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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
 

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
 

Your Gifts at Work in Liberia

Posted by Hannah Osborne on November 27, 2018 at 7:44 AM

Your donations to Concordia Gospel Outreach allowed us to partner with Elfie Eberle and Orphan Grain Train to send books to Liberia, where more than 5,000 children received a Gospel-centered book to call their very own.

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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
 

From flooded to faith filled

Posted by Erin Mackenzie on December 7, 2015 at 1:07 PM

In February 2010, a tsunami ravaged the coastal town of Constitución, Chile, washing away lives and homes in the ensuing tidal waves. Mere days after the freak tsunami, Rev. Omar Kinas, who had been called by the confessional Lutheran Church of Chile to serve in another location, was asked to go to Constitución instead. Rather than shy away from tragedy, Rev. Kinas asserted that the people of Constitución needed the Gospel more than ever.

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Latin America Children's Outreach
 

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
 

A Wisconsin family shares the Gospel and God’s love in the “City of Refuge”

Posted by Barbara Shippy on May 4, 2015 at 1:00 PM

It’s a long way from Janesville, Wisconsin, to Comayagua, Honduras, especially when you’re a family of four traveling with two hundred (and one) pounds—four suitcases packed to the max—of medical supplies and Spanish Arch Books, coloring books, and Bible stories.

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