The Florida Bahamas Synod has a strong relationship with the Lutheran Church of Guyana. Teams from the synod travel to Guyana three to four times a year building on the relationship that was established many years ago through youth work in Guyana. Work in Guyana includes supporting the medical work of ELCA missionary Rev. John Young, building congregational relationships, encouraging pastors and lay leaders of the Lutheran Church of Guyana, and accompanying the Guyanese in the work of the church.
For more information about our relationship with Guyana or to be a part of this ministry please contact Chris Klafs @ St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Tarpon Springs. 727-937-3503.
Annie Causey is a high school student from St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Tarpon Springs, Florida. She recently was a part of a group of people from the Florida Bahamas Synod and South Carolina who spent ten days in Guyana working with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Guyana. Here is a reflection from Annie about her trip:
No matter how many pictures you show or stories you tell about a companionship trip, people will never feel the same feelings or understand what you experienced until they do a trip themselves.
At 16, when I heard about a 10 day, companionship trip to Guyana, I wanted to go. My parents and brother didn’t go, just me. Unfortunately, it took another year until the people were in place to go; God’s choice! The ten of us came from Tarpon Springs, Palm Harbor, Vero Beach and South Carolina. All we needed were our shots, air fare and one bag weighing less than 40lb.