Deacon Laura Ramlow was the guest preacher at our Mission Sunday Service. Laura is a Synod Minister in the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin office with responsibilities in communication and faith formation. In addition to these responsibilities, she also serves as the companion coordinator for our partnership with Malawi, Africa. During her three visits to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi, Laura has been a teacher at the Pastors' Academy; assisted with building projects; visited feeding centers, agricultural programs, clinics, schools and community water projects; and has been surrounded by the food,m culture, music and incredible people in the Warm Heart of Africa and wants to encourage others to join this ministry! She loves to accompany people as they experience firsthand God's powerful presence in this global partnership.
A special banner made by Beverly Anderson honoring our relationship with our companion congregation in Malawi was presented and blessed during the service.
Following the service, a brunch was served. With her faith in Jesus and love of travel, Sharon Klabunde of Menomonie made her way to Malawi, Africa, with five other ladies on a Northwest Synod of WI mission trip to Malawi this summer. She stayed at the Malawi Lutheran campus in the capital city of Lilongwe. During the brunch, Sharon showed pictures of many community projects that she visited, culminating in a meeting with Pastor Francis of Balaka Lutheran Church, Christ Lutheran's companion church in Malawi.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi is in mission partnership with the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin, ELCA.