Companionship History with Western Diocese
1994 An official delegation representing the East Central Synod of Wisconsin visited the Western Diocese.
2000 Bishop and Mrs. Ramokoka attended the Synod Assembly when Bishop Justman was first elected. During that visit they saw all three Crossways’ sites after which Bishop Ramokoka said to Wayne Harrison, "This is wonderful. We have to have Magdeline (the first SA counselor who came that summer) help us get this started for our young people." That was the grounding for Wayne’s decision to keep an ongoing relationship between Crossways and ELCSA-WD through the International Counselor program
2002 Bishop Jim & Vicki Justman visit the Western Diocese in June, 2002.
2003 First Crossways visit to Western Diocese Centre in March, 2003.
2004 Second Crossways visit to Western Diocese Centre in August, 2004.
2005 Bishop & Mrs. Ditlhale visit our Synod.
Women from the Moretele Circuit visit many congregations throughout our Synod.
2006 First visit to a matched parish as four people from Grace Lutheran, Tomahawk visit Lekubu Lutheran Parish
A second official delegation representing the East Central Synod of Wisconsin visit the Western Diocese (including representative from Crossways)
2007 Dean &Mrs. Seaketso, Benjamin Molokoe, and Alfred Mogorosi from the Madikwe Circuit visit Grace Lutheran and a conference meeting is held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wausau.
2008 Third Crossways visit to the Western Diocese. Nicole Welke, part of that delegation and a member of Grace, Tomahawk also visited Lekubu Parish.
2009 Justice Pule from Lobatla Lutheran Parish visits Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wausau.
2010 First Conference-to-Circuit visit to South Africa (12 visitors) and Pastor Mark Ziemer spent nine weeks on sabbatical hosted by Lekubu Parish (including two representatives of Crossways)
2012 First Circuit-to-Conference visit to the WI River Valley Conference - 65 visitors representing all but one Parish in the Madikwe Circuit. 25 from Madikwe attend the Global Village Camp at Crossways' Pine Lake Camp, and all 65 give four concerts in Waupaca, Antigo, Tomahawk, and Wausau.
2013 Grace Lutheran, Tomahawk's planned visit to Lekubu is opened up and becomes a Synod Trip.