Mark 10:45 “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
At Gethsemane there are many opportunities to give back and serve others while in turn serving the Lord. Prayerfully consider how the skills God gave you can help others and which volunteer position is the best fit.
Around The World
Gethsemane Lutheran Church is blessed to be able to participate in service projects worldwide. We are regularly looking for opportunities to serve across the globe, whether it is as a church mission team, by supporting members of the congregation on mission trips or by partnering with organizations working overseas.
Annual Guatamala Mission Trips
We are very excited about the relationships we have been able to build through our mission trips to Guatemala. Gethsemane has been partnering with CALMS (Central American Lutheran Mission Society) and the local church in Gualan, Guatemala since 2009. During that time we have built 17 homes, but shared much more than just shelter with the people we have met there.
We send groups down annually and work in areas around Gualan, Guatemala. We are excited about the work we are doing there and the impact experienced in Guatemala, as well as the impact on the lives of our congregation members who travel down.
We are thrilled about our future service in Guatemala and plan to continue sending teams down to partner with the local church in providing homes for people in need.
For more information on the Guatamala Mission Trip and how to get involved please email Pastor Troy.
Operation Christmas Child Visit Operation Christmas Child
Annually our Church and School team up to help children around the world through Operation Christmas Child. The congregation provides items such as; toothbrushes, tooth paste, combs, socks, small toys, activity books, crayons and other treats. The students pack these items in shoe boxes designated for a boy or girl from 2 years old – 12 years old. These boxes introduces children in places like Indonesia, Thailand and West Africa to the love of Jesus Christ and the joy of Christmas.
Feed My Starving Children Visit Feed My Starving Children
Gethsemane regularly partner’s with the Feed My Starving Children location in Tempe. We send teams to pack food boxes to that feed thousands of hungry children around the world. It is a great family service project and shows us how just a few hours of our time can make a huge impact for those in need.