Mission of the Month –   August 2017

 Capstone Ministries

Capstone Ministries is a ministry to the street children of Kenya Western Kenya, specifically Kisumu and the surrounding areas. Capstone was founded in 2005 with the objective of restoring street children with their family.  The ministry is founded upon the Scripture from Psalm 118:22 ”The stone the builder’s rejected has become the capstone.”
 
In Kisumu more than 1000 children, mostly boys, live full-time on the streets, begging and stealing to survive. They sleep in open parks, on the sidewalks in front of shops and even in the sewers.  Few believe that they can or even should be rehabilitated.  But at Capstone we believe that every child has value and every child should know the love of God and family.
 
To date Capstone has reconciled 329 children with their families. Click here to learn more about Capstone Ministries. 
 
 
 
Thank you for your support of our Mission of the Month missions. If you have suggestions for missions to support please share them with our Director of Outreach & Missions, Karl Roeske, at  KRoeske@fils.org God bless!
 

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Local Mission Opportunities

Twice a month, the first and third Tuesday, groups from FIL help serve meals to men, women and children that come looking for help. We travel as a group from FIL, leaving at 3pm, returning by 6:30pm. You may be called upon to serve the main meal, desserts, and occasionally help in the kitchen. Close-toes shoes, conservative dress and a willingness to selflessly serve are the only requirements!
 

The Saukville Community Food Pantry was started with several religious and community organizations to fill a need 
for food inOzaukee County.  Assistance is needed on distribution days, stocking and organizing the pantry and delivering donated food collected at FIL and ROL to the pantry.
 
Refuge House is truly “a place of refuge” where women and children who have no place to  reside as they prepare for the birth of their babies.  The live-in houseparent provides a loving and caring family atmosphere where moms can learn parenting and life-skills, further their education and acquire job skills.  Most importantly, the mothers have the opportunity for regular Bible study, prayer and worship so they can grow in their walk with the Lord. Many opportunities are available at the home and the Blessed Again Resale Store that supports this ministry.
 
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Adopt A Highway
Three times per year a team of 8-12 people from First Immanuel walk the edge of Wauwatosa Rd. between Pioneer Rd. and Western Rd. to clean up refuse. Time commitment is for approx. 3.5 hours and you will help keep Cedarburg the beautiful town that it is! 
 
 
CONTACT KARL ROESKE, MISSIONS/OUTREACH DIRECTOR, FOR MORE INFORMATION AT
kroeske@fils.org or call the church office at 262-377-
6610.
 
 
Funds provided by the FIL Endowment helped build this school for special needs children. Thanks for your continued support of the First Immanuel Endowment!

 Past Missions

Ghana

Fighana kidsrst Immanuel hosted a short-term mission to Ghana January 9 – 20, 2017. This was the third time we have visited this wonderful country to work side by side with Pastor Solomono Salam Ayagri, his family, and other church workers to reach more Ghanaians with the saving message of Jesus Christ. Our work included Gospel outreach to children and adults, malaria net distribution to remote villages, and some light construction work.  

GUATEMALA MISSION

Guat

The focus of this short-term mission trip that took place February 18 – 25, 2017 was construction, Gospel outreach, children’s ministry, other additional work. Our group worked alongside members of Jesus es El Camino congregation in La Majada, Guatelmala.