Thirty children participated in the first day of our week long Immokalee Vacation Bible School. Under the direction of Grace Lutheran Church of Naples, Director of Christian Education, Kami Jo, and her group of volunteers, the children enjoyed play time outdoors, Bible Stories about Moses, crafts, songs and snacks. According to Pastor Selle, this VBS helps us proclaim the Gospel of Jesus in a relevant and understandable way to the Hispanic and Haitian children who live in Immokalee. We are very thankful for Kami Jo and the people of Grace Lutheran for sharing their time and talent with us. Our ministry is largely volunteer driven and we count heavily on the dedication and service of people like Kami Jo to complete our mission.
Father’s Day was made special for the men of our church with just a little extra effort. Our Immokalee Hispanic mission hosted an after Sunday Service gathering with food, laughter, our Seeds of Hope video and some vision casting by Pastor Selle. Our Bonita Springs Hispanic congregation gathered after church service for a all-time favorite ice cream social.
This morning we had thirteen students here in Immokalee to learn English. Nine of them were learning to write and speak out loud while three of them were on the computer. It was AWESOME!
In Bonita Springs, we renewed our outreach efforts at our Kingston Amigos Center. Every Wednesday at 6:00 pm volunteers from our Hispanic church and others gather with residents of Kingston Acres trailer park in Bonita Springs. In order to share the love of Christ we gather for youth activities and prayer with parents. We are looking for people who can help us, especially if you can lead music or help small children with Bible based crafts. Call Pastor Selle (239) 281-1664 if you would like more information.
On May 21, family and friends gathered to celebrate the graduation from our Leadership Development 2011 course. The course was sponsored by Amigos Center. This is a step forward for many of these women as they look forward to filling leadership roles in Immokalee schools, community agencies and churches. Pastor Selle is forming an Advisory Board for our Immokalee Hispanic Church with some of these leaders. This course was designed and led by Amigos Center staff person Marcela Rice along with the help of 12 other individuals from the Immokalee community who help lead the various topics covered by the course.
We are proud to announce that the Zimmer Family Foundation accepted our grant request for $15,000 to help with Theological training for Haitian leaders. This funds from this grant will be used to train Haitians through the Concordia Seminary EIIT (Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology) program to provide gospel outreach to the Haitian population in Immokolee & the surrounding areas.
Pictured here is Vicar Andre Mezilus and Saint Luc Charlelus, two of our Haitian leaders currently in the EIIT program.
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O’Donnell Landscapes, Inc.
Landscape and irrigation contractors
4291 Williams Rd., Estero Fl., 33928,
CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Albert O’Donnell
We are a family owned business with two generations working side by side. We are personally and corporately very involved in giving back to our community. Our recent company involvement is in saving the hurricane damaged trees at the Everglades Wonder Gardens. Tons of articles online. We were named one of the top 50 contractors headquartered in Collier, Lee or Charlotte counties in 2017 by Gulfshore Business Magazine.
3612 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112
(239) 732-6131 www.leossod.com
Making Your Dream Lawn With Leo’s Sod Since 1968.
We are the oldest and most established installer of turf grass in Southwest Florida. Our mission is to provide the highest quality sod removal, installation and sales to homeowners, businesses and municipalities throughout the state of Florida. We strive to provide a level of professionalism, knowledge and craftsmanship unprecedented in the sod industry.
Our crew has been with us for over 30 years, they are the best at what they do and enjoy installing lawns which reflects the quality of our workmanship and integrity. We offer free on-site estimates and service residential, commercial customers, as well as governmental institutions. We are the preferred vendor for all sod installation projects for the county for over 20 years running. We are licensed, bonded, insured and E-verified complaint. We are also the preferred installer & distributor for Sod Solutions, a turf brand developer. We look forward to bringing our experienced & professional team, and quality products & services to your property to make it look the greatest its ever looked!
Pump & Irrigation Supply
4627 Mercantile Ave., Naples, FL 34104
In January 2017, Nirmal Shah purchased the company. Nirmal has a Master’s Degree in Horticulture and also has a Greenhouse Business in the Midwest. Their staff of five has almost ninety years of combined experience in the irrigation industry. This allows them to help their customers troubleshoot problems and advise their customers about new products. They have expanded their line to include drainage and low voltage lighting, both of which allow the irrigation and landscape contractor to offer more services to their customers. They also provide free delivery. Give them a call at 239-643-2991 or visit them on the web: www.piscompany.com.