On Sunday, July 17, 2022, Pastor Daniel Mapur was installed by the Rev. Keith Haney, Assistant to the President of Iowa District West, as Grace Lutheran Church's Pastor to the Sudanese in the Le Mars region. He will contine to work full-time at Kemp's, but will also continue to serve part-time as Sudanese Pastor.
The service was conducted in both English and Dinka, with about 175 in attendance.
Pastor Daniel Mapur (Sudanese Pastor), Pastor Geitz, and Pastor George, helped with the 21 Baptisms of children ages 6 down. What a wonderful Sunday afternoon! The worship service was followed by a traditional Sudanese feast.
South Sudanese Lutherans traveled to Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Lake City, IA, Sunday, May 23rd, 2021, in order to thank Pilgrim for donating the hymnals and in order to bless the hymnals for use at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars, IA.
Five children and their mothers were blessed on May 2nd, 2021, in celebration of the gift of children to these young Sudanese parents. "Children are a heritage from the Lord" Psalm 127:3
They are not just the church of tomorrow, but the church of today!
A Memorial Service was held at Grace Lutheran Church for Peter. May we always cherish his memory.
This prayer service was held for the Mapur Family before they headed back to the U.S.