Luther Home of Mercy, a nonprofit ministry in Williston, is excited to celebrate 2018 as its 90th year of service to persons with developmental disabilities. The ministry began in 1928 when Pastor Max Schleicher, after visiting overcrowded institutions, identified a need for persons requiring extra care to have a compassionate home-like atmosphere that allowed them to explore their gifts and talents. Through the donation of some cornfields in this Ottawa County town, Schleicher developed a ministry that, nine decades later and with a staff of nearly 500 employees, provides on-site housing to nearly 100 adults along with extensive community housing, supported living and day programming throughout Ottawa, Lucas, Wood and Sandusky counties.
The chosen theme for this milestone anniversary is “We Love to Tell the Story!” with various events happening throughout the year.
An auction and dinner took place in the spring where friends and community members gathered to share stories and reconnect.
Most recently, residents joined their families and supporters of the ministry for Fall Fest, an annual tradition that dates back to the organization’s early beginnings.
A Service of Remembrance is slated for November where all are invited to gather, remember and celebrate the lives of deceased individuals who have been served by the LHM ministry.
Luther Home of Mercy loves to tell the story of its rich history and the array of local services they offer to persons with developmental disabilities.
For information, visit lutherhome.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 419-972-4436.