St. Matthew Planning Guatemalan Mission Trip
July, 29 – August 6, 2017
St. Matthew is partnering with Tree 4 Hope, a non-profit organization committed to providing a bright future of long-term hope for children, elders, and their families in Guatemala and around the world, focusing on education, health, and mental wellness. Their projects are designed to meet basic needs, empower local communities, build relationships, promote cultural exchange, and inspire youth. The approach has been refined over the years to build long-term relationships not only with these institutions but also with the people they serve.
Tree 4 Hope offers two to four service trips to Guatemala every year. Our team will travel to Guatemala and work with either Hogar Miguel Magone, Hogar Maria Auxiliadora, the Elder Center, or La Limonada. No matter what your skills and talents, they can be applied to our service work. Everyone has something to offer and there is no doubt that the mission trip has something to offer you.
To gain more information about the mission trip and Tree 4 Hope, please download a Mission Trip Packet and prayerfully consider participating.
St. Matthew Global Mission Team
To the Glory of God —
The St. Matthew Austin Organ
The St. Matthew world renowned Austin organ was built and dedicated that its music might resound to the Glory of God and to the uplifting of God’s people in worship. It was also the desire of the donor, and the earnest hope of the designer-organist, that its beautiful and glorious tones might give inspiration and pleasure to many beyond the membership of our congregation. The organ has 14,581 pipes and 245 stops. Enjoy this brief video. Then come hear the magnificent sounds in person. St. Matthew is truly blessed.
Packing Event Meals Headed to Zambia
We have received word from Stop Hunger Now that the 43,416 meals from our recent Community Meal Packing Event have been shipped in a container totaling 285,120 meals from the Philadelphia, PA warehouse. The meals will be received by SHN's in-country partner Reach Now International in Zambia to be distributed by Family Legacy.
Family Legacy operates 17 schools in the slum compounds around Lusaka, Zambia, providing education to thousands of orphans and vulnerable children every day. The 5,500 children that attend their schools are fed one meal (lunch) every day, so Stop Hunger Now meals are critical to their development and education. In addition, Family Legacy operates 26 orphan homes at the Tree of Life Children's Village, where they have more than 300 orphans receiving full-time care.
Again, our sincere thanks to everyone who made this event so incredibly successful.