Project Promise School Kits

A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.  As of December 2015, there were 65.3 million displaced people, according to a report from the refugee agency.  A refugee camp is a temporary settlement built to receive refugees and people in refugee-like situations.

Imagine having to choose between a meal or purchasing a notebook for school.   Project Promise School Kits are sent to places where even the few required school supplies may be more than a family can afford. Pencils and paper can help write a positive future.  Good Shepherd is reaching out to these refugees by making backpacks and supplying them.  Included in the backpacks are the following items:  4 notebooks, 1 ruler, 1 pencil sharpener, a pair of scissors, 5 pencils, 5 ink pens, a box of colors and an eraser.   These backpacks will be shipped in the fall through Lutheran World Relief.

  • Events

    Oct22
    Sunday WorshipTime: 9:00 am
    Oct22
    Sunday SchoolTime: 10:15 am
    Oct24
    Adult StudyTime: 11:00 am
  • Announcements

    *Everyone is invited to join “Tuesday Text Study” led by Nat at 11:00 AM.

    *Lutheran World Relief efforts resulted in Good Shepherd shipping 106 School Kits, 83 Baby Care Kits and 100 Quilts. Great job everyone!!

    *Conference 9 of the SE Iowa Synod will gather for a Fall meeting Sunday, October 22, at 2:00pm at St. Paul's Lutheran in Albia. GSLC has been invited to send two representatives to this meeting. If you’re interested in attending this meeting, contact Ann Fields or Nat Bothwell.

    *The Christmas Bazaar is just around the corner! Thank you for all that have donated beads, cookie cutters, and Christmas cards. We will be announcing times to craft soon. 

    *Illuminated Catechism will be held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 6:30-7:00 PM.

    *Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.