Image from Haiti Trip 2011. See http://mnpartnerswithhim.blogspot.com/ for more photos!
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Trinity supports missionaries Rev. Phillip and Lou-Marie Knutson.
Trinity Lutheran's history with the Knutsons
Trinity Lutheran Church began supporting Rev. Philip and Lou-Marie Knutson, missionaries to South Africa, on January 1, 1983.
In 1985, Trinity covered the full cost for supporting the Knutsons - $35,000. Of that amount, $20,000 was raised from special offerings, and the Church Council voted $15,000 from the regular church budget (Messenger, Vol. 50, No. 14).
Currently, there are 16 congregations sponsoring the Knutsons, including Our Savior’s Lutheran in Moorhead, as well as churches in Ada and Fertile.
Trinity has on occasion contributed to special projects the Knutsons have been involved in, including $1,000 for the daycare center at Port Elizabeth, a contribution to the South to South project involving youth in Port Elizabeth, and more recently 90/10 contributions to support Christian education and AIDS awareness projects in the Cape Orange Diocese of the ELCSA.
Click here to learn about their mission in South Africa.
Thank you to all those who have contributed to the efforts over the years for our Haiti Mission work.
The construction and medical teams left the United States on January 6, 2011 and were bound for Haiti until January 16. They had the opportunity to meet many great people and do some great things on their ten day mission. Some of their experiences included work at the College de la Grace, playing with the local donkey "Wiggles," touring the hospital in Pignon, building re-bar towers and laying cement footings, and playing with the children, singing songs like "Itsy, Bitsy Spider" and "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes."
West African Groundnut Stew
2 pounds of beef or chicken, cut in 1 inch cubes
Roll meat in flour and brown in 3 tablespoons oil
As it is browning, add 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and 1 tablespoon to the meat
After meat is browned, add 4 medium sized onions, sliced
Add to the onion/meat mixture
1 clove garlic, minced
about 3/4 cup tomato paste (or less)
6 cups water
a small amount of red pepper, if desired
Cook on the stove for about 1 hour. During the last 20 minutes of cooking, add about 1/2 cup of peanut butter.
Serve with rice or noodles.