The (small but mighty) Missions Team met for the first time in many months in January to make plans for 2021. Pastor Pat joined us to learn about our past activities. God wants each of us to be of service to others less fortunate and in need. And there are certainly plenty of needs. Many people have been and continue to be negatively impacted by the global pandemic. Now is not the time to be complacent by any means. Missions’ 2021 goals are to enable St. Luke’s church family to continue to demonstrate our faithfulness through continued aid to our local community, country and the world. In spite of the COVID virus that requires social distancing precautions. We’ll all have to remain safe, healthy and flexible this year for sure. Please mark your calendars for the programs shown below. We are assessing the feasibility of a possible contact-less, drive-through fundraiser of some type. Plus an event to assemble disaster or hygiene kits which we’d envision doing with another church or non-profit organization. Stay tuned for specific information in the coming months! As always, thank you for our continued support and generosity. Let us know if you have any questions or suggestions. We would love to welcome new members since we’ve lost a few recently. Many hands make light work as we share God’s love with others.
Missions Team: Melanie Prudom, Kathy Narrigan and Linda Boyer
CWS KITS AND BLANKETS Since January Kits and Blankets have been distributed in the US to the tune of 63,967. There have been 134,020 school kits, 6,222 clean up buckets, 27,760 hygiene kits and 16,965 blankets. Also Internationally the count was 37,505. They are Bahamas (750 buckets and 750 blankets). In Mexico (2,700 blankets). In Cuba (4,800 school kits and 9,600 hygiene kits). In Haiti (275 hygiene kits). In Puerto Rico (1,440 blankets and 2,220 hygiene kits). In Romania (15,000 school kits). The total kits and blankets distributed globally is 101,472, thanks to all who help this cause.