Some of the notable mission projects Westminster has been part of in the past decade:
The House that Fish Built
100 of our members brought out their creative skills as a fun fund-raiser. After making 100 of the most outrageous fish ever seen, we displayed them in a local art gallery, and then auctioned them to the highest bidder. This creative arts project helped us build two Habitat for Humanity homes.
When the tornado hit Hallam, Nebraska, it destroyed both homes and trees. Insurance provided their homes – Westminster provided 100 trees to help this nearby community heal and grow.
First we provided housing for a refugee family. Since then, we have sent 5 work teams down to Louisiana to help rebuild homes and rebuild lives.
The Lost Boys of the Sudan
For young men who families were killed and who were driven from their country, we provided a new home and support in beginning again in a new land.
When a tornado destroyed the town of Greensboro, Kansas, we sent one of the first response teams allowed in to bring aid and to help clean up.
Iowa Cedar River Flood
One of our Eagle Scouts led the congregation in bringing a team to Iowa to help clean up homes buried in mud from what was termed a “1000 year” flood.
The Germany Connection
We have a sister church near Dresden, in former East Germany. This 20+ year old international relationship with a Lutheran church in Lohmen, Germany, broadens our understanding of faith and the world. Recently, 17 youth and 10 adults were welcomed and toured Dresden, Berlin, Munich Dauchau Concentration Camp and went on to Geneva, Switzerland.