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Music Outreach, Classes, and Resources on the Border

Ysleta Lutheran Mission Human Care, El Paso, Texas

$98,400

The ministry of YLMHC impacts the lives of 400-500 students with educational programs, classroom space, and equipment. For the past 17 years YLMHC’s music ministry has proven successful in reaching out to the unchurched by witnessing to the mercy and grace of Christ.  The Adelante Ministries offers music classes and leadership training to youth and adults while it also provides service to the church and community. Through involvement in this music program, many students have come to faith in Christ. This grant will enable YLMHC to better equip their classroom and rehearsal space so they can serve and teach a larger range of students. It will also allow them to adapt existing space for music instruction, purchase recording equipment, create video tutorials for online instruction, fund a music intern position, and purchase musical instruments for students unable to afford their own. 

WHEREAS, music reaches the heart and touches the soul of all and is a vital part of our praise and worship as Lutherans; and
WHEREAS, there is an ongoing need to train musicians for service in the church and community; and
WHEREAS, Ysleta Lutheran Mission Human Care has a longstanding history of excellence in outreach and music education on the border; and
WHEREAS, Ysleta Lutheran Mission Human Care is uniquely situated to meet this need but requires improved facilities and additional equipment to expand and enhance this important work; therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the delegates gathered at the 2019 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Convention in Mobile, Alabama, vote the sum of $98,400 to help fund Music: Outreach, Classes and Resources on the Border.

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