STEMM – Affecting lives in Tanzania

God led Messiah to work alongside of the Siouxland Tanzania Education and Medical Ministries over the past few years.  We had guests from Tanzania join us for worship while a family member was recovering
 in Lincoln from a major accident that took place in Tanzania.  We found that we had connections with the founder of STEMM and he spoke at one of our men’s ministry events.  We’ve had two different teams travel to Tanzania to help at the orphanage that was founded by STEMM.
Supporting Foreign MIssionaries 
We support many LCMS missionaries at Messiah and proudly display the flags of the countries where they’re serving on the back wall of our worship center.  We also have a daughter of the congregation, and graduate of Concordia University Nebraska, serving as a teacher in Slovakia at this time.
Haiti Lutheran Mission Society
Messiah has a long relationship with the people of Haiti, and we’ve sent many mission teams to that country to help build churches, orphanages and schools.  Due to political unrest, we haven’t sent a team in a few years, but we continue to pray for the people of Haiti and look forward to being able to return to their country and continue to grow our relationship with the Haitian people.
Gleanings for the Hungry 
Since 2006, Messiah has been sending high school teams  in the summer to serve in California at Gleanings for the Hungry.  Recently, we’ve begun taking adults during the winter to volunteer at their base.  Gleanings is all about reducing food waste in this country, and sending that food to people in need.  Along with the food, Gleanings assures that the gospel of Jesus Christ is presented.  Messiah has had over 300 different volunteers spend a week at Gleanings since that first trip.