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Succeeding Through Service

How can New American Teens enroll in Christian Lutheran College-Prep High School when they can only afford public school?  Enter Kitebridge, a program which recruits international students who live in St. Louis during the school year to attend Lutheran High School North (LHSN) & South (LHSS).   They benefit from domestic students helping acculturate them and support their English language growth.

Learn how CFNA, with its partners, continues to strengthen the Kitebridge link, and how these kids are succeeding through it!

Student of the Month: Jestina Brewah

Having no school to return to in Sierra Leone after the Ebola outbreak there, Jestina Brewah is now a beneficiary of a CFNA scholarship so that she can attend Lutheran South.  Learn about this very important scholarship program and Jestina's story!

Associate of the Month

Richard Leigh loves to help teach home Bible studies and any other activity which helps connect New Americans to Jesus.  But his story didn't start this way:  "I was as yet unbaptized and having been encouraged by one of my cousins, I began to read the Bible. I was finally to come to faith when at the age of eleven my mother took me and my two sisters to the nearest church, St. Paul’s Lutheran in Monrovia California. There I heard the call to baptism, which I heeded." This is just some of Richard's story, read the rest!


Andy Lonigro was a regular at the Peace Center where he served on Tuesday evenings as a volunteer tutor for the After School Tutoring program. There and at Ascension he became acquainted with several of the New Americans from Nepal, and he always enjoyed their company. They enjoyed him as well.

Having battled cancer and other health issues for an extended period, on Sunday, March 8, Andy passed safely into the arms of Jesus. He will be missed.

Learn more about Andy's Story and His Service to CFNA

Schnucks Shopper?

Pick up a SCRIP card from Schnucks, then call in to register as a CFNA supporter.  1% (or more) of your month's purchases  will be sent to CFNA.  No cost to you!  Stop by the Pharmacy to see the free medications available with a prescription.

Congratulations and Best Wishes!

To Jacob and Erin Mohnke regarding the birth of their second child, Brynn Kathryn, on Thursday, March 19.  We praise the Lord that mother, Brynn, dad and brother Levi are doing well.
Jacob recently began volunteer service with the CFNA Home Furnishings delivery team. We wish all of them the very best.


Mark Your Calendar

Health and Wellness Screening
Saturday, April 11, registration begins at 9:45 a.m. at the Peace Center, 4019 S. Grand Blvd., 63118.
Download the Flyer (Available in 4 different languages on under EVENTS)

New Life Fellowship
Sundays at 10:00 a.m., April 12, 19 and 26 at the Peace Center.

Heart to Heart Sisters
Saturday, April 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Peace Center.  Join us for food, fun, and fellowship as we study God's word with women from around the world.  Uncover the meaning  and the challenge of the Widow’s mite, Mark 12:41-44.   This month’s Bible Study Facilitator is Lucy Schroeder, our new president.
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Adult English as a Second Language Classes
Each Saturday at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. Teacher, Jane Hewitt has a variety of interesting and useful learning activities for different skill levels.  Beginners through College level are welcome.   Questions:  Call Carol  (314) 517-8513.

Household Items Needed

Those things we have around the house, vacuums, brooms, mops, small furnishings, etc.  New Americans need them too! Contact Richard Leigh if you can help: or 314-315-7084.
Items for Prayer

  • The almost 50 LCMS congregations and faith based non-profit organizations in the St. Louis area that partner with CFNA for mission outreach among New Americans. 
  • The dynamic vitality of the CFNA Scholarship Assistance ministry whereby approximately 30 New American children have been enrolled in Lutheran Schools during he past seven academic years. 
  • His blessings on Heart to Heart Sisters as this ministry seeks to reach out to a growing number of New American women.
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