As part of ELMS's outreach Pastor's Brant A. Engel and Thomas W. Dunseth take turns traveling monthly to Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne Indiana. There they participate in daily chapel by assisting in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those who are deaf by interpreting the service. Live streaming is available here.
Pictured are Deaconess Diana Rice and Pastor Bahiru, the latter whom Trinity supports for his monthly missionary expenses, are presenting eye health and an overview of God’s plan of salvation in His Son Jesus during a 2-week Most Ministries eyeglass clinic at Hosanna Lutheran School for the Deaf in Ethiopia. Their presentation is to new students to the school. These children came to the school from the countryside where there is no access to education for Deaf children. They arrived at an average of 10 years of age for their first time ever in a school. Already after 1 month, they are quickly picking up language in a loving, nurturing Christian environment where everyone knows and uses sign language.
Are you interested in joining our Ethiopia Eyeglass Team? Each team will specifically be serving the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY), the largest and fastest growing Lutheran Church body in the world today. If you are interested in utilizing your gifts in touching the lives of people in Ethiopia please follow the link below for more information.
Our Savior Lutheran Church in Hartland, Michigan has been serving Deaf people in their community for several decades. This past Advent, 5 new members completed their study of Martin Luther’s Small Catechism, were confirmed and joined the church. Pictured are Pastor Christopher Thoma of Our Savior, 4 of the 5 new Deaf members and Pastor Thomas Dunseth. Dunseth serves as missionary to the Deaf community for the Michigan District, LCMS, but also supports English District congregations.