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An Update from Cheryl’s Children’s Home In Nairobi, Kenya

Warm greetings! Summer here in the US usually means the start of Kenya’s cooler season.  With the weather forecast in the Chicago area showing temperatures in the 90’s, the current sublime temperatures in Nairobi would undoubtedly provide welcome relief.   With the on-going challenges and uncertainties of COVID-19, any future mission trips to Kenya are not […]

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COVID-19 Response to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Because of the many generous donations to Gifts from the Heart in December, we sent a large shipment of personal care supplies to Re-Member, our mission partner in South Dakota. Items such as shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, diapers, baby wipes, razors, combs, and brushes will be distributed to the Oglala Lakota people living at the Pine […]

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CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS May 28, 2020

Addendum to 5/28/2020 information: As the state prepares to move into Phase Three of Reopening Illinois, today we celebrate that Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued new guidelines for holding worship services.  While we are eager to reopen for on-site services, our staff needs to thoroughly prepare in terms of safety, logistics and overall worship experience. We […]

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Confirmation: An Affirmation of Baptism by Good Shepherd Students

An online Confirmation Service was not what we expected when we started our “Faithwalk” program back in September, but that didn’t stop God from working in truly powerful ways. Written by: Ryan Schaible, Director of Family Life – Student Ministries These words from the prophet Isaiah were our theme verse for the DELTA retreat this […]

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Virtual VBS 2020

Vacation Bible School is a hands-on, Spirit-led week, which focuses on a different theme each year. Our theme is explored through prayer, singing worship, crafts, games, small group discussions, and so much more! This year, VBS is a virtual experience. Your children will learn how Jesus’ power will pull us through… always. Registration is $25/per participant. […]

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