serve as our Master of Ceremonies. Save the date: March 16, 2016 at noon, Spanish Wells Country Club, Bonita Springs. Our goal this year is to raise $80,000. Call Donna at (239) 437-6727 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.