LWML Fall Regional Rally

    Zion Lutheran Church of Alexandria is hosting the LWML Fall Regional Rally and extends an invitation to attend this on Friday, October 13th. Registration begins at 9:30 am, with the cost being $7.00. An opening devotion, Bible Study, Young Women’s Representative report on the National LWML Convention and short business meeting will be held in the morning. Following lunch, at 1:30 pm, we will hear from our special guest speakers, Nader and Georgette Alaraj, who are missionaries from POBLO (People of the Book Lutheran Outreach) International Ministries of Bloomington. POBLO is a Lutheran non-profit mission organization which targets international people in the greater Minneapolis and St. Paul areas. The goal of POBLO ministry is to reach out with love to those immigrants and refugees as Jesus would. POBLO missionaries will share with us how they work with the LCMS to facilitate and coordinate volunteers to develop relationships with these immigrants by meeting the physical and spiritual needs of their families. They will share how interested LCMS churches host an “International Friendship Center” by using their space and facilities. Volunteers from the LCMS use their God-given talents to teach English as a second language, citizenship, computer literacy, knitting, sewing, cooking and other engaging activities. POBLO feels that these activities bridge the cultural barriers and that allows for a way to introduce the message of the Gospel lovingly and actively.
    Please plan to attend! The public is also invited. You are welcome to just join us to hear our guest speaker at 1:30 pm.