He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed (Isaiah 53:5).
Beautiful Savior in Fayetteville, N.C., is like all our WELS home missions in some ways. We are (as our congregational motto states): “Christ preaching! Bible believing! People caring!”
Unique to us, though, is over half of our members are active duty military families. Many WELS members are serving to protect our freedoms. They are providing something for you, and you are providing something for them.
What do I mean? Our church body provides funding so that Beautiful Savior can proclaim God’s truth here in Fayetteville. That means you through your offerings are helping us in our mission.
We provide stability for our members. We’re here when households suddenly go from two parents to one. We serve soldiers’ families while they are deployed. And when they return home, we sustain them through God’s Word and sacrament.
We also strive to reach more people in our community through kids’ soccer club, Time with Tots, game night, and worship. Some of those we’ve served have received the gifts of new life, forgiveness, and salvation through Baptism. Others attend Bible information class where each lesson they hear even more about their Savior Jesus Christ.
There is opportunity to share God’s truth here in Fayetteville and in other unique fields God has provided across WELS—and you can help! Thank you for your past support of WELS Home Missions through congregational offerings and any special gifts. Please consider another gift to Home Missions today.
Rev. Thomas Glende
Pastor, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Fayetteville, N.C.
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