UPDATE: Help the Lutheran Church of the Philippines (LCP) move toward establishing 100 new church and school ministries by the year 2017 to reach more people with the saving gospel of Jesus Christ! Rev. James Cerdenola is the LCP President
Current projects include:
|Gloria Dei Christian School in Manila - glass to replace plywood windows, Epson inkjet printer cartridges, catechisms, playground equipment, religion curriculum, English reading books, iPads to replace computer lab, wireless network system; would welcome short and long-term volunteers, mission teams. Recently, with a wonderful donation of 10 MacBook Laptops from Hong Kong International School (LCMS), the Gloria Dei faculty attended a workshop to learn how to use this "new" wireless technology as the first step to introducing technology into the classroom when more equipment can be received or purchase through donations. Thank you HKIS!
||Concordia Orphanage takes in babies who are "left behind" in alleys, doorsteps and dumpsters. Most are eventually adopted by Americans through several church-related agencies. Until they are, they attend Gloria Dei Christian School. Needs include money for food, clothing and school tuition and supplies.
||After two decades of disagreements and divisions, the Lutheran church of the 6000+ islands of the Philippines is once again unified and working towards common goals that were originally established in 1946 with missionaries and in partnership with the LCMS in 1971. Communications and transportation between the 70 churches is at best difficult. Annual efforts to bring 121 pastors and lay delegates together, requiring multiple days of travel by land, sea or air, costs a minimum of $5000 USD. One special project that helps keep the 190 congregations and mission stations with a total of 18,000 members focused on unity and purpose, is the annual Church-Wide Calendar. While it may seem like a small item to fund, the $1500 allows each church to distribute copies to members so that they pray for, learn about, and encourage each other, even though miles and islands apart. The hope is to distribute these copies to each pastor as they gather in their annual conference each December.
||New Project: LCC received the following urgent request from Tom Grunow, Director of Biblical Generosity. Tom works closely with the Lutheran Church of the Philippines:
"I received this desperate appeal from the Administrator of our sister Lutheran School in Manila operated by the Lutheran Church of the Philippines (LCP), a partner church body of the LCMS. When we think of major disasters, we often forget about the "ripple effect" as it pertains to our ministry to the Manila families of survivors in Tacloban 526 miles away!
Warm Christian Greetings!
I am making my budget for the salaries of teachers/staff this coming December 15, 2013.
I tried to squeeze parents pockets to pay their monthly school obligations but unfortunately most of them could not do it because they have to sent financial assistance to their relatives in the province who were affected by the super typhoon "Yolanda", this cause me a big headache.
I need to raise to Php 90,000.00 or USD 2,094.00 to cope for the said budget. Could you help us on this?
Thank you in advance for your wholehearted support to the school.
EDUARDO S. JILOCA
Gloria Dei Christian School
More about the LCP
The Lutheran Church in the Philippines (LCP) is one of the oldest partner churches of the LCMS and ELCA. It has 92 churches, many mission stations, 28 ordained pastors and a large number of lay leaders. LCMS World Mission works with the LCP to share the Gospel message through educational seminars for local pastors and expanded church planting efforts. Your support is needed to fund these projects as well as general administrative costs to continue work in the country, facilitate ministries, and provide for research and planning of additional ministry opportunities.
Currently, the LCP is seeking to build capacity so that it will be able to respond to and engage the mission opportunities before them, and therefore be able to reach its Ablaze! goals of planting 100 new congregations and training hundreds of lay evangelists by the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. A vital part of the project is to provide training for church leaders at the congregation, district, and national level in proper financial, accounting, and governance procedures.
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