Serving the World

June and July 2022

Thank you for your support!!

Watch Pastor's conversation with Paul Federwitz!

During June and July of 2022, we focused on the Paul & Ali Federwitz family, missionaries with Lutheran Bible Translators. A big thank you to the Immanuel congregation which donated a total of $1,825 during that time!!

Paul and Ali have been serving with LBT in Ghana since 2007. As an information technology consultant and trainer, Paul helped the Ghana Institute of Linguistics, Literacy, and Bible Translation develop the people and infrastructure needed to provide computer services for their organization and partners. Paul now serves as the Assistant Director for Program Ministries and Chief Information Officer for Lutheran Bible Translators. The Federwitz family transitioned to Ethiopia in 2022 where Paul serves as the program director working with the Lutheran church to train pastors to do Bible Translation.

Ali manages the home and is responsible for the home education of their three children - Hannah, Levi, and Eden. She has a passion to help missionaries remain healthy in their various fields and roles. Using her gifts in this area, Ali serves as a Member Care Coordinator. She provides training, consultation, lay counseling, crisis response, and referral for LBT’s missionaries and staff helping them not just survive the stresses of cross-cultural ministry, but to thrive.

After spending time in the U.S. last summer, they relocated their family to Ethiopia. Please continue to keep this family in your prayers. You can find out more by visiting their page at

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LWML: Lutheran Women in Mission ... to all the people in the world

The  Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For almost 75 years, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman’s relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions.

The mission of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League is to assist each woman of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world.

To learn more about the work of LWML in the nation and the world, please visit

Mite offerings are collected on the first weekend of the month in the large mite box in our lobby.  Help yourself to a mite box – your whole family is invited to participate. Thank you for supporting our Northern Illinois District and National LWML mission grants – you are a blessing to so many!!!