The Portable Dental Chair that LIMM financially supported has arrived.
LIMM partnered with St. Paul Lutheran Church, Canfield, Chicago to purchase the chair to be used by congregations conducting dental clinics where there is little dental provision.
The chair is now available to be used on future dental mission trips. If your congregation wants to use this chair, please contact LIMM at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Extra Mile Ministries spent three days in Blacksbury, VA in ministry with the students of Virginia Tech. The team consisted of Psychologist Dr. Carli Zygowicz, a LIMM Board member from Belvidere, IL, Sally Reboul, Rava Coyle and Chaplain Ralph Buchhorn.
Two K9 comfort dogs, Georgie and Marley, assisted the team. The team spoke with over 350 students, staff and community members sharing hope in the face of tragedy. The Extra Mile Crisis Team plans on returning to Virginia Tech in August when school begins again. Contact Chaplain Ralph Buchhorn at email@example.com to find out more about this opportunity.
To view the April 2007 LIMM Link, please click here.
The 3rd annual LIMM Needs and Resources Forum was held in St. Louis, March 30 and 31, 2007 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The weekend was filled with lots of information, good food and great people.
The theme for the two-day event was Medical Missions: Acts of Mercy and Healing-Gifts in Our Lord’s Name. Congregational leaders and health professionals from Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Texas presented case studies of their work in partnership with LCMS World Mission and World Relief and Human Care, MOST Ministries, Heart for Honduras, and CALMS. The Bible studies and devotions were led by Bishop Andrew Elisa of the Lutheran Church of Sudan. The Saturday night Recognition Banquet featured speaker Rev. Alan Abel, M.D., former LCMS missionary to Philippine. To view the schedule of events, Click here. If you would like to read a summary of the Forum, Click here.
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God Bless your day!
Bobbie Lautenschlager of St. Louis began serving July 1 as executive director of Lutherans in Medical Missions (LIMM), an association of Lutheran health-care professionals and laypeople who are "committed to the support of Christ’s healing ministry worldwide." Lautenschlager, a registered nurse, is a 20-year veteran of LCMS mission work in West Africa, where she served as a medical missionary with her husband, Dr. John Lautenschlager. Bobbie Lautenschlager has been chairman of LIMM’s Board of Directors since 2003 and will continue to serve in that role.