Zion Lutheran Church, Litchfield, IL
Yesterday, Matt Harrison and I went to Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield, IL. I had never been in Litchfield, except maybe for some fast food or a bathroom break on a trip going North. A good friend of mine from seminary and grad-school, Pastor Jonthan Bontke, originally from Dallas, TX, is pastor there. In fact, he has been pastor there ever since we left grad-school, for about 11 years. After the earthquake in Haiti, Pastor Bontke, the staff, and children at Zion wanted to do something to help those in need. The school teachers and children decided to support LCMS World Relief and Human Care's efforts to help people who are in need in Haiti. We were invited out to share some experiences from Haiti and to meet with the children. It is also nice that it is Lutheran Schools Week.
Video of Rev. Harrison Teaching Children to say "Splachna," "Compassion" in Greek
After the presentation and before we left, the staff showed us the connection point for Zion's relief efforts to Haiti.