We are proud to host such an event on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church. If you are able and willing to provide some hospitality to this group, please contact Pastor Mark at the church office. An excerpt from an email Pr. Mark received in April from Rev. Benyam Kassahun, Director of Global Missions East Africa of the ELCA National offices in Chicago: “Over the last couple of weeks things have accelerated beyond my imagination—it seems God is up to something in regards to our common ministry in South Sudan. The churchwide believes that God is calling us to South Sudan for such a time as this—while the country is facing major crisis, tens of thousands killed and hundreds of thousands are displaced. Together, we will do our part. I asked Pastor Mark Tiede if we could gather on May 13, 2015 between 10:00am and 4:00pm at St. John’s Lutheran
Church in Minneapolis to discuss some concrete next steps.”