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October 9, 2012

NJ Urban Ministry Update

by Rev. A. J. Iovine

(The following was received from Rev. Jim Buckman, our district’s Urban Ministry leader)

We are blessed to have a vibrant ministry with mission teams coming to NJ. One of the heroes of this work has been Pr. Lawrence & Martha Gboeah, who serve a dual call to Redeemer & Christ Assembly Lutheran in Newark, NJ.

The church facility itself does not have showers; so Pr & Mrs. Gboeah (immigrants from Liberia) open their home up for every missionary who comes; in this way the mission teams can take showers in the parsonage in Newark.

I have talked with Pr. Gboeah and he has identified a contractor who has provided a written estimate of what it would cost to put a shower into the basement of the church. This would only give us a single shower head; but it would be much better than the current arrangement.

We need to raise a total of $1800. One of our House Churches- Anchor of Hope has already stepped up to the plate and we have received their check for $300 J This leaves us with $1500 needed. Your gift to support this will leverage our resources in Newark and enable us to increase the number of missionaries we can host. It would be nice to raise enough money for a larger shower facility.

Our most recent House Church was planted in East Orange; this work was helped greatly by mission teams who stayed at our church facility in Newark this summer. Your investment will go directly into a ministry which God is blessing with growth.

If God moves you to support this work; please send your checks made payable to: “Urban Missions- LCMS” In the memo section, please write “Newark Missions”

Please mail your checks to:
Jim Buckman
The NJ District of the LCMS
1168 Springfield Ave
Mountainside, NJ 07092

Thank you for your partnership in the Gospel, your prayers and the privilege of being able to serve in this way.

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NJ Urban Ministry Update

by Rev. A. J. Iovine

(The following was received from Rev. Jim Buckman, our district’s Urban Ministry leader)

We are blessed to have a vibrant ministry with mission teams coming to NJ. One of the heroes of this work has been Pr. Lawrence & Martha Gboeah, who serve a dual call to Redeemer & Christ Assembly Lutheran in Newark, NJ.

The church facility itself does not have showers; so Pr & Mrs. Gboeah (immigrants from Liberia) open their home up for every missionary who comes; in this way the mission teams can take showers in the parsonage in Newark.

I have talked with Pr. Gboeah and he has identified a contractor who has provided a written estimate of what it would cost to put a shower into the basement of the church. This would only give us a single shower head; but it would be much better than the current arrangement.

We need to raise a total of $1800. One of our House Churches- Anchor of Hope has already stepped up to the plate and we have received their check for $300 J This leaves us with $1500 needed. Your gift to support this will leverage our resources in Newark and enable us to increase the number of missionaries we can host. It would be nice to raise enough money for a larger shower facility.

Our most recent House Church was planted in East Orange; this work was helped greatly by mission teams who stayed at our church facility in Newark this summer. Your investment will go directly into a ministry which God is blessing with growth.

If God moves you to support this work; please send your checks made payable to: “Urban Missions- LCMS” In the memo section, please write “Newark Missions”

Please mail your checks to:
Jim Buckman
The NJ District of the LCMS
1168 Springfield Ave
Mountainside, NJ 07092

Thank you for your partnership in the Gospel, your prayers and the privilege of being able to serve in this way.

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