Raija Simmons tells us that while many congregations throughout the synod have an LCD projector to use in expanding their ministry there weren’t any available in Lutheran Church–Canada congregations in the Thunder Bay area back in 2007.
Seeing a need, a proposal was prepared and submitted to the Ontario Sonset LWMLC District for funds to purchase a portable LCD projector and screen for Redeemer Lutheran Church in Kakabeka Falls, just outside Thunder Bay. Delegates at the 2007 LWMLC district convention selected it as one of their mission grants to be paid during the 2007-2010 triennium. Mites were gathered from LWMLC members and $1,000 has been provided to assist the congregation in the purchase.
The projector is also available to other LCC congregations in the area for special events and has already been used in conjunction with Bible studies, guest speakers, the “Emmanuel Country Gospel” Christmas program to raise funds for the Rural Cupboard Food Bank, with Crew Ministries presentations, for Vacation Bible School music and outreach at the Shebandowan preaching station.
Purchasing a projector seems like a small thing in the life of a congregation but, as this illustrates, it can provide large opportunities for sharing the Good News. The coins put into LWMLC Mite boxes also are not large…but they provide amazing opportunities to help others tell about Jesus.
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