King Lake Flood Kitchen Restoration

King Lake residents, Ted and Mary,* are enjoying their recently reconstructed kitchen. Here, they’re sharing a meal with the men and women who helped bring their kitchen from a skeleton of studs to the finished product.

Some of the residents are opening up and working hard to help others successfully return to their homes. Mike is a resident of King Lake who has been able to return to his home. He helps distribute materials to various home projects with his pickup and BobCat.

Our weekly trips to help restore homes in the King Lake area have been suspended for now. However, we know that even through difficult times, God is working in the lives of the residents of King Lake!
*Pictured above: Mike, Mary, Barry Radebaugh, and Ted


A Days for Girls Story

I (Kathy Carter) was asked to give a presentation about Days for Girls feminine hygiene kits in January at the Good Neighbor Center, to a group of 13 Arabic women after their English language class.

I was invited back to do a service project with these same women, and we cut pads and pinned liners to flannel.

One older lady, who was low income and had recently had carpal tunnel surgery, said she could not cut or pin but gave me $50 to use to purchase fabric and underwear for the kits.

I was brought to tears and told her through the interpreter, Zainab, that I could not accept this gift.

She told me, “You must. Do you not remember in the Bible the story of the widow’s offering in Luke 21:1-3? The poor widow gave two small copper coins and gave from her heart, whereas the other people gave of their wealth.”


Reaching out to the youngest in the Messiah family

Distance learning is taking place for our school children, but Mrs. Thimijan decided to also reach out to our preschool families.  Here’s a facebook post from one the parents of our preschoolers.
HUGE shoutout to Messiah – Lincoln, NE! Our son, like almost all kids now, can’t go to school but today school came to him. Messiah Lutheran drove to our house today to drop off some activities for our kids (with no contact of course!) while they’re at home. Such a sweet, simple gesture and a sign of how much teachers care about their students. So glad to be a part of the Messiah Lutheran Family! ❤️❤️❤️