Congratulations to Bev Harper and the crew of Packers for “mission accomplished” and the partnership in the gospel you all exemplify! With the discount price you are closing in on 100 prayer books for Chaplain Frigm! Excellent follow-through.
Military troops are using The ELCA Armed Forces Prayer Book because “The Packers” are at it again. A dedicated group at Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries residents in Madison, Wisconsin recently packed their 1,000th box of support and love for Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines, each containing a copy of the ELCA Prayer Book. The latest gifts are helping ELCA Chaplain Cris Frigm in his Marine battalion and other chaplains across the services. Senior resident, Bev Harper, and her crew negotiated a special discount deal with Augsburg
Publishing to maximize their number of books before getting to work sending Christ’s love in each box. Although residents are celebrating “mission accomplished” they are already working on their next shipment. The Packers never quit!
The Packers of Madison Wisconsin are joined by several congregations across the ELCA in this effort to get The Armed Forces Prayer Books into the hands of our Lutheran men and women in uniform and others interested in wanting to hear about Jesus. St. John’s Lutheran in Palm Desert California is getting a second big gift of books ready to ship having supported Lackland Airbase last year. A couple of congregations near Barstow, California recently sent a load of books to the Marines in their neighborhood.
You can do the same. Check out the Augsburg Publishing website to order your books and contact Eric Wester, the ELCA Endorser for Federal Chaplaincy, to find an ELCA chaplain who needs support. Eric’s contact is Eric.Wester@elca.org or his partner in ministry, Larry Evans, at Larry.Evans@elca.org . Books are $8 apiece, but discounts on bulk shipments are possible. Just ask The Packers of Madison Wisconsin.