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
To view the LIMM November 2017 Newsletter, please click here: LIMM Newsletter – November 2017 Final 11 15 2017
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To view the LIMM May 2017 Newsletter, please click here LIMM Newsletter – May 2017
Please click on the link to view the LIMM November 2016 Newsletter: limm-november-2016-newsletter
Lutherans in Medical Missions Needs Your Help!
Thailand, Chile, Hong Kong, India, Palestine, the Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, West Asia, Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Peru, Africa, Belize, and the United States. For over two decades, on harvest fields around the world, LIMM has been beside God’s people as they help to change lives for eternity and give families a sense of hope and purpose. We assist health care professionals with travel costs, help Lutheran parish nurses gather together to learn, share and support one another, make it possible for LCMS called medical missionaries to attend workshops and take courses, create community health webinars and workshops, and connect those seeking to serve with those in need of service. We are always seeking opportunities to partner with others, keeping Christ the center of every decision.
Here are a few examples of LIMM at work in the past, present and future:
- · Travel Grants for RNs, student nurses and others, so that they may serve on medical mission teams, treating, teaching and encouraging those whose lives they touch, helping them to develop the skills needed for creating healthy families and communities.
- · Community health teaching/training for deaconesses and others serving with the Confessional Lutheran Church of Chili and financial support for two missionaries of the Confessional Lutheran Church of Chile to participate in community health education training in Peru.
- · Community health education workshops in Omaha, Nebraska and St. Louis, Missouri.
- · Community health education webinar for Lutheran parish nurses.
- · Grants for LCMS Medical Missionaries Sarah Kanoy and Stephanie Schulte to attend community health education training in preparation for their work in Africa.
- · Reimbursement to Stephanie for a Wound Care Certification course at Emory University, so that she will be even more prepared to bring Christ’s healing touch to those in her care.
- · Travel Grants for parish nurses from India, PNG, Palestine and Madagascar to gatherings of their peers, where they are encouraged and empowered to go forth in joy.
- · Financial support for a community health and wellness program as part of the Lutheran Mission Society Compassion Center in Hyattsville, Maryland.
- · Partnering to make it possible for Jesus Our Savior Lutheran Church to begin a program on the Winnebago Indian Reservation, in Winnebago, Nebraska, where this summer parents are learning how to raise physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy children in a home where Christ is at the center.
There is so much more to do! Soon we will begin the process of reviewing and adapting health and wellness lessons for both children and adults. Next year we want to use those lessons in a training the trainer community health education workshop, so that more and more leaders will be available to go forward into harvest fields from Togo to Texas.
We need you to join us! Donations, overflowing from your mission hearts, make it possible for others to share Christ’s healing in a lost and dying world. Wherever they go, our Lord sees you walking beside them. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
Lutherans In Medical Missions
Working with local and global partners to share Christ’s healing in medically underserved communities.
When Moses hands grew tired…. Aaron and Hur held his hands up-one on one side, one on the other-so that his hands remained steady till sunset. Exodus 17:12
Partnerships! When workers in the harvest labor side by side, the harvest is greater and the laborers refreshed. LIMM is blessed with many partners, but none more important than each of you. Without you beside us, holding us in prayer and supporting us financially, we would not be able to join with others, both at home and abroad. What has your partnership made possible?
Already this year:
You have made it possible to give $2,500 to help those heeding the call to serve on LCMS Mercy Medical Teams (MMT). Nurse Molly Christensen will soon be heading to Madagascar. Others will follow.
In 2015 you met Parish Nurse Ellie Natera, from Papua New Guinea, and gave her the opportunity to take part in the Lutheran Parish Nurse International (LPNI) Study Tour in New Zealand. There she worshipped, learned and shared with peers from across the world. In January you sent over $500 for repair of the First Aid Station from which Ellie serves. This year Tantley Andriatahiananirina, of Madagascar, will take part in the tour; all because of you.
