For the past two years, Trinity Peace Lutheran Parish in partnership with Blair Lutheran Church and North Beaver Creek Lutheran Church have come together to make an event happen in our community that could not have happened in the same way otherwise. And without the support of local bars, the City of Blair, The Sanctuary Singers, and every last single person who volunteered to work on the days leading up to the event and the day of the event, again, this could not have happened. The Church is at work promoting the mission of God only as the Holy Spirit gathers us together to be the hands, feet, and voices proclaiming the message of the Good News to the world. When we come together, God makes us more than we could ever be apart, even if that means working with churches across synod boundaries.
On May 4th of this year, we gathered together for our event to help stomp out Malaria. The Sanctuary Singers led us in song while Bishop Jim Arends of the La Crosse Area Synod proclaimed the Word to young and old alike.
Younger children gathered together after worship to learn more about malaria and what can be done to prevent it. They then started their "Mosquito Mile" wearing their superhero capes as they helped to end the ravages of Malaria with every little step that they took.
In the 5K Walk/Run, people of all shapes and sizes helped to stomp out malaria.
In all, we raised close to $3,500 from offerings, registrations, and food sales that day.
When we come together, young and old, from worshipping communities throughout the synod, we too can take a swing at eradicating the threat that is Malaria.