Memories of Detroit

In 1960, I was appointed as a delegate from my national synod to be a delegate to the national convention in Detroit to effect a major merger of most of the Lutheran synods then existing in the U.S.

The convention itself (1962) drew tens of thousands there to Detroit and filled Cobo Hall. When we adjourned, we had a united church of several millions united in one great cause, effectively spreading our gospel and generating peace and harmony in the world. Irene and I were both young and it was a big thrill as well as a Blessing to be there.

Our best wishes and blessings to the youth and adults travelling to Detroit.

- Paul Lampi