Because of you, we will partner with LCMS National and International Missions, to begin planning a community health education workshop in Togo; an answer to the prayers of missionary Valerie Stonebreaker and many others. We were able to give RN Sarah Kanoy the funds to equip her medical supply bag for use in her missionary work in East Africa. Remember Sarah? You sent her and Steph Schulte, RN to a health education training workshop last year. Steph and her husband, Rev. Gary Schulte, will soon be heading to West Africa, where they will serve our Lord by selflessly serving others.
Here at home:
On March 12, you helped LIMM, together with Christian Friends of New Americans (CFNA) Concordia Lutheran Church, Kirkwood, Missouri and LCMS MMT, present an interactive workshop, sharing how to reach out and walk beside New Americans, helping all to live in wellness and at peace with God.
In August, your support has made it possible for LIMM to join with LCMS National Missions and MMT, taking part in MMT’s first domestic team in Philadelphia, where the LCMS has recently placed its first “at home” missionaries.
Thanks to you, in partnership with LCMS National Missions and Jesus our Savior Lutheran School, exciting opportunities are beginning to take shape on the Winnebago Indian Reservation in Nebraska.
Do you see how important you are to us? Without you none of the above would have been possible. Without you future opportunities to serve will not happen. Without you there is no LIMM. Please remember us in your prayers and with your tithes. The harvest is white!
Please visit our Facebook page (Lutherans In Medical Missions) and Website (www.limm.org) to learn more.
He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!
Lutherans in Medical Missions, November 2015
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise!
Thanksgiving! What a perfect time to give thanks for each and every one of you who have supported us.
Due to your gifts this year you have, among other things:
· Made it possible for our Lutheran sisters in Central Asia to take health and wellness teaching/ training classes to groups and churches in distant villages. This vital work will continue into 2016.
· Continued support for the Health Education, Advocacy and Literacy Program in China.
· Partnered with the Lutheran Mission Society (LMS) of Maryland to provide health education classes at the LMS Compassion Center in Hyattsville, MD.
· Provided a travel grant for a parish nurse from Papua, New Guinea to attend the 2015 Parish Nurse Travel Tour.
· Supported two nurses as they spent a week in Seine Bight, Belize leading educational sessions on diabetes and end of life issues.
· Provided funds for LCMS Medical Missionaries Sarah Kanoy and Steph Schulte to attend a community health “Training the Trainers” workshop in Springfield, Missouri.
Thanks to you, this coming year we will be able to:
· Provide the funds for Tantley Andriatahiana, a nurse at the Lutheran Hospital in Antsirabe, Madagascar, to attend the 2016 Study Tour for Lutheran Parish Nurses International, in Brazil. Tantley desires to study parish nursing so he can better serve the Lord, his church, the hospital and his coworkers. He and his wife have three children and he frequently serves with the LCMS Mercy Medical Teams (MMT), with whom LIMM continues to maintain a close working relationship.
· Continue to seek ways to meet the needs of Sarah Kanoy, RN and Steph Schulte, RN as they begin their mission work in East Africa. You can learn more about these wonderful women of God by visiting our website, www.limm.org. We are excited about the journey they are about to embark upon and eager to walk beside them as they serve in His Kingdom.
· Work together with our Lutheran partner and sister churches in Africa, Central and Southeast Asia, Latin America and here in the States.
And most especially:
· Offer a one-day specifically tailored “Train the Trainer” Community Health Education Workshop to congregations and mission agencies. Upon completion, attendees will be empowered to take what they have learned forward into their changing communities, teaching and training others.
We are a small organization, but we have a great big God, who has brought each of you into our lives to help make possible all that we do. We thank you for your past gifts and we thank you for your continued support. We need you now more than ever to stand in prayer and financial support alongside us.
· Lutherans in Medical Missions (LIMM) works with local and global partners to share Christ’s healing in medically underserved communities all over the world.
· You can learn more about us by visiting our website: www.limm.org or our FB Page: Lutherans in Medical Missions
· Better yet, call us anytime at 904-806-8679
Steph Schulte and Sarah Kanoy