This year we are introducing the opportunity for our children and families to reach out with the love of Christ through quarterly mission offerings. The students chose to support the Branch Schools in Haiti, please see the below excerpt from their website. Offering envelopes will be provided. “Blessed are the merciful”, but don’t feel compelled to give.
"Following Haiti's earthquake in 2010, several organizations in the WELS (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod) responded with disaster relief and gospel outreach. These efforts include nutrition programs and health care for eight orphanages. Lutheran elementary schools were established at three of the orphanages. In 2015, responsibility for ongoing operations of the schools was transferred to Branch Lutheran Schools of Haiti, Inc. a para-synodical, non-profit organization. The group has funded the schools since October 2015 and is committed to faithfully continuing and expanding the work in Haiti."
"Currently, 415 students are enrolled from the orphanages and their surrounding neighborhoods. Instruction is provided for children preschool through grade five. Our goal is to add more classes so children continue to receive education through age 18 when they must leave the orphanage. Our orphanage directors are enthusiastic about the positive impact on the children and their community!"