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The Desire to Live as ONE

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Since I was a young child, I have been attracted to diversity and have considered it a positive thing. My first several years of life were spent in a small college town. The university had a large international student population. I was exposed to a variety of languages, foods, and customs. I...

High School Mission Trip 2018

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We went on a 14-hour drive all the way down to Galveston, Texas to help rebuild the area from the damage that Hurricane Harvey did back in 2017. Every day we would either go on the construction sites or work in the Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. At The ReStore, our group helped rearrange...

ONE—Unity in a Divided World

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In September of 2018, Southwood Lutheran Church launched a Small Group Study and Sermon Series based on Deidra Riggs’ book, ONE—Unity in a Divided World. In partnership with Deidra, who lived in Lincoln, NE for several years and was familiar with the church, video teaching segments...

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Ministry Changes Lives

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I have a passion for the MOPS Ministry because it changed my life. I was a new stay-at-home mom with two kids under 3 and was overwhelmed and lonely. I was invited to MOPS by a mom in an online group. But once I heard it was in a church, I was hesitant. I didn’t attend church nor was I...

Meeting Our Tanzania Scholarship Students

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I was blessed with the opportunity a few weeks ago to travel to Tanzania with my dad and nine other members from Southwood. There were many things to take away from this trip but one of the most prominent was meeting our scholarship students. Our family has supported several scholarship students...

You are a Blessing

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Most weekdays, the Southwood parking lot is fairly empty. There are the occasional driving lessons, or drone flyers, but not much action. One particular winter day a van parked in the lot caught the attention of someone visiting the prayer room. Noticing the van was occupied, he knocked on the...