We have taken six mission trips to Haiti to work with a Lutheran congregation there. There is a network of a dozen churches in northwest Haiti, connected with an evangelical mission in Saint-Marc, and we have gone there to do construction and repair on their church, lead Vacation Bible School for children, and engage in witness activities with them.
We also give an annual gift to varioius missions throughout the world at the beginning of each year. Ideas for supporting missions and going places to engage in mission work are gathered from the congregation, and leadership teams make it happen.
We hear about opportunities to serve our neighbors from our church body, The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod (www.lcms.org) and support LCMS World Relief, particularly during times when natural disasters have occurred.