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Month:  February 2018

OGT Staff and Family Enjoy Thrivent Action Event

OGT’s Director of International Transportation Karen Mangels arranged for the office, warehouse staff and family to do a Thrivent Action Team event making hygiene kits after work Monday February 19th. It was a great time of service, fellowship, prayer, and snacks which included 16 people completing 17 boxes of 126 hygiene kits!

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Generous Donation and Delivery of Wheat

Paul Kerschner, assistant warehouse manager at OGT’s Rocky Mountain Branch in Julesburg, CO is also a wheat farmer with his wife Carolyn. Paul and Carolyn donated to Rocky MT Branch 2,500 pounds of wheat that was clean and bagged. It was decided to donate the wheat to Pastor Heimer with Ysleta Mission in El Paso,…

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A New Region in Haiti to Serve

February 12, 2018 OGT’s international office had a visit from a new recipient Josias Marin from Thomassique, Haiti. He is associated with the Lutheran church and school in Thomassique and is excited to be receiving French Bibles, 57,024 Mercy Meals, 5,000 pounds of mixed edible beans, linens, clothing, recreational clothing and sports equipment, coveralls and…

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Grateful Hearts Receive Generous Donations in India

In November 2017 OGT’s Maryland Branch shipped linens, hospital beds, exam table, canes, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, medical linens, and medical supplies to Scudder Memorial hospital in Ranipet, India. OGT just got word that they are set up and having a free orthopedic camp next week to distribute walkers, canes, etc. to people with disabilities…

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Volunteers Needed in Houston

If you would like to volunteer or you have a group of people that would like to help with the rebuilding of the Houston area and stay in OGT’s bedroom unit located at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church here is your contact information. The registrations for volunteers are set up through The Fuller Center for…

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Helping Those Far and Near

In January 2018 the Maryland Branch had two local deliveries. The first one was bedding, clothes and coats for Linda’s Legacy that collects and distributes items for the homeless. The second delivery was toys and stuffed animals for Nazareth Lutheran Church to distribute to those in need. How wonderful for Maryland Branch to be able…

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Lithuania Will Be Warmed by Gifts

February 8th, 2018 was another cold day in Ida Grove, IA and Iowa West volunteers were especially feeling it while loading a shipment for Lithuania. Taurage Evangelical Lutheran Parish will be warmed by the gifts loaded which included quilts, stuffed toys, medical equipment/supplies, hygiene kits, shoes, clothes, coats and linens. These will be shared with…

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