Trinity is sponsoring Mercedes Lee, a ELCA Young Adult in Global Mission to Senegal through next summer. Mercedes is from Philadelphia and is a recent graduate of the United Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia/Gettysburg where she earned a Masters in Religion with a specialization in Public Leadership. She has a BA from Lincoln University in Mass Communications. She is working for the Lutheran Church of Senegal in Fatick, Senegal, a city of 24,000 southeast of Dakar. She is focusing on preschool and Sunday school curriculum and Youth Ministry. In addition to YAGM, TLC supports the Lohmeyers in Dominican Republic and On Eagles WIngs in the Northwest Territories. If you have questions about Global Mission, see John Wittenbraker, Polly Stewart or Dot McCale.
On Eagle’s Wings
On Eagle’s Wings is an ecumenical Christian ministry that proclaims Jesus Christ and serves the Church and individuals in remote and isolated areas of northern Canada. Northern Canada is a vast land of incredible beauty and stark contrasts that make up more than one third of the land mass of Canada.
The northern regions of the Canadian provinces and the territories of the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut stretch across five time zones from the Arctic to the Pacific to the Atlantic Oceans where small communities on rocky, treeless islands are closer to Greenland than they are to any Canadian city. It is a land of majestic mountains, treeless tundra, glaciers, icebergs, thick forests and almost countless lakes and rivers. It is a land that is covered with snow and ice for more than half of the year. During the short Arctic summer, it is the Land of the Midnight Sun, while in winter it is a land engulfed in relentless cold and almost endless darkness. The North is home to caribou, moose, wolves, polar bears, muskox, grizzly bears, whales, walrus, seals, majestic eagles, and many other species of birds, marine life and animals. It is a harsh yet fragile, unforgiving land with few roads and even fewer people.
Missionaries in Dominican Republic
“Bill and Nicole (Cornelius) Lohmeyer, and their daughters Kiersten and Karissa, are missionaries to the Dominican Republic. Nicole was an active member of Trinity from her youth until college. Bill and Nicole met at Lutheran Campus Ministry at Penn State and were married at Trinity in 2001 before moving to North Carolina. They accepted the call to serve as missionaries in the DR in 2013, and moved there in early 2014. Nicole’s mother, Kathy, and sister, Paige, are still members of Trinity.
Bill is an engineer and project manager, and one of his focus items is to bring financial sustainability (by generating funding through small businesses) to the mission’s mercy projects–which include 2 schools, a seminary, and a group home for disabled youth. Nicole is a teacher by trade, and is focused on educational improvement–including teacher training, literacy, and curriculum–at the two mission schools. Of course, their main mission is to reach the lost with the Good News of salvation through Christ. Please keep Bill, Nicole, Kiersten, & Karissa in prayer that the Lord may use them to proclaim the Gospel.”