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Published in Calvary Calls, April 2006

Posted by: Pulelehua on Sat, Apr 1, 2006

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Be a Delegate for the Global Mission Event 27 to 29 July 2006
This Annual conference is where congregation members can discover more about the global needs and activities for God’s work.  Many missionaries are among the speakers.  Activities include devotions, singing, talks and conference discussions.  Pastor Tim was at last Year’s Conference, and in fact met Dr. Holly Nelson there.  He found it was a wonderful and inspiring experience.
This year it will be held at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.
Calvary plans to send at least two delegates to this year’s conference.
Please let us know if you are interested in going.
Detailed information is at:  http://www.elca.org/gme/


Missions Team to Speak at Hukilau on 29 April 2009
The Team has been asked to tell the other Lutheran congregations in Hawaii about Calvary adopting two missionaries, and plans for future activities.  Please pray for this presentation, that it will stimulate our sister churches to become more aware about Christian needs and works throughout the World.  At present, the Chinese Lutheran Church is the only one with many missionary activities, including trips to mission fields by congregation members.


SupperMeeting about China Services Venture 5 Feb 2006
When Pastor Paul and Mrs. Martinson were visiting the Chinese Lutheran Church of Honolulu, they kindly agreed at short notice to talk to several of us at a supper meeting on 5 Feb 2006.
Pastor Martinson was born into a large missionary family in Henan, China, was interned by the Japanese during World War II, was a missionary in Hong Kong, and was a Professor at Lutheran Seminary in Minnesota.  As a teacher, he is well known to Pastor Tim, Yukio Hamada, and Larry Gardner.  Ida Marie Martinson was a nurse-physician on the faculty of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  They are both active leaders in the work of China Services Venture, CSV, founded in 2002 in memory of Pastor Martinson’s aunt.
They showed us a moving video about CSV, which aims to promote relationships between American and Chinese Christians..  CVS is paying school fees for many poor children who cannot afford the low costs of attending school, from villages in the XingYang district of Henan Province.  CSV has been teaching English to villagers and to trainee teachers of English, and has sponsored Bethel Bible courses in the region.  CSV has provided milk supplements to undernourished children, and assessed the basic health needs in these villages.  CSV has also taken over the work of the former Lutheran Literature Society for the Chinese. 
Pastor Simon Lee of the Chinese Lutheran Church spoke about Nanguan Church in Xinyuan, Henan, where a group of 2 to 3,000 Christians is trying to rebuild the earliest Lutheran Church in China, while meeting in tents and open areas, unprotected from the elements.
More about China Services Venture is at: http://www.csventures.org/

The Fourth article on the 2 missionaries to be adopted is attached.