Central Nebraska

Central Nebraska Branch

Branch Manager
Dick Troester

P.O. Box 545
Grand Island, NE 68802
(308) 380-3730
centralne@ogt.org

Warehouse
427 North Shady Bend Rd.
Grand Island, NE 68801
(308) 850-0363

Central Nebraska Branch Fish Feeds
Fish Feed Teams Needed

Bob & Beth Stark have served the Central Nebraska warehouse by performing fish feeds for many years.
Bob & Beth plan to do fish feeds through at least the end of 2017; however, we are needing volunteers who would be willing to be trained to do fish feeds in the future.  Fish feeds are an important source of funds for the Central Nebraska warehouse's shipping and general operating costs.  Volunteering to help with fish feeds is a good way to support orphan Grain Train.

If interested, please contact Dick Troester at 308-380-3730.


Ready For Distribution To Those In Need
In May 2018 the Central Nebraska branch volunteers loaded a shipment for Cesis, Latvia. Pastor Artis Eglitis was the recipient of blankets/quilts, linens, clothing, coats, shoes, hygiene supplies, medical equipment/supplies, hospital beds, bicycles, toys, school supplies/kits, sewing machines/supplies, choir robes, and church paraments to use at his ministry Gaujaslici. They help people struggling with addiction, suffering with mental health issues, the homeless, and living in poverty. They offer Bible camps, retreats, soup kitchen, sleeping quarters and other outreach programs. The pictures are at Gaujaslici set up and ready for distribution to those in need and of a chapel with some furnishings from OGT.(8/2018)


Gifts Given to People City Mission in Omaha, NE
Central Nebraska branch volunteers in Grand Island loaded gifts of quilts, linens, clothing, shoes, and suitcases for People City Mission in Omaha, NE. The Mission is a homeless facility for individuals and families, offer a soup kitchen and outreach program for those living in poverty.(6/2018)


People City Mission in Lincoln, NE Grateful for Gifts
Central Nebraska Branch in Grand Island donated blankets, linens, sleeping mats, clothes, shoes, handbags, coats, household items and suitcases to People City Mission in Lincoln, NE. The Mission helps struggling individuals and families get back on their feet. The struggles can be from chemical addictions, fleeing domestic abuse, mental illness, divorce, abandonment, unemployment, and other life crises.(5/2018)


Latvia Container Packed and on its Way 
Central Nebraska Branch volunteers in Grand Island were busy loading sewing machines and supplies, school kits, toys, hygiene kits, medical supplies, clothing, shoes, coats, choir robes, sleeping mats and quilts for Cesis, Latvia. Pastor Artis Egilitis will receive the supplies to share with children and families he serves at Biedriba Gaujaslici. This is a shelter for the homeless, a food kitchen for those in need, offers Bible teachings and various types of Christian camps for children and adults.(5/2018)

Thank You, You Are Such a Blessing
Central Nebraska Branch would like to celebrate their energetic and dedicated volunteers for National Volunteer Month. Branch manager Dick Troester shared this “We are blessed to have so many who give their time to be a blessing to others in Christ's name.” Pictures include some of the volunteers at Central Nebraska Branch in Grand Island.(4/2018)


Help for the Homeless
Central Nebraska Branch in Grand Island delivered quilts, sleeping mats, winter accessories, coats, clothes and suitcases to People City Mission in Lincoln, NE. The Mission offers shelters for families and individuals along with other programs to help the less fortunate change their lives in positive ways.  (3-2018)


Students in Ghana Blessed
Central Nebraska Branch shipped goods to a new recipient in Ghana, Association of English Churches. The association has an outreach program for schools and works with around 200,000 students. They are eager to be receiving blankets, linens, sleeping mats, men's, clothing, shoes, new underwear, hygiene supplies, sanitary kits, commodes, walkers, wheelchairs, bicycles, toys, file cabinet, school supplies/kits, classroom desks, and student chairs.  (3/2018)


