Central African Republic (CAR) Companion Synod Sunday

October 20, 2019

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Central African Republic (L’Église Évangélique Luthérienne de la République Centrafricaine) is one of our two global companion synods, here in the Gulf Coast Synod. We invite you to set aside October 20, 2019 (or another Sunday that’s best for your church) as a Sunday to celebrate the ministries of this church in the Lutheran communion. 

You can observe this day in several ways :

  1. Pray for peace and stability in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Central African Republic. 
  2. Invite a member of our synod’s CAR Team to come and speak. 
  3. Take an offering to support the church (for the Gallo Health Clinic, for church roofs, for education and more…)
  4. Include the church in your sermon. (Bishop Mike will provide sermon suggestions for preachers in October.)
  5. Commit to be an annual partner with the church in the CAR.

The bishop of the Lutheran Church in the CAR is President Samuel Ndanga-Toue. The number of congregations and members have moved up and down during the armed conflict, but at one point they reported 55,000 Lutherans in 300 congregations. This church grows rapidly when the conflicts die down. Challenges are water, wells, adequate food, infant mortality, malaria and other illnesses. Many of the congregations are in poor, rural areas. Pastors serve 3-7 congregations each. 

MORE INFORMATION ON CAR

 


Date/Time
Date(s) - Oct 20, 2019
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM