Our local chapter of the OWLS is hosting the Area OWLS meeting at St Paul Lutheran Church in Lake Mills on October 15th at 1:30 PM. Lee and Linda Petersen will tell us about the "Branch Schools in Haiti." In 2010, Haiti was devastated by a severe earthquake followed by a cholera epidemic. An estimated quarter of a million people lost their lives and many children were orphaned. The situation is bleak - but far from hopeless. Today more than 650 children receive hope through a Christ-centered education in the para-synodical Branch Lutheran Schools of Haiti. Lee Petersen is chairman of the board and Linda co-ordinates special projects for the Branch. They live in St Paul, MN. After their topic there will be refreshments, courtesy of the St Paul ladies. If you would like to help set up and provide refreshments, talk to Pastor Nass.