Global Missions Team Update – December 2020

In late October, 10 Gloria Dei Lutheran Church members met to discuss the initiatives of our mission partners in Tanzania and Guatemala. We wanted to share our updates with the congregation, even though travel to both countries has been paused during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you want to join the Global Mission Team at Gloria Dei, please contact Katie LeClair.

Please view this video summary (below) with a few of the team members.

Please view this video update (below) from the Tanzania travelers in 2019.

Below is a link to hundreds of pictures from our last trip to Guatemala in 2019. Click the picture to enter the slide show. Captions on many of the pictures to tell the story.
Guatemala trip 2019

Here is a December video update from our Lutheran partners in Guatemala regarding the Hurricane damage.

Lastly, this month, we encourage all members to consider purchasing Juan Ana Café Coffee for your household or for Christmas gifts. The coffee is "direct trade" that goes to support farmers in the highlands of Guatemala. Here's your video invitation to purchase. Contact the office to arrange pick up or free delivery within St. Paul.

From the team: Barbara Born, Carol Engel, Leigh Frost, Kenton Johnson, Katie LeClair, Julie Marcotte, Kristine Oberg, Kris Peterson, Julie Printz, Pastor Bradley Schmeling