Monday, June 5, 2017

Troesters to Visit Supporting Congregations in the U.S. in Summer 2017

This summer we plan to visit congregations and other community gatherings to give a presentation on our work for the ELCA in East Africa. We will concentrate our visits on our supporting congregations in Illinois, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Our itinerary is below; however, there are still a few events pending. We are greatly looking forward to meeting new people and greeting old friends.

Thank you for your prayers and support.

Joe and Deborah Troester
East Africa Regional Representatives for the ELCA
P.O. Box 1770, Arusha, Tanzania 

Troester Itinerary

·         July 9: Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jonesboro, Illinois
·         July 16: Christ Community Church in Columbia, Illinois
·         July 20: Supper Club at First Presbyterian Church in Carbondale, Illinois
·         July 24 to 28: Summer Missionary Conference near Chicago, Illinois
·         July 29 and 30: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
·         July 30: Trindle Spring Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
·         August 1: St Peter's Lutheran Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
·         August 2: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Pearl River, New York
·         August 5 and 6: St John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oak Harbor, Ohio
·         August 20: Epiphany Lutheran Church in Carbondale, Illinois
·         August 27: First Presbyterian Church in Carbondale, Illinois
Other events pending

Photo Caption: Map showing the states we will be visiting this summer: Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York

Joe and Deborah are missionaries living in Arusha, Tanzania, where they are the East Africa Regional Representatives for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and work in Tanzania, Kenya, South Sudan, and Uganda. Their daughter, Christa, will be a sophomore at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts this fall. 


  1. Thanks for posting the itinerary. Wondering if before the ELCA missionary there would be opportunity to connect. We could come to where you are after Carbondale. Looks like that's the time you will be closest to us. Hope you are able to ignite continued support for your important work. Aleta

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