Mr. Mark Franke, member of Ascension Lutheran Church, explains why he serves on the NINE Board:
“We live in very troubled times. Violence and strife are everywhere, effecting our lives in very dangerous ways. This sick world can only be cured by the Prince of Peace through the proclamation of His Gospel and the demonstration of His unconditional love for all His creation.
“We Lutherans have always given great importance to mission fields, and one of those fields is right here in our city among our neighbors. Through NINE we can strengthen our churches in their mission of proclaiming Christ’s love, bringing comfort to His troubled people and healing to our neighborhoods.”