February 2017  
SMTWTFS
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728    
     
Upcoming Events
FEB

22

WED
FEB

23

THU
FEB

24

FRI
FEB

25

SAT
TLHS Dinner Auction
4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Orphan Grain Train

Orphan Grain Train is a Christian volunteer network that shares personal and material resources with needy people in America and around the world. Grain Train volunteers gather donations of clothing, medical supplies, food, Christian literature, and other aid to meet real needs. The Orphan Grain Train movement is a loving response to Jesus Christ’s example as a servant and His love for us.

In 1992, Rev. Ray S. Wilke, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Norfolk, Neb., volunteered with a group of Lutherans who traveled to Latvia and Russia to help with a church mission. There they met people with "no hope" in desperate need of spiritual, emotional, and humanitarian aid after the breakup of the former Soviet Union. The Latvians begged Rev. Wilke to help them more after he went home and he promised he would. Upon his return to the United States, Wilke contacted Clayton Andrews, president of Andrews Van Lines, a worldwide transportation company, and told his story. Together, they founded Orphan Grain Train.

In loving response to Christ, the Servant, the Orphan Grain Train movement encourages and enables God's people to share personal and material resources in bringing Christ's name and character to needy people both far and near.

 

 

Contents © 2017 St. John's Sauers Lutheran Church | Church Website Provided by mychurchwebsite.net | Privacy Policy