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Month:  January 2018

Partnership for Humanitarian Aid

On Sunday, January 21 Karen Mangels OGT’s Director of International Shipping spoke about the ministry of OGT to Zion Lutheran Church congregation in Sioux Falls, SD. Rev. Jenina Gatnoor with Gaat’s Kid African Mission was also there and will soon be receiving shipments from OGT in Ethiopia. OGT donated 2 bags of sports equipment (10…

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OGT Mission Shared in Sioux Falls

On Sunday, January 21 Karen Mangels OGT’s Director of International Shipping spoke about the ministry of OGT to Zion Lutheran Church congregation in Sioux Falls, SD. Rev. Jenina Gatnoor with Gaat’s Kid African Mission was also there and will soon be receiving shipments from OGT in Ethiopia. OGT donated 2 bags of sports equipment (10…

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Quilting Marathon 2018 for Orphan Grain Train

On January 20th the third annual Quilting Marathon was held at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Aurora, Colorado. The event was a huge success. Sixty-three volunteer quilters assembled 37 quilts to be contributed to Orphan Grain Train in Castle Rock, CO. The quilters ranged in age from (8) eight years old to those well into their…

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Congratulations Rev. Ray Wilke

We are proud to announce that OGT’s President Rev. Ray Wilke will be honored as one of the recipients of the 2018 Philanthropy Award in Norfolk, NE! Rev. Wilke along with five other winners will be receiving the award on Saturday, February 3 at Celebrate Giving event at the Lifelong Learning Center in Norfolk, NE….

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A HUGE Thank You For Your Support

OGT would like to give a BIG Thank You to our supporters that contributed to Thrivent Financial’s 2017 Hurricane Relief Match that ended December 31, 2017. We are excited to announce that you gave $259,831.01 in personal donations and with Thrivent’s Match the total is $519,662.02 for OGT’s Hurricane Relief Fund! We are very humbled…

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Many Gifts To Bless Many in Need

The Wisconsin Branch volunteers loaded quilts, linens, winter accessories, coats, shoes, clothes, hospital beds, mattresses, canes, crutches, walkers and wheelchairs for Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. OGT’s recipient Compassion assists orphanages, families living in poverty, the elderly, disabled and the Blind Association. Compassion is always grateful for the goods and will send pictures of distributing the gifts to…

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India Awaits Many Blessings

Maryland Branch recently shipped goods to Christian Mission Charitable Trust (CMCT) in Chennai, India. They offer safe homes for orphans and a food kitchen for the elderly. CMCT will soon be receiving bikes, children’s cots, school supplies/backpacks, school furnishings, desks, chairs, sewing machines/fabric, bookcases and chairs. Thank you, donors and volunteers, for providing these needed…

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Relief Efforts Continued in Texas

OGT’s international office funded two shipments for hurricane victims in Texas. The first shipment was the purchase of several metal bed frames, and twin and queen mattresses from Gallery Furniture in Houston. These frames and mattresses will be going to families that were affected by Hurricane Harvey. OGT found out that some families were sleeping…

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FFA Students Lend A Helping Hand

Rocky Mountain volunteers in Julesburg, CO had great help from Revere High School FFA students in Ovid, CO. These boys take time off from school to provide this community service. The FFA students loaded 906 boxes of coats, clothes, shoes, quilts along with crutches, walkers and a wheelchair going to Smiltene, Latvia. Fonds Saules Kalns…

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