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Faith briefs for June 4

June 3, 2011
Marshall Independent

Riofrio working with Compassion International in Ecuador

Daniella Riofrio is back in Quito, Ecuador this summer working with Compassion International, a child sponsorship program. She will translate for Compassion and do mission work. Riofrio is sponsored by Living Word Lutheran Church.

Modern-day slavery discussed Sunday in Ruthton

There are more than 27 million slaves in the world today, across the world 2 children are sold every minute, and human trafficking is the fastest growing illegal business in the world. The public is invited to learn more at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ruthton Community Center, Ruthton.

Carmen Gronewold serves with the World Mission Prayer League, a small mission based out of Minneapolis. She has found that people in the U.S. and Canada think of human trafficking as something that happens "over there" and are shocked to learn how involved our own countries are in this modern-day slavery.

The event is sponsored by Peace Lutheran Church in Ruthton.

Peer ministry support group starts June 20 at First Lutheran

Beginning Experience of Southwest Minnesota, a peer ministry support group for widowed, separated and divorced people, is offering its Level II "Rebuilding" series for 10 weeks beginning June 20. The Monday sessions begin at 7 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church on Church and "A" Street in Marshall. Registration is the first two Monday nights starting at 6:30 p.m. Registration is then closed for that session. The support group is open to people of all denominations. There is a fee to cover the cost of materials. This series is designed for those who are past the initial pain of losing a partner and are working to put their lives back together. All dialogue is confidential and facilitators are individuals who have suffered a similar loss. To register or have other questions concerning level participation, contact Karen at 507-532-0922 email:, Shirley at 507-829-3106 email:, Gene at 507-215-1362 or Kathy at 507-215-2361.



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