Recipients Help Load Container For Panama
The Church of God of Prophecy in La Chorrera, Panama is excited to be receiving blankets, linens, sleeping mats, toys, bicycles, school desks/chairs, school supplies, sewing machine, sewing supplies, clothing, coats, shoes, layette kits, hygiene kits, diapers, crib, freezer, pallet jack, household items, hospital beds, medical equipment/supplies, hospital gowns, orthopedic supplies and books from OGT’s Central Nebraska Branch. What is unique with this shipment is that Kern and Jennifer Saleena helped to load this shipment and will also coordinate receiving and distributing the goods to clinics, schools and families in need especially in the rural areas. Thank you to our volunteers and donors for again serving families in Panama. Kern and wife Jennifer are pictured with their 2 small children along with other OGT volunteers.(3/2018)


People City Mission in Lincoln Blessed
Central Nebraska Branch delivered bedding, clothing and suitcases to People City Mission, a new recipient in Lincoln, Nebraska. They are primarily a homeless shelter housing 350 men, women, and children on an average day along with a food kitchen. What blessings for our brothers and sisters in Lincoln, NE.(1/2018)


Dedication of Altar
Central Nebraska Branch shipped a church altar, quilts, linens, clothing, coats, shoes, hygiene supplies, medical equipment/supplies, hospital beds, bicycles, toys, school supplies/kits, and sewing machines/supplies to Pastor Eglitis with Biedriba Gaujaslici in Cesis, Latvia. His ministry helps the homeless, addicts, young mothers and also offers Christian camps for children and adults. Pastor Eglitis gave the alter to a Lutheran church in Ropaži, Latvia. On the first Sunday of Advent the altar was dedicated and this was a very big event. This church historical building was destroyed during soviet period, and during last 15 years the parish has been renovating this property for ministry. It is a growing church and the donated altar is a great contribution. What a beautiful place to worship.  (12/2017)


Montana & Wyoming Organizations Helped
October 2017 Central Nebraska Branch in Grand Island shipped two domestic loads. The first shipment volunteers loaded furniture, tables, household items and office equipment for Circle of Life in Lame Deer, MT. The organization assists elderly and disabled Native Americans living on and off the reservations. Volunteers also loaded quilts, linens, Bibles, clothing, coats, shoes, hygiene supplies, medical equipment, toys, school kits/supplies, and sports equipment for Wind River Lutheran Mission in Ft Washakie, WY. What wonderful gifts for the mission to share with children and families needing assistance.(11/2017)


Latvian Families Receive Wonderful Gifts
Pastor Eglitis in Latvia has a ministry that offers a shelter, food kitchen, Christian camps for children and adults, Bible studies and outreach programs. His wife Helena puts together “newborn boxes” made out of OGT donations for new mothers. The “newborn boxes” are given to hospitals to share with mothers when they leave with their new baby. “Davana” means “gift for birthdate”, what wonderful blessings for new mothers and their babies. They also have a clothing room for families. Pastor Eglitis is excited to be unloading a shipment from Central Nebraska Branch which includes blankets, quilts, linens, clothing, coats, shoes, sleeping mats, hygiene supplies, hospital beds/mattresses, medical equipment/supplies, bicycles, toys, school supplies, sewing supplies and suitcases. What wonderful gifts to share with children and families in Latvia.(11/2017)


Positive Impact in Latvia
Pastor Eglitis founded Gaujaslici which organizes camps and delivers social support to the poor in Latvia. He will soon be receiving a church altar, quilts, linens, clothing, coats, shoes, hygiene supplies, medical equipment/supplies, bicycles, toys, school supplies/kits, sewing machines and supplies to use at his facility and share with the local community. Central Nebraska Branch located in Grand Island shipped the load the week of October 16th and plan to have it arrive mid-November.(10/2017)


Busy Loading for Latvia
Central Nebraska Branch volunteers were busy loading goods for Pastor Artis Eglitis in Cesis, Latvia. Pastor Eglitis started Gaugaslici Ministry which assists the homeless, mentally ill, and orphans. He also offers Bible camps and children’s camps during the warmer months. He will soon be receiving blankets, sleeping mats, clothes, shoes, coats, suitcases, diapers, hygiene kits/supplies, medical equipment/supplies, bikes, toys and school supplies. (8/2017)


