September 14 updates

In addition to the regular events listed below, here are a few new announcements and reminders:

Saturday September 20th – Come to the LL Wesleyan Fellowship hall at 9:00 for breakfast for men, women and children. The Weavers from Lake Pleasant will be our guests and will tell us about their plans to go to Papua New Guinea with Wycliffe Translators. There will be pancakes, sausage, breakfast casserole, fruit salad, coffee, etc.

Dress a Girl – We need to get together soon for another kit-making workshop. In the meantime, please buy fabric (not too thin or lightweight), and notions if you’re able. There is money that has been donated, which can be used to reimburse you if you buy fabric and notions for DAG. We’ll need fabric, bias tape, 1/2″ elastic, thread, yarn, etc. If you don’t sew but want to help, consider donating money for fabric (click the “Donate” button on the right). For more info about DAG, see the Dress a Girl website.

Haiti – At least five people from LLWC plan to go to Haiti on a short-term missions trip this November, and they’ll need supplies and funding for the trip. We’ve had several yard sales and fund-raisers, and WKFM (Wesleyan Kids for Missions) is collecting money for Bibles and supplies. Please be praying and asking how God might use you in this missionary effort. For an update on the orphanage that we support, click here.

Operation Christmas Child – As a church family, we plan to pack 100 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. There are tips on how to pack a shoe box and gift suggestions here. Note that you can build a shoe box online if it’s easier than packing a shoe box yourself. Bring your shoe boxes to church, where we’ll store them until it’s time to ship them off.

If you can’t help in person, you can use that “Donate” button on the right side of the screen to make a tax-deductable donation to LLWC with PayPal or your credit card anytime!

If you have questions, contact us.

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February 1

Announcements:

  • WKFM (Wesleyan Kids for Missions) meets every 3rd Sunday during Pastor’s message. See Greg or Contact us for more info. WKFM is collecting money for Bibles and supplies for Haiti. They have already raised $120 for children in Albania. You can help by giving spare change to Greg or one of the kids.
  • We plan to send a team to Haiti in November 2014 for a short-term missions trip. Plan to join us and pray for God to use you. Several years ago, Dan and Joy’s daughter did a video of the orphanage that we support in Haiti (at that time, there were 30 children in the orphanage); you can see that video here. There are now 80 children in the orphanage, and in April of 2013, they moved into the new 4 acre Children’s Village; you can see more recent photos here.
  • As a church family, we plan to pack 100 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. There are tips on how to pack a shoe box and gift suggestions here. Note that you can build a shoe box online if it’s easier than packing a shoe box yourself. Bring your shoe boxes to church, where we’ll store them until it’s time to ship them off.

For more information, contact Pastor John at LongLakePastor@live.com or 518-624-2411.

May 29: Supporting Haiti

While you’re doing your Spring Cleaning, please remember that we will have our annual yard sale in Aug and Sept. Place items that you’d like to donate on the left side of the Parsonage garage, or call Venita (Contact us) and we’ll pick them up.  Income will go to the Haiti orphanage and guest house.

And if you plan to go to Haiti in Nov. over Thanksgiving for our annual Missions trip, please contact Venita.

If you can’t go to Haiti but would like to support the work that we’re doing there, consider donating money to buy Bibles in Creole; they’re only $7.32 each! This is a great way to help the Haitians learn to read, and to learn about God’s love for them through His Word!

Thanks!

New Okipe Video – AMAZING!

There’s a new video about Mme Soliette and “her” orphans in LaGonave, Haiti. This video tells how Mme Soliette started the orphanage, but it goes on to tell us about the hope and future for these children.  (“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” Jer 29:11).

Bill Cody went to Haiti, met Mme Soliette, and God gave him a burden for giving these kids a new home. Bill is now the Chairman of a co-op called Okipe (Oh-kEE-pAy), which is a Haitian Creole word meaning, “to look after”.  They are working on The Children’s Village, and have purchased 4 acres for this village. See the video at: http://okipe.org/.

New videos of Haiti!

We have added several new videos from our team’s trip to Haiti in November 2011. You will need QuickTime to view these videos. QuickTime is free; you can download QuickTime for Mac or PC here.