South Carolina Lutheran Men in Mission
By Frank Bouknight,President of the South Carolina Lutheran Men in Mission
South Carolina Lutheran Men in Mission (SCLMM) are strong and busy doing God’s work
Although we have experienced fewer givers and aging membership we have maintained our goals of “making men bold daring followers of Jesus Christ” and providing support for mission starts. Currently, we are providing support for many non-traditional missions. Including Cristo Rey (this includes Gaston, Pelion and West Columbia), Nuestro Salvador, Sagrada Familia and Christ Mission.
The more important mission of making men bold daring followers of Jesus Christ has seen great success with our support of One Year to Live. We are currently supporting two One Year to Live retreats each year as well as providing support for the twelve week follow up and Iron works that accompanies the retreats. SCLMM reaches out to all men and all means all.
We are seeking new and innovative ways to reach out to those that do not have a bold, daring relationship with Jesus Christ by providing disciplining workshops and Men in Action Events(MIA) such as skeet shoots, whitewater rafting, wildlife nights and other events designed to build relationships with others and exposing them to men who have a bold daring relationship with Jesus.
SCLMM must reach out to more individuals if it is to continue to meet its goals. It is not about money but about relationships. If this requires change, then we welcome it, but at the same time we must respect the traditional methods that got us to this point. We are proud of the relationships that we are building by providing meals to the seminarians during J-term and Greek week, proud of the unselfish work provided to under privileged communities, proud of our commitment to the Pee Dee Indians, proud of our commitment to Newberry College, proud of our commitment to find a way to support churches that are in transition and proud of all of those that support SCLMM. Look for SCLMM to become even more committed to its missions.
Find out more about the South Carolina Lutheran Men in Mission visit their website at http://sclmm.org.