PASTOR WILLIG UPDATE

  • IMMEDIATE FUNDS NEEDED TO HELP PURCHASE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE VAN FOR PASTOR AFTER STROKE
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  • REV. MARK WILLIG OF FRIENDS IN CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH IN MORRIS, ILLINOIS

  • “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

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  • Lutheran Church Charities received an urgent request for financial assistance from Friends in Christ Lutheran Church in Morris, Illinois, to help raise funds for their pastor, Rev. Mark Willig, who had a stroke in December and is now paraplegic. He will be released from a rehab facility soon and needs a wheelchair accessible van with a ramp for transportation. The cost of a used accessible van is $61,000.

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  • If you have a wheelchair accessible van with a ramp that you would like to donate or sell, please contact Dianna Bonfield at Lutheran Church Charities at (866) 455-6466.

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  • Pastor Willig celebrated thirty-nine years in ministry this past December. He has faithfully served at Friends in Christ with his wife Paula since 2013. His congregation is asking LCC for our donor financial support to assist them in providing for their beloved pastor and his wife during these challenging times.

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  • Pastor Willig and Paula trust in God’s healing hand, comfort, and strength as they hold steadfast to the words of Pastor’s favorite hymn:

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  • Lord Thee I Love (verse 1)

  • Lord, thee I love with all my heart;

  • I pray thee, ne'er from me depart,

  • with tender mercy cheer me.

  • Earth has no pleasure I would share;

  • yea, heav'n itself were void and bare

  • if thou, Lord, wert not near me.

  • And should my heart for sorrow break,

  • my trust in thee can nothing shake.

  • Thou art the portion I have sought;

  • thy precious blood my soul has bought.

  • Lord Jesus Christ, my God and Lord, my God and Lord,

  • forsake me not! I trust thy word.

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  • If you are so moved, please donate generously to help the members of Friends in Christ Lutheran Church secure a wheelchair accessible van to provide for their Pastor’s needs as he continues his recovery and strengthens every day. Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated!

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  • https://luthcc.org/wheelchair-accessible-van