Global Mission Ministry
- Ruth 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
- Can 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
- When you get to be 150 years old, you probably think you’ve seen it all. As a church, Zion can nearly make that claim. Wars, the depression, too-cold winters and too-dry summers. The list goes on and on. Throughout our 150 years, Zion has lived into God’s call to carve out a community of faith here in the Buffalo area. And sure, we’ve had some mission partners as well. Missionaries overseas, ministries to help those in need in our community, and connections with other churches doing the same have all ... more