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2004 Global Mission Event

Canadian Highlights

  1. Globalization panel
    moderated by David Primmer
  2. Anne Hallman on panel
    of young adult missionaries
  3. Vice President Susan Johnson
    presided at closing worship
  4. 13 Canadians presented
    global university sessions
  5. Mary Krieger facilitated
    art expressions

Canadian Quote

  1. "The whole weekend was
    amazing. I was so thrilled
    to be here…
    Well done! Thank you so
    much for including
    your Canadian neighbours."
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Participants gathered for the Opening Celebration sing 'I Can Feel the Fire' a song from Trinity Lutheran Church, Monrovia, Liberia as silk streamers representing the waters of the world flow through the worship space.

Silk streamers representing the waters of baptism from every corner of the world are lifted high above the gathered participants during the opening Celebration.

 

Anne Hallman (Kitchener ON) speaks about her experiences in the United Kingdom as a Volunteer in Mission in the Time for God program. Tim Barr (Houston TX), a participant in a three year LWF youth leadership program and co-founder of tamethemonster.org awaits his turn to speak. Both were panelists in a general session exploring the experiences of young people serving internationally.

Margaret Sadler and Marcus Busch (Edmonton AB) share their experiences as Volunteers in Mission in Mauritania. Marcus and Margaret added their English language writing and speaking skills to the busy French-speaking Lutheran World Federation Mauritania program focused on environmental protection, food security and emergency food aid.

Erika Parker (Selkirk MB) shares stories from Slovakia in her Global University session. Erika served as a Volunteer in Mission at Evanjelicke Lyceum in Bratislava. This Lutheran school was founded in 1607 and with only one pause during the Communist years has operated continuously for nearly 400 years.

Senior and Junior High youth share some fellowship time with Anne Hallman (Kitchener ON). Anne was one of two facilitators of the Senior Youth program at the event.

 

Participants dance with their hands as they sing 'Nyanyikanlah nyanjian barua bagi Allah' or 'Sing the Lord a new song' Psalm 128 set to a traditional Batak melody from Toba Indonesia.

 

David Pfrimmer, Lutheran Office of Public Policy (LOPP) moderated a general session panel exploring the Christian response to globalization. Other panelists were Chandran Paul Martin, United Evangelical Lutheran Church in India, Daniel Kemmis, Center for the Rocky Mountain West and Tim Huffman, Trinity Lutheran Seminary Columbus Ohio.

Marie Herrenschmidt and Gordon Johnson speak about their experiences in northern Canada at their Global University session. The Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots (LAMP) began when miners, loggers and others asked pastor/pilots to minister to their remote villages. Thirty-three years later, it accompanies remote and native communities by "listening, observing and responding when asked."

 

Brian Rude (ELCIC Missionary) speaks about his work in the prisons of El Salvador in the Global University session "Gangs, Globalization and Gospel." His most recent work focuses on HIV/AIDS ministry and working with members of two rival gangs.

 

 

Brian Rude (ELCIC Missionary) speaks about his work in the prisons of El Salvador in the Global University session "Gangs, Globalization and Gospel." Brian works with the Quetzocoatal Foundation to provide wellness workshops to prison inmates.

 

Cindy Halmarson, Bishop of Saskatchewan Synod and Susan Johnson, Vice President of the ELCIC converse at an informal reception for international church leaders.

 

Chandran Paul Martin, United Evangelical Lutheran Church in India, Stephen Kristenson, Bishop for the Synod of Alberta and the Territories and Mark Hanson, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America converse at an informal reception for international church leaders.

Lori Endress (ELCIC missionary) speaks about her work at Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand in her Global University session. Lori develops English programs and teaches faculty at Payap's main campus and at the McGilvray Faculty of Theology and Seminary.

Lori Endress (ELCIC missionary: Thailand), Joan Nolting (served in India), Rosemary Jacobsen (served in Cameroon) enjoy the sunshine at Globalfest.

 

Mary Krieger (Winnipeg MB) helps people decorate their field notebooks at Globalfest as part of the Art Expressions program

 

Gary Sartain (Apple Valley MN) shares information about On Eagle's Wings, an ecumenical ministry in the Canadian North at Global fest.

 

Frank Armistead, Circle of Life Lutheran Native Ministry Center (Regina SK) speaks about the 'slowest art form' at the afternoon Globalfest. He forms a prayer for every knot that makes up the design.

Current and former missionaries are recognized at the Globalfest evening program.

 

Current and former missionaries are recognized at the Globalfest evening program.

A young participant enjoys attempting hoop dancing.

Kevin Locke leads volunteers through a traditional round dance during the Globalfest program.

Canadian participants, presenters and staff gather for a group photo in front of the immense rotating globe at the entry of the plenary space.

Paul Johnson (Winnipeg MB), Susan Johnson (Kitchener ON), Joan Nolting (Winnipeg MB), Erika Parker (Selkirk MB), Brian Rude (El Salvador), David Lerseth (Chicago IL)

Kelvin Krieger, ELCIC Mission staff, holds the poster that Canadian participants were encouraged to sign as he talks with Gary Nickel, Alberta Synod Liaison.

Brian Rude (ELCIC Missionary) and Cindy Halmarson, Bishop of Saskatchewan Synod chat with David Lerseth, Director Global Mission Support, ELCA Division for Global Mission.

Marcus Busch (Edmonton AB), Gordon Johnson (Malta MT), Marie Herrenschmidt (Malta MT).

Erika Parker (Selkirk MB), Joan Nolting (Winnipeg MB), Kelvin Krieger (Winnipeg MB) and Gary Nickel (Lethbridge AB).

Daranne Mills (Saskatoon SK) shares a smile with Milton and Gladys Rude (Camrose AB).

Eleanor and Bent Damkar (Stony Plain AB) chat with Stuart Brown (Vernon BC).

Stuart Brown (ELCIC missionary: Cameroon) taught his Global University session on the work of the Joint Christian Ministry in West Africa (JCMWA). This organization works among the nomadic largely Muslim Fulbe people of West and Central Africa.

Stuart Brown (ELCIC Missionary in Cameroon) shares a story of his close call with gunfire in Chad

Canadian participants are recognized at the Closing Eucharist.

Mark Hanson, presiding Bishop of the ELCA gave the sermon at the final Eucharist service. As throughout the event, his words were simultaneously translated into American Sign Language.

 

Susan Johnson (Kitchener ON) invites the people to the table during the Closing Eucharist.

Terry Kopperud (Calgary AB) and Kristina Berg (Eckville AB) share their GME highlights with Mary Krieger (Winnipeg MB) after the Closing Eucharist.

Mary Krieger (Winnipeg MB) and a youthful GME participant admire the work produced during Art Expression sessions. Participants could work with Judy Ericksen (Great Falls MT) on clay plaques or create block prints with Mary.

 

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