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May 2017: After the Grants Have Been Paid

After the Grants Have Been Paid

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There is an old World War I song entitled “After the War is Over” composed by Harry Andrieu, with lyrics written by Joseph Woodruff, E.J. Pourmon and Andrew B. Sterling. The intent of the song has nothing to do with the paying of our 2015-2017 Mission Grants, but the song melody kept lilting through my head and instead of the title, the words “After the Grants Have Been Paid” is what I kept hearing. I kept singing these words and thinking, “Now what, after the grants have been paid? Now what are we supposed to do?”

The first and foremost action we should carry out is to give all praise and glory to God for the tremendous favor He bestowed on us allowing us to fulfill our pledge to the 19 grant recipients with full payments to them.

Resources

Bulletin Bytes
Devotion
Prayer Guide and Story
Prayer Guide — Large Print
Story — Large Print

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April 2017: Children of God

Children of God

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Most of us have been Christians all our lives, baptized as infants. It is difficult to imagine never having heard the message of the gospel. We sometimes take for granted the blessings of a church home and a childhood filled with Sunday school and VBS lessons, songs, games, and crafts.

Now imagine, if you can, that you have never heard of Jesus. Many children have not. They live in the poorest slums of India, refugee camps in Lebanon, and poverty stricken areas of the United States. Some are hungry every day, or homeless, or living in a home stricken with alcoholism or abuse. These children of God need our help.

Resources

Bulletin Bytes
Devotion
Prayer Guide and Story
Prayer Guide — Large Print