Lutheran Braille Workers exists to show the love of God to people with visual disabilities and to bring them into a growing relationship with God. We do this by engaging some 5,000 volunteers in over 150 Work Centers throughout the United States who joyfully produce approximately 250,000 volumes a year of Braille and specialized Large Print Bibles and Christian literature.
Lutheran Braille Workers is the largest Christian ministry in the world that provides Braille and specialized Large Print Bibles free of charge for the visually impaired. Thanks to the army of volunteers and thousands who financially support this ministry, Lutheran Braille Workers is able to place the Word of God into the hands of the blind and visually impaired at no expense to them.
Grace Lutheran Church is one of the 150 Work Centers producing large print books of the bible. The workers meets weekly on Wednesday mornings. If you would like to help fund this mission, please send donations to Grace Lutheran Church office marked for Lutheran Braille Workers.
T O G E T H E R I N M I S S I O N
Partnership with Missionary Pastor David Erber
Rev. David and Joyce Erber serve with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in Africa, living in Ghana, West Africa. As the LCMS area director for West and Central Africa, David is responsible for ministering to other LCMS personnel serving in these parts of Africa. He leads a team of seminary instructors and church planters who serve Lutheran churches in Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Togo. He also coordinates outreach strategies and cultivates relationships with the leaders of partner churches. Joyce serves as the business manager for the Africa region. She is responsible for managing the LCMS personnel and ministry financial dynamics throughout Africa.
The Erbers have served in Africa since 1986. They first served among the Bokyi people in the rainforest of Northern Cross River State, Nigeria. They arrived there shortly after the Bokyi Bible had been dedicated. David’s role was to work with Bokyi believers to proclaim the Gospel and establish Lutheran congregations in communities throughout Bokyiland. David also taught at the Lutheran seminary in Nigeria and served as area facilitator for English-speaking West Africa caring for LCMS personnel serving there and supervising LCMS-sponsored programs in Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
Before serving in Africa, David graduated from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. Joyce graduated from Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind. In addition, during their time serving in Africa, David received his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Missiology degree from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, and Joyce received a master’s degree in teaching English to speakers of other languages from Regent University, Virginia Beach, Va. Together, the Erbers studied linguistics in Grand Forks, N.D., and Dallas. The Erber’s three grown children, Luke, Jonathan and Naomi, were born in Africa and presently go to school and work in the United States.