The Church declares in the Creeds that it is part of "...one holy, catholic, and apostolic Church." This means, of course, that we are not alone, nor are we the Church only in one place. Bearing that in mind, St. Paul-Reformation is involved with international ministry partners in El Salvador and Nigeria. These partnerships are foundational to our ministry together, and help us to remember the varied and diverse expressions of faith that are present around the world. Would you like to learn more about how you can become involved? Read about our work below - and then step up to the plate!
St. Paul-Reformation partners with the Lutheran Church of Christ in Pella, Nigeria, and also works closely with Nigerian Lutherans studying at Luther Seminary in St. Paul. In 2014, St. Paul-Reformation welcomed our brothers and sisters from Pella to join us for a week of learning, fellowship, and study.
Would you like to become more involved with SPR's Nigeria Partnership? E-mail Deanna Sande by clicking here.
Every single year at St. Paul-Reformation, faithful partners and generous donors help to send over one hundred children to school at our sister parish (Christo Liberatador: "Christ the Liberator") in Nahualapa, El Salvador. Working in partnership with the Lutheran Church of El Salvador, this program - now in its seventh year - partners members of SPR with children at our sister parish. This partnership has resulted in several young people going on to college, and education can make the difference between a life that flourishes and a life lived in poverty.
This work is not charity. It is, rather partnership, and delegations of members from SPR travel frequently to El Salvador, and members of Christo Liberatador have traveled to St. Paul. We truly view our accompaniment as a journey that we are taking together. Learn more about our work by viewing this short video.
Would you like to sponsor a child? You can learn more about how to do that by clicking here.
You can view photos from our 2014 trip to El Salvador by clicking here.
A July 2016 letter from the Pastor of our partner congregation in El Salvador (Christo Liberatador) is available by clicking here.
An article by Sonia Nazario from the Non-violent Peace Force titled "How the Most Dangerous Place on Earth Got Safer" can be accessed by clicking here.
The 2016 Annual Report of Christo Liberatador, with tons of useful information, can be found by clicking here.
An interview with the Bishop of the Lutheran Church in El Salvador, Bishop Gomez, can be found by clicking here.