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Erica Tape

Erica Tape

Erica Tape joined the CPH team as a copywriter in 2015. She is currently working on an MFA in creative writing at Lindenwood University, and she also is a graduate of the 2014 Denver Publishing Institute. She spends her free time running, cooking, playing classical viola, and hanging out with her husband and their two doggies.

Recent Posts

Planting a Church for God’s Children in Virginia

Posted by Erica Tape on March 6, 2019 at 7:13 AM

It’s been a long road to establishing this church plant in Leesburg, Virginia.

Christ Community Lutheran Church is growing out of a Christian school called Leesburg Open Arms Child Development Center (LOA). The child development center is a mission outpost for the new church, and finally in 2019 the congregation is breaking ground on a new building for worship and education.

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Children's Outreach US and Canada
 

Removing Language Barriers to God’s Word in Tampa

Posted by Erica Tape on February 20, 2019 at 9:49 AM

Imagine struggling to find community, but you can’t afford housing and need to keep moving. You’ve had a cough for a month, but you don’t have health insurance so you can’t afford to see a doctor. And you have a Bible, but it’s in a language you don’t understand.

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Multicultural Outreach US and Canada
 

Young Leaders and Evangelists Raised Up in St. Louis

Posted by Erica Tape on February 6, 2019 at 6:01 AM

It was the day before Christmas break, and the whole school had come together in the gym for chapel. There were young wiggly kids and kids who had lost several baby teeth and the more mature preteens, all dressed in their uniform pleated skirts, slacks, and polos. With the excitement of Christmas break ahead, the usual semi-organized chaos was ticked up to another level.

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Children's Outreach US and Canada
 

A Concordia University mission grows roots in Guatemala!

Posted by Erica Tape on February 15, 2016 at 12:43 PM

On November 20, 2015, Jonathan Ruehs and fourteen other missionaries boarded a red-eye flight to Guatemala City. Stocked with more than 200 books from Concordia Gospel Outreach, the missionaries fearlessly headed for a poverty-stricken village that had been considered “too big” for many other groups to take on: El Progreso, Guatemala.

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Latin America Children's Outreach
 

A first-grade class changed the world (and you can too!)

Posted by Erica Tape on January 31, 2016 at 12:45 PM

Jenny Cree works with little people all day, so she knows that big things can come in small packages.

Jenny is the first-grade teacher at Salem Lutheran School in Orange, California. During the holidays, the school’s adjoining church gives its congregants a challenge: to spread hope to others through giving. Jenny wanted her students to learn that even a small act of giving can do just that.

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Children's Outreach US and Canada Kids Helping Kids
 

Your Simply CHRISTmas donations at work—in Waukesha, Wisconsin!

Posted by Erica Tape on January 10, 2016 at 12:46 PM

St. John’s Lutheran School in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, sure does take its mascot seriously.

The 115 students rally around their panther (not a real live one, of course). And just like big cats do, the students move in “prides”—small groups that come together to work on special projects during the school year. The 2015 holiday project? Helping families in need, both physically and spiritually.

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Children's Outreach US and Canada Kids Helping Kids
 

Two families in Mexico receive new homes—and lasting spiritual promises!

Posted by Erica Tape on November 10, 2015 at 12:43 PM

Dave Grieshaber and the rest of his volunteer team almost didn’t get to go on their mission trip to Acuña, Mexico.

It wasn’t just some chance of fate how it all worked out, and it certainly wasn’t luck. By God’s design, another mission team was unable to make the trip. So in summer 2015, the team of twenty-six missionaries from the Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens answered God’s call and headed down to Mexico.

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Latin America Children's Outreach
 

300 Ugandan orphans receive their first books—Arch Books from CGO!

Posted by Erica Tape on September 15, 2015 at 12:45 PM

Can you imagine what it would be like not to own a single book?

You wouldn’t be able to get lost in an adventure. You wouldn’t be able to learn about whatever struck your fancy. You wouldn’t even be able to read the Word of God.

For the three hundred children at the Sanga school in Uganda, that reality is very, very real.

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Children's Outreach Africa