Volunteers Load Shipment For Kyrgyzstan
The Central Nebraska Branch volunteers were busy loading a shipping container full of blankets/quilts/linens, sleeping mats, clothing, coats, shoes, handbags, towels, commodes, and hospital gowns for Compassion in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Compassion works with orphanages, the elderly, disabled, the blind and families living in poverty. What wonderful blessings to be shared with those in desperate need.(7/2017)


So Many Blessing Going To Panama
In June the Central Nebraska Branch volunteers in Grand Island loaded a shipment for La Chorrera, Panama. Church of God of Prophecy will be receiving quilts/linens, clothing, coats, shoes, hygiene items, medical equipment, bicycles, toys, school items, sewing machine and supplies for their outreach programs and clinic. Thank you to the hard working volunteers and donors.(7/2017)


Shipment To Ysleta Mission Will Bless Many
Central Nebraska Branch loaded a shipment for Ysleta Mission in El Paso, TX.  They will soon be receiving bedding, clothing, 80 lbs. canned food, hygiene items, medical equipment, toys and school kits.  What wonderful gifts to help with border missions.  (6/2017)


Gifts Sent South
The Central Nebraska Branch located in Grand Island shipped a load of blankets, bedding, clothes, shoes, bikes, household items, tools, school kits, sports equipment and hygiene kits to Rock Point, Arizona. The Navajo Lutheran Mission will be receiving the shipment to use with their outreach programs and school. What wonderful gifts for the children and families to receive.(6/2017)


Supplies for the Poor
Recently the Central Nebraska Branch shipped Bibles, coats, shoes, clothing and suitcases to the Open Door Mission in Omaha, NE. Open Door is a homeless shelter with a food kitchen that serves 2,000 meals a day and also has an outreach program to help families struggling with poverty. On May 22, 2017 the Norfolk warehouse shipped 24 pallets of various foods to help with the enormous number of meals they serve. What wonderful blessings for families in need of support and help. Thank you to our donors and volunteers.  (5-2017)


Smiles Seen for  Miles
Kern and Jennifer Saleena with Church of God of Prophecy in La Chorrera, Panama were able to unload a shipment that originated from OGT’s Central Nebraska Branch in Grand Island. Their Outreach Mission Center will be able to share blankets, bedding, sleeping mats, keyboard, clothing, shoes, chairs, household items, adult and infant diapers, hygiene supplies/kits, towels, hospital beds/equipment, medical supplies, bicycles, garden tools, toys, school kits/supplies, school sports equipment, sewing machine and supplies with those in need and their clinic. The smiles show the gratitude they have for the humanitarian aid.(4/2017)


Central Nebraska Volunteers Load for Latvia
Pastor Artis with Gaugaslici Ministry in Cesis, Latvia has received shipments in the past to help support the homeless, mentally ill, and orphans. Central Nebraska Branch volunteers loaded blankets/quilts, church pulpit/baptismal font, candelabras, choir robes, clothing, coats, shoes, hygiene items, medical beds/mattresses, medical equipment/supplies, bicycles, toys, school kits/supplies, and sewing supplies for his ministry. He offers various camps to children and adults along with weekly chapel and a daily soup kitchen. Pastor Artis and the families he shares the gifts with are always appreciative of the goods. The first 3 photos are the volunteers at Central NE Branch loading the shipment. The rest of the pics are from Pastor Artis at Gaugaslici Ministry. The church pews, bikes and clothing were OGT donations.(4/2017)

Loaded for Panama
The Central Nebraska Branch volunteers shipped to Kern and Jennifer Saleena with Church of God of Prophecy in La Chorrera, Panama. They will receive blankets, bedding, sleeping mats, keyboard/organ, clothing, shoes, handbags, chairs, household items, adult and infant diapers, hygiene supplies/ kits, towels, hospital beds, hospital equipment, medical supplies, bicycles, garden tools, toys, school kits/supplies, school sports equipment, sewing machine, and sewing supplies for their ministry and outreach program. They are always so grateful to receive the donations from OGT and be able to help the families in their region.  (3-2017)