To view the LIMM Executive Director Job Description, please click here: LIMM Executive Director Job Description.
Dear Friends of LIMM:
At Lutherans in Medical Missions, 2018 is exiting as boldly as 2019 enters. This year, we have given individuals and organizations approximately $25,000 in grant money. Parish nurses in Madagascar, Australia, Palestine and Papua New Guinea, medical missionaries in Africa, doctors and nurses serving on short term medical mission trips, educators in Lutheran schools in the Chicago intercity, patients who cannot afford treatment in Madagascar and those suffering from malnutrition in Nigeria are but a few of the examples of lives and ministries touched by our presence.
In recent years, our vision has enlarged to include both leading and supporting community health education (CHE) training events at home and abroad. CHE trainings have been brought to West Africa and Belize, and “Women’s Cycle of Life” teaching expanded to include middle school girls, providing much needed health education. If a medical missionary wants to grow in knowledge of tropical medicine, we say “Yes, we can help you with that”. If an educator in Chicago wants to begin a pilot program to help grade school parents and children learn how to take better care of their bodies, we say “Yes, we can help you make that possible”. We want to continue to say “Yes” whenever the need arises, but we can only do that if you are saying “Yes” alongside us.
LIMM has several announcements to share with you. It is with sadness that our amazing Executive Director, Marguerite “Rita” Nickel, has announced her retirement. Rita has served LIMM wholeheartedly for over 6 years with her incredible talents and love for mission and ministry. Her work has helped pave the way for CHE training to continue both in the USA and abroad. She will continue to serve us as a consultant and volunteer when needed, and we are honored to keep her involved. On behalf of the Board of Directors, THANK YOU RITA! You are loved, and your leadership will be greatly missed.
Next, December 2019 marks Lutherans in Medical Missions’ 25th Anniversary. Plans are underway to commemorate this event, and will be shared with you in the coming months. LIMM is 25 years young and still going strong!
Finally, two generous donors have given $10,000 for a matching grant campaign in honor of our anniversary. We would like to see this grant be fully matched by you, our faithful friends, during the next 3 months. Every dollar you give will be doubled up to $10,000!!
We wish you a Merry Christmas and many blessings in 2019!
Interim Executive Director
To view the LIMM November 2018 Newsletter, please click here: LIMM Newsletter – November 2018 – Final
To view the LIMM August 2018 Newsletter, please click here: LIMM Newsletter – August 2018 Final
To view the LIMM May 2018 Newsletter, please click here: LIMM Newsletter – May 2018 – FINAL
To view the LIMM February 2018 Newsletter, please click here: LIMM newsletter – February 2018 updated 2 19 2018 2
Thank you Concordia Lutheran Ministries/Angel Tear Ministries, for your partnership in our ministry!
Already this year, you have helped make it possible for:
1. Medical Missionary Sarah Kanoy to teach women’s health issues to the wives of seminary students in Togo.
2. Medical Missionary Jamielynn Tinkey to take part in a LCMS Mercy Medical Team clinic in Tanzania.
3. Medical Missionaries Stephanie Schulte and Sarah Kanoy to complete a course in Global Health and Tropical Medicine,
4. Nurses Sharon Thomas and Megan Steele to teach women’s health issues in Seine, Bight, Belize.
Because of your partnership, these women of God are touching the lives of those whom they are called to serve; helping to create spiritually and physically healthier families and communities.
We thank God for you!
LIMM is now accepting new grant requests. LIMM is a RSO of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Please make sure your proposal meets our focus and mission, and that it will further our goals and extend the ministry of the Gospel.
- Projects should have a mission emphasis; used to improve quality of life/health.
- Link health professionals & other committed workers with those in need.
- Network with medical mission sending agencies.
- Educate people about the potential for opportunities for involvement in health and healing ministries. LIMM promotes Community Health Education (CHE).
Projects should be current and ready for implementation within the year. Ninety percent of grant money should be used for programs. The maximum amount requested should not exceed $5,000 per year. Only one grant application per ministry per year will be considered. Grants are chosen by a majority vote of the Lutherans in Medical Missions Board of Directors.Upon receipt of this application, you will be notified of the Board’s decision within 60 days. Please email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact Rita Nickel at 904-806-8679 or email@example.com.
To view the LIMM Grant Application Form, please click here:
Word document – LIMM Grant Application Form – Final
Sarah Kanoy and Stephanie Schulte are Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod Medical Missionaries, serving our Lord and His Church in Africa. These two amazing women shine like bright stars, pointing the way to Christ and sharing His great love with all whom they meet. LIMM is happy to announce that because of your donations, we are able to provide the funds for them to attend “The Christian Health Service Corps Global Heath and Tropical Medicine Overview 2018,” this June in Texas. If you would like to help us continue our support of Sarah, Stephanie and other medical missionaries who serve so tirelessly, visit our website (firstname.lastname@example.org) to donate. We cannot all be there in person to serve beside them, but we can be there in prayer and provision. We are all, each one of us, missionaries. If not, why are earth are we here?