September 2017 Continuing Our Connection
At the School of Hope, 30 or more students need scholarships at any given time, to be able to attend school … providing Zion with an exciting partnership opportunity!
Zion’s Global Mission Committee is looking for 30 individuals, families, or groups to commit to joining together to support 30 students in their education. Just $30 per month ($360 per year) covers the expenses of one child for the school year. This includes school fees, lunch, school workbook supplies like pens and pencils, a uniform, shoes, and busing. The financial ... more
July 2017Ruth was raised Lutheran and joined the Catholic Church when she was married.
Her favorite Bible verse is I Thessalonians 4:11:
to aspire to live quietly, to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we directed you
After high school she worked as a dental assistant for about ten years and moved several times for her husband’s work.
I was never comfortable in the Catholic Church, so when my husband passed away I came back to the Lutheran Church. When I moved back to Buffalo, my girlfriend belonged to Zion ... more
May 2017Can people who live in one of Africa’s poorest countries save money? How does one manage to save money when your annual family income is a couple dollars a day? And how do community organizations, even congregations, function and survive in a time of civil war, chaos and lawlessness? What is the purpose of saving? There are responses to those questions but first a look at microfinance, what it is and why it’s important.
Microfinance is a term referring to financial training and activities for individuals and small-scale entrepreneurs lacking access ... more