Global Ministries

TheGlobal Ministries Team is focused on global outreach to alleviate world hunger and poverty. There are many ways to get involved, and some of our key activities are listed below. 


Journey with a Village

The Global Ministries Team recently completed a partnership with Agros International to sponsor the village Luz del Mañana ("Light of Tomorrow") in Nicaragua. Agros International is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty for rural families in Central America and Mexico by enabling landless communities to achieve land ownership and economic stability. Although our contributions to this village are now complete, we continue to support the great work of Agros International.


Microloans through Kiva

HSLC and some of its members are active in supporting microloans to the poor through Kiva. If you want to learn more about microfinance and microloans, please see the Kiva website. We recently gave out our 100th Kiva loan!


ELCA Global Mission Activities

Want to learn more about the many global mission activities underway in the ELCA? Check out the ELCA global mission page. There are great summaries of all the current activities.


Suggested Reading on Global Ministry

  • When Helping Hurts - Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert
  • Creating a World Without Poverty - Muhammad Yunus
  • The End of Poverty - Jeffrey D. Sachs
  • A Long Way Gone - Ishmael Beah
  • Leaving Microsoft to Change the World - John Woods
  • Walking With the Poor - Bryant Myers
  • Foreign to Familiar - Sarah Lanier
  • The Hole in Our Gospel - Richard Stearns