Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. ~ Matthew 28:19-20
Marilyn Carter, Team Leader
Janine Cushman, Steve and Barb Goodspeed, Chris Peterson, Mary Robinson, Ron and Lorraine Simpson
Mission Team Mission
To distribute 20-25% of our congregational giving to mission fields around the world with the Great Commission as our guide.
To oversee and distribute funds to organizations that have been chosen to receive these funds. Organizations receiving funds are held accountable for their activities by submitting an annual accounting and budget report to the Mission Team.
The following individuals/organizations/projects are currently being supported:
Joshua Chege Outreach Ministries (Kenya)
Training pastors, evangelists, and other church leaders throughout Kenya.
Friends of Madagascar Missions (FOMM) (Madagascar)
Friends of Madagascar Mission (FOMM) financially supports the mission and ministry programs of the Malagasy Lutheran Church. New Life helps support two specific programs in Madagascar through FOMM: Prison Ministry, and active working evangelists
Southeast Asia – Mary and Nancy
Mary and Nancy have recently been working with a number of people at a Christian Church in Southeast Asia, teaching them the spoken word of a people with no written language so they can, in turn, bring the Word of God to them through Biblical storytelling. Though recently retired, Mary and Nancy are continuing their work developing the written language, translating the Bible and bringing the Word to this group.
Youth With A Mission (YWAM) (Malaysia)– Marlys and Tradasha
Since 2001, Tradasha and her mother, Marlys, have been YWAM missionaries in Malaysia. They help at their church and at a Christian school for refugee children, where 10 students are enrolled. Recently, Tradasha worked at a Vacation Bible School with 334 children. Tradasha said that 309 of these children “asked Jesus into their heart.” Tradasha’s newest role is doing administrative work for YWAM.
Vision Petrozavodsk (Russia)
Through a “Friendship Congregation” relationship, New Life Lutheran, together with other congregations, are supporting the congregational work of Pastor Alexei Krongolm and his wife Nadia at the Ingrian Lutheran Church in Petrozavodsk, Russia, and the region of Karelia.
Contacts: Paul and Carol Anderson 218-728-5853
U.S. Military Bible Sticks
The Military BibleStick reaches service men and women, deployed in some of the most dangerous areas of the world, with God’s Word in audio. It can go with them and sustain them in even the most difficult circumstances.
World Mission Prayer League (WMPL)
WMPL exists to see that populations with limited or no access to the Gospel experience the love of Christ. WMPL is a Lutheran community committed to know Christ; pray for the advance of his kingdom; share the gospel and ourselves with those who do not know him; and encourage Christians everywhere in this global task.
Address: 232 Clifton Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403, (612) 871-6843
Child Evangelism Fellowship – Good News Club at North Star Academy in Duluth, MN
Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is a Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in the local church for Christian living.
Address: 300 E 2nd St, Duluth, MN 55805, (218) 722-2807
Individual grants are available to assist in funding short term mission trips. Application forms are available from any Mission Team member or in the church office. Grant applications will be reviewed and approved by the Mission Team. Upon their return from the trip, grant recipients will be asked to provide a report on their mission trip.
Mission trip examples, but are not limited to the following:
English Language Camps in Russia and Eastern Europe; Friends of Madagascar Missions trips; youth mission trips; humanitarian aid or service projects.
Christian Education Funding
Individual grants are available to assist with Christian education costs. Application forms are available from any Mission team member or in the church office. The application form outlines the steps needed for funding. Grant applications will be reviewed and approved by the Mission Team. Funded recipients will be asked to provide accountability reports to the Mission Team.
Christian Education Funding examples, but not limited to the following:
St Paul Seminary tuition; Christian college or university; youth Bible camps.