2017–2019 Mission Grant 21
Family Scholarships for Short Term Mission Trips
MOST Ministries has been meeting the physical needs of people around the world as a way to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through connections with LCMS missionaries and Lutheran church leaders, MOST is building churches and schools, providing health care, and teaching marketable skills, all the while sharing the love of Christ and the Gospel of our Lord. MOST feels it is important to recruit families into mission work not only because of the positive impact it has on the lives of those they serve, but on the families themselves. Serving as a family opens the eyes of their children to see how other people live and gives them a perspective of how fortunate they are in the United States. We are all aware of the increasing costs of travel. This grant will help to offset the expenses of approximately 50% of a typical trip. When the families return, they will share their experiences with their churches, communities, district, and the women of the LWML.
WHEREAS, Christ has charged us in His Holy Word to “make disciples of all nations…”; and
WHEREAS, It can be financially difficult for families to serve as members of a short term mission team since the typical trip costs anywhere from $2,000 – $4,000; and
WHEREAS, Nurturing a mission-minded spirit in families through serving as members of a short term mission team will strengthen their faith and provide encouragement to reaching all nations through mission work; and
WHEREAS, MOST Ministries, an RSO of the LCMS, is seeking $60,000 for scholarships to assist families in serving their Lord on short term mission trips; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the delegates gathered at the 2017 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, vote the sum of $60,000 to help fund Family Scholarships for Short Term Mission Trips.