Our Global Missions
The world is God’s workshop and Trinity has a clear commitment to being God’s hands across the globe as we carry out the mission of “Serving in Christ’s Love and Sharing the Good News.” Trinity shares important relationships with partner organizations in the Caribbean, Africa and Asia.
Mission in Jamaica
Since 1998 Trinity has annual sent teams to Jamaica to enact our congregation's mission of "Serving in Christ's Love and Sharing the Good News." Designed to extend the love of Christ, this global mission of Trinity seeks to advance the outreach of the Church by:
- Loving our Jamaican neighbors by serving them through building, teaching and feeding projects
- Creating global and cross-cultural friendships
- Providing us new ways to share our time, money and abilities Trinity is dedicated to global mission partnerships that make a tangible for others God's love in Christ and assist in creating better communities through the work of the Church.
Since 2009 teams of Trinity men have partnered with Jabneh Christian Academy and provided two classroom structures, bathroom facilities and playground equipment. Trinity also provided a $10,000 gift to assist with the purchase of the property.
The Academy enrolls 80 children from kindergarten to grade 8 and is a ministry of Maranatha Ministries International located in Kingston, Jamaica. Trinity has partnered with Maranatha Ministries International since 2000.
2013 Success and Plans for 2014
This past January, a team of six Trinity men returned to Jabneh Christian Academy in Grange Hill, Jamaica and built the first 40' of a second classroom structure. This addition provides space for the Kindergarten class. This mission project was funded through the generosity of 100 donors who are Trinity members and friends. Thanks to all who bless this mission partnership.
Looking to 2014, plans are in the making for another men's team to travel to Jabneh in January. Then, in hopes that the March spring break week will attract families who desire a "vacation with a purpose" we'll be forming a team of women,men and kids to enjoy this global partnership. Look for information right here by the end of summer before you make your winter vacation plans for 2014! Donate here!
Haiti Partners is a non-profit organization committed to helping Haitians change
through education. Haiti Partners mission is to develop thriving schools for children, supporting faithful churches and stronger institutions, and enabling democratic and economic growth for
Haiti. Haiti Partners educates over 1300 children in 7 partner schools and is training hundreds of teachers a year with innovative teaching methods. Over 40 community leaders are taking part in an intensive 3 year equipping program, and 10,000 Creole Bibles and study guides are being distributed each year to Haitian Christians with little access to these materials.
For more information, see haitipartners.org.
Blantrye Parish of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi.
Trinity supports the Lutheran Church in Blantyre, the largest city in Malawi. This parish consists of seven congregations as well as the parish center. The parish is led by the Rev. Justin Mofolo and his wife, Agnes.
In 2003 when Trinity laid plans to enlarge our worship center and gathering area the congregation voted to send a first fruits offering to Malawi for the construction of churches there. Trinity's gift went for the construction of four chapels. In 2004 a delegation of six Trinity people traveled to Malawi and visited all congregations of the Blantyre Parish.
The ELCM is noted for caring for children and has dozens of orphan feeding stations throughout the country.
ELCA Missionaries – Kyushu Lutheran College
In partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Trinity supports Patrick and Jacqueline Bencke in Kumamoto-she, Japan. Patrick teaches English at Kyushu Lutheran College. Jackie is involved in music ministries. Both Patrick and Jackie have taught in the Menomonie, WI school district. To read more about their mission, view their newsletter.
April 2013 Newsletter
March 2013 Newsletter
January 2013 Newsletter
November 2012 Newsletter
May 2012 Newsletter
February 2012 Newsletter