Christ for Africa

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African Mission Auction

Our 9th Annual Christ for Africa: A Mission Auction will be held at Trinity on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Trinity’s gym.  Last year over $44,000 was raised and distributed for mission work here and abroad through the silent and voice auctions, raffles, and monetary donations. 

 How can you help?  Through monetary or auction item donations, soliciting businesses you buy from everyday, and buying a ticket to attend or volunteer your time the night of our event.  Contact Cindy Mollwitz at the church office at 262-242-2045 for details on how you can help. Click Here For Donation Form or Donor Solicitation Letter


Items Up for Silent AUCTION

Children's Items

  • Let's Play! Children's basket filled with toys, game, paints - FUN!
  • John Deere 7220 Tractor
  • Thomas the Train Set
  • IKEA Basket for Kids
  • Kid Movie Basket (DVD's: Surfs Up, Over the Hedge, Shark Tale, & Antz) + Treats!

Clothing/Accessories

  • Swarovski double-sided heart necklace
  • "Friends-Faith-Family" Sterling Silver Necklace
  • Harley Davidson Jacket, Gloves, & Hat
  • Lined Sweatshirt Jacket in Blue (Unisex Size Medium)
  • Muk Luks Chris Boots with Oatmeal Sweater & Brass Buttons (Women's Size 8) - Reliable of Milwaukee
  • Muk Luks Nikita Boot-Black Boot with Gray Sweater & Black Belt (Women's Size 10) - Reliable of Milwaukee
  • Muk Luks Women's Slippers (Women's Size Medium 7-8) - Reliable of Milwaukee
  • Camo Cold Weather Package (Gloves, Neck Up Warmer, Knit Beanie, Fleece Muff, & Full Face Mask) - Reliable of Milwaukee
  • Muk Luk Cold Weather Accessories (Scarf, Arm Warmers, Trapper Hat, & Pom Hat) - Reliable of Milwaukee
  • Daly Sport Jacket for Women
  • Coach : Reversible Tote & Coin Purse
  • (2) Men's Religious Neckties

Electronics

  • Remington iCoffee 12 Cup Coffee Maker
  • ifidelity Blaster NFC Bluetooth Stereo Speaker
  • Amazing Audio Bundle! ifidelity Noise Reduction Warp Bluetooth Headphones & TruWireless Bluetooth Earbuds
  • Remote Control Drone with Camera

Home & Food Items

  • Basket handwoven by Nancy Unger with assorted Berres Brothers coffee.
  • 7 Piece Refinery & Co. Mixology Set + 4 Moscow Mule Mugs
  • Frenz Garden Center - $50 Gift Certificate
  • Ultima Sharpa Blue Throw (60" x 70")
  • Monte & Jardin Queen Jacquard Tan Velvet Blanket
  • Quilted Table Runner with Matching Basket & Trivet
  • Penzeys "Kind Heart Spices" Gift Set
  • Penzeys "Bakers 9-Jar" Gift Set
  • Pampered Chef Large Pizza Stone & Pizza Cutter
  • Pampered Chef Brownie Pan, Spatula, & Brownie Mix
  • 1 Quart of Local Maple Syrup
  • Margarita Cocktail Maker's Kit + 4 Margarita Glasses
  • Tea Basket with Teapot, 8 Teacups, & 3 Boxes of Tea
  • Dolphin Design Clock - Electric and Battery Operated
  • Child's Oral B Pro-Health Jr. Rechargeable Toothbrush & Assortment of Toothpaste, Toothbrushes & Floss
  • "Trust in the Lord" Basket (Bowl of Blessings, Coffee Mug, Christian Cards, Wood Plaque and more!)
  • "Praise the Lord" Basket (Bowl of Blessings, Coffee Mug, Christian Cards, Wood Plaque and more!)
  • Ice Cream Cake - for any occasion! Serves 16-20 people.
  • A Pie a Month!  Various types - YUM!
  • IKEA Basket - Household Items
  • Pamper Yourself!  Twin Set of Ultra Soft Cotton Terry Robes, Bottle of Wine, Riedel Wine Glasses & Decanter, Bath & Body Works Basket + Gift Box of 24 Assorted Fairytale Brownies
  • Pier One Tasting Bowl Set
  • 2 Sets of Assorted Handmade Note Cards
  • 3 Dozen Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 2 Wooden Tea Light Candle Holders
  • Let's Go On a Picnic! Barrel Picnic Basket, Arctic Zone Party & Picnic Casserole Cooler, White Wine & Laguiole Cheese & Serving Set
  • Dig In! Premium set of 6 steak knives & $25 House of Homemade Sausage - Germantown Gift Card
  • Tailgate Package : (2) Prudhoe Bay Camp Chairs, Coleman 42-Can Soft-Sided Wheeled Cooler + Table Top Charcoal Grill
  • Hanging Herb/Plant Holder
  • Kitchen Basket (8" Pyrex Pan, Penzies Spice Box, (2) Hand Embroidered Dish Towels, (2) Dish Cloths, (2) Pot Holders, 2 Scrubbies)
  • 45lbs of Angus Beef Hamburger Meat
  • 35+lbs of Angus Beef - Steaks, Roasts, Hamburger
  • Whirley Pop & Popcorn Bowls - Boehlke Hardware
  • Dine Around Town  - Courtesy of the Cheel-Thiensville, Poco Loco Cantina-Brown Deer,  Appe 'THAI'-Brown Deer

Art

  • "Autumn Memories" print by George Kovach custom framed to a size of 16"w x 13"h by Northwoods Craftsman, Hubertus.
  • Laser Cut Nativity Silhouette (11"w x 8.25"h) by Silhouette Studio, Crystal Lake, IL
  • "Star Spangled Night II" (28"w x 20.25"h) print by George Kovach. Print is #199 of 950 and comes with a Certficate of Authenticity and
  • $40 framing certificate from Northwoods Craftsman, Hubertus.
  • "The Christmas Star" print by George Kovach custom framed to a size of 13"w x 15"h by Northwoods Craftsman, Hubertus.

Luggage

  • Leisure Suitcase by Springbrooke in Blue
  • Thule 32L Crossover 17" Computer Backpack

Services

  • Does your pet need a vacation?  One week of dogsitting!
  • 10 Hours of Babysitting x 2
  • Truck Door Lettering - Letters & Signs, LLC

Sports & Leisure

  • A 12 bird pheasant hunt with lunch & beverage for 1 person donated by Wild Wings Sportsman's Club
  • Can-Am Spyder, three-wheel motorcycle ride with former Trinity Pastor Jeff Schubert. (Maximum weight of passenger (back seat) needs to be less than 180 pounds.  A helmet will be provided, the passenger must wear tennis shoes.)  Here's a picture of what your ride will be like.
  • Craft Creativity Basket - Make Scarves, Sweatshirts, Felt Creations & More!
  • The Fisherman's Solution Cutco Knife
  • Cut Hook Cutco Hunting Knife
  • Polka Dot Party at Glaze in Thiensville - A Pottery Painting & Ice Cream Party For Four People
  • Golf Package: (1) Ogio XL Stand Bag, (1) Dozen Titleist ProV1 Golf Balls, (1) Slazenger Champions Vented Auto Golf Umbrella - Star Promotions
  • Brewers Tickets Behind Home Plate: 2 Brewer Tickets - Field Infield Box (Sect. 118, Row 20, Seats 5 & 6) for May 8th vs. the Cleveland Indians at 6:40 p.m. Package includes tickets, parking pass, & Brewer Promotional Items

Miscellaneous

  • Mystery Money Jar courtesy of Cornerstone Community Bank
  • Christian Study Package 
  • Crown Royal Whiskey (1.75L) + 6-Piece Set of Riedel Manhattan Single Old-Fashioned Crystal Glasses
  • 3 Ducks Unlimited Jim Beam Decanters
  • 10 Year Old Glenfiddich Unblended Scotch Whiskey 4/5QT + 4-Piece Set of 4.5oz Cameron Tasting Glasses
  • Old Rarity Blended Scotch Whiskey 4/5 QT
  • Hillbilly Humidor - 34 Quality Alec Bradley Robusto Cigars in Bormioli Rocco Fido Round Jar,  Moretti Spark Torch Lighter + $20 Thompson Cigar Gift Certificate - Star Promotions
  • Bourbon & Cigar Package: (1) 750ML Michter's Small Batch US*1 Bourbon, 6-Piece Set of 5.4oz Cameron Tasting Glasses, 5-Pack of Alec Bradley American Sun Grown Robusto Cigars & Moretti Spark Torch Lighter
  • Cross Stitch Books, Aida Cloth, Floss & Floss Finder Case
  • Bottom's Up! (2) Paulaner München Limited Edition Mug & Bier Sets, $20 Old Town Beer Hall - Germantown Gift Card + 4 Cigars
  • Roadsafe First Aid/Emergency Kit & Blanket
  • Lime Green Grizzly 20 Court Cooler - Grizzly Coolers
  • (5) Native White Cedar (American Arborvitae) Potted Trees (3'-4' Tall)

Tools

  • Hitachi Cordless Drill
  • Ratcheting Screwdriver Set
  • Gerber Knife
  • 100 Piece Titanium Drill Bit Set
  • Ratcheting Gear Wrench Set

Vintage

  • 1930's Original Effanbee Charlie McCarthy Doll with 4 suits - all mint condition. Independent appraisal value $450-$500.
  • Cooperstown Collection Baseball Shirt - Milwaukee Braves 1957-58
  • Cooperstown Collection Baseball Shirt - Philadelphia Athletics 1920-21

JOINING IN HIS MISSION – TOGETHER!

MISSION SUPPORT OF AFRICA

Trinity's African Mission Auction raises the needed funds to support the work of several ongoing mission efforts in several African countries, as well as Milwaukee-based ministries that serve the needs of African immigrants.  These include:

  • Lutheran seminary in Togo;
  • The mission work of Solomon Salam Ayagri in Ghana;
  • The distributions of Lutheran catechisms to the people of the Congo through the efforts of Pastor Kasongo Gui Kabeo;
  • Support for Pastor Gui and the French-African Lutheran congregation (the International Lutheran Church of Zion) which is located in Milwaukee;
  • The purchase of Malaria-preventing mosquito nets;
  • The mission work of Pastor Chris Ikanih and his son, Pastor Afam Ikanih.
  • Capstone Ministries and Pastor Dan & Patty Schmelzer as they work with the at-risk youth of Kenya.
  • Special needs like the new roof for St. Joseph Lutheran Church Kumasi, replacing the roof destroyed in a rain storm in 2015. 
Through Trinity's Christ for Africa mission auction, Trinity supports a number of African countries and ministries. These include:
  • Sending individuals on Mission Trips to Congo, Uganda, Ghana and Togo
  • Missionaries and their families whom we have supported:
    • South Africa  - Rev. Glenn Fluegge
    • Ghana - Rev. Salaam Solomon Ayagri
    • Ghana - Rev. Nathan and Sarah Esala, Lutheran Bible Translators 
    • Malawi  - Rev. Robert Wendtland, missionary and church planter
  • Supporting African ministries:
    • Lutheran Malaria Initiative in Ghana
    • Feed My Starving Children food packs to Ghana
    • Lutheran Center for Theological Studies (CLET), a seminary which trains French-speaking Africans from all over Africa

 

A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR SOUK

One of the African missions supported through the Christ for Africa Mission Auction is the seminary in Togo. In this video, Pastor Souk, the director of the seminary, is thanking Trinity Freistadt and all those who take part in the Mission Auction for our great support of the seminary. He thanks us for making it possible for four students to continue their studies. Three of those students are from the Ivory Coast, and one is from Burkina Faso. Soho Hubert is doing his vicarage in Bakoubli, Ivory Coast. Glon Anatole is doing his vicarage in Toulepleu, Ivory Coast. Tade Edmond has left the seminary for personal reasons. Grogoh Amadou is doing his vicarage in Burkina Faso. Pastor Souk thanks us again for the generous gifts that made it possible for these men to pursue their pastoral formation. He thanks us for supporting confessional Lutheranism in Africa by contributing to the work of the seminary. Pastor Souk also talks about the need for dormitories. Right now the seminary students stay in various parts of town and have had trouble with Muslim neighbors. The seminary hopes to build houses on campus for the students. It costs about $8,000 to build one house. Having the students together will make it easier for members of the seminary community to spend time with each other and to help each other grow in the faith. Pastor Souk thanks us for our support of the dormitory program and asks us to continue. The dormitory program also includes building a home for the dean of students and bringing water and electricity to the area. Pastor Souk has given us blueprints of the dormitory project. He wishes us a blessed Easter Season.


 

Greetings and Thanks from Pastor Salaam Ayagri

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