A variety of services are provided to evangelize and strengthen the faith of immigrants through Worship, Bible Study, and personal visits. Many of these include materials translated into Burmese languages.
The staff of LAMB visits the homes of the Burmese. This is done in order to discover the felt needs of the Burmese and pair the individual families with a volunteer (see Social Services) as well as find opportunities to begin home Bible studies.
Conduct Bible studies
LAMB staff members lead in-home Bible studies and many catechism classes throughout the week.
LAMB staff members visit the sick in the hospitals and homes and pray for healing for the individual and comfort for the family.
Distribution of religious materials
LAMB staff members and volunteers distribute religious materials translated into Burmese. Some materials are donated; others are paid for by LAMB.
Translation of religious materials
LAMB recruits qualified Burmese volunteers to assist in the translation of religious materials into Burmese. LAMB works closely with such organizations as Concordia Publishing House (CPH), Lutheran Heritage Foundation, Myanmar Bible Society, and the Myanmar National Lutheran Church. Any costs incurred in the translation and printing of these religious materials are paid for by LAMB or are donated by individuals and other organizations. For a list of current project, please contact Pastor Keller.
Burmese Youth Group
The Kellers lead a Burmese youth group that meets once a week at their house. The activities include singing of religious songs, Bible study, food and fellowship. Gwen Keller leads the Bible study for the elementary age girl students, Peter Keller leads a Bible study for elementary-age boys, and Rev. Keller leads the Bible study for the high school and beyond students. This youth group also is involved in a number of service activities to help the Church at large.
Passport to Adventure Camp
This week-long camp for children from a number of countries meets at Camp Lutherhaven. Individuals and congregations underwrite the costs of this camp. Rev. Keller acts as the pastoral advisor for this week and trains the camp staff in cross-cultural issues.
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International Day Camp
This four-day camp at Camp Lutherhaven is designed for younger campers. Over sixty children are transported to camp Monday through Thursday and each child is paired with a buddy for the duration of the camp. Activities include scavenger hunts, swimming, boating, hiking, Bible stories, songs, and crafts. They return to Fort Wayne each afternoon from camp.
- Help underwrite the cost of day camp by donating to LAMB!
Burmese Sunday school
Various members of LAMB and of New Life Lutheran Church direct Sunday school every week before the Burmese worship service which is integrated with other youth members of New Life Lutheran Church.
Burmese Worship Service
Rev. Keller has led a separate bilingual (Burmese/English/Karen) worship service at New Life Lutheran Church since June 2002. Burmese Elders have been recruited and trained to assist with the leading of worship. We also have a trilingual and multi-national praise team. Recently, a multi-national youth praise team has been formed at New Life Lutheran Church.