John Niewald
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November 4, 2020
20 members, including 9 on Zoom, and guest Heather Hanson heard member John Niewald, pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fridley, describe Homes of Hope, a mission ministry with which he has been associated for several years, and its work in building homes for the poor in other countries. The ministry recruits volunteers and raises funds. Niewald and Ms. Hanson spoke and showed images of their experience with a volunteer group that built one such house this year in the Tijuana area of Mexico, and of the program’s benefits. For further information, see
A discussion followed of possible roles for the club in assisting Homes of Hope, including a cash donation, recruitment of volunteers, and initiation of a Rotary global grant.
President Kelli Bourgeois reminded that the club will meet only on the first and third Wednesdays of the months from December through March. There will be further reminders.
Speaker on November 11: Veterans’ Day will be honored; member Lois McCarron will present on A Veteran’s Experience.