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OGT Makes 3rd Shipment

It has been the third international shipment.  Following earlier distributions to Kyrgyzstan and to Panama, the Orphan Grain Train-Michigan Center in Sebewaing recently shipped over 1,700 boxes of humanitarian relief to Moldova along with medical equipment, quilts, and other goods.  Moldova is a country near the Black Sea where many people struggle to obtain even the basic goods needed for their daily lives.  More than anything, recipients need the truth of God’s Word in Jesus Christ.  The receiving charity in Moldova (Bible Mission International) will share the Gospel of Jesus along with distribution of the humanitarian goods coming from Orphan Grain Train.  A video of loading the 40’ Moldova shipping container can be viewed at www.ogt-mi.blogspot.com.  We thank God for so many donors and volunteers across the churches who have made this vital shipment possible and OGT-M to flourish.


Pastor Dave Reed

Email:  PastorDaveReed@gmail.com

   Cell:  989-600-2264

     Vacancy Pastor - Our Savior Lutheran Church, Marlette, MI  

     Branch Manager - Orphan Grain Train--Michigan

           Christian world-wide Humanitarian Network

     126 E. Main St., Sebewaing, MI 48759


New Arrival: OGT Barrel

We have a new addition in the church basement: a donation barrel for Orphan Grain Train, Michigan. Orphan Grain Train is a Christian volunteer network that ships donated food, clothing, medical, and other needed items to people in 69 different countries including the USA. Their newest branch is located nearby in Sebewaing. 

Our Michigan branch has already sent two shipments of aid to foreign countries are in need of items for future shipments.

Information about the items they accept can be found at www.OGT.org/donate.


Tuscola Co. Right to Life Teen Rally

$11 Sponsors Box of Aid (OGT)


More than 3,728 semi-truckloads or shipping containers of food, clothing, and medical supplies have been sent into 68 countries and to U.S. disaster areas since the inception of Orphan Grain Train in 1992.  All this occurs by volunteers and contributors – people thankful for their blessings who want to provide a blessing to others.  Volunteers sort and pack donated items in warehouses across the U.S. including the Michigan Orphan Grain Train Center in Sebewaing.  It is precious cargo.  In less than two years of operation, OGT-Michigan has shipped 2,800 boxes internationally with another shipment loading May 13 for Moldova. Volunteers at the far end of the journey place these gifts of love into the hands of needy people.  Through Christ there is great hope embodied in the efforts of Orphan Grain Train.  Pray for it. Join us.

FFA Benefit Breakfast Today from 8 to 1

Benefit Breakfast, Sportsmans VFW Hall, 265 W. Bay St., Sebewaing

Sunday, February 23, 2020  8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Eggs, sausage, pancakes, toast, fruit, coffee, juice, milk

Adults $9.00   Children 5-12 $4.00  under 5 free

Proceeds will be donated to the Unionville-Sebewaing Area FFA senior scholarship program

Circuit Mission Festival Nov. 11, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m










An Incredible Opportunity

Our LCMS Thumb congregations have an incredible opportunity unlikely to be matched in our lifetimes.

On Sunday, Nov. 11, Lutheran bishops, presidents and pastors from around the world will be coming to our Thumb Mission Rally, to be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Cass City from 3-6 p.m.

Speakers from Around the World

All members of Thumb LCMS congregations are encouraged to come hear our featured speaker, Rev. Slavik Horpynchuk. Rev. Horpynchuk is bishop (president) of the Ukrainian Lutheran Church and grew up under the Communist oppression of the Soviet Union. He will share what it was like for him, his parents and grandparents to secretly keep their Lutheran faith alive during this time of persecution.

In addition to Rev. Horpynchuk, there will also be Lutheran world leaders from places like Thailand, Latvia, Ghana, Ethiopia and Germany attending. You’ll have the opportunity to meet them and ask questions about their churches and what life is like in their countries.

Great Activities for the Kids

While Rev. Horpynchuk is speaking, there will be a Missions VBS going on for the children (ages 4 and up; free childcare provided for children under 3) where the kids will learn about life in Ukraine, do crafts, play games and learn a bit of the Ukrainian language.

... And Food!

When the programs are concluded, we’ll join together for a free dinner – smoked pork sandwiches, homemade applesauce, potatoes, corn, and more! Space will be limited, so reserve your place on the sign-up sheet in the narthex, or call Good Shepherd at 989-872-2770.

Need Directions?

This event will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Cass City. See the map below for directions:


Breakfast w/Santa @ Trinity, Munger 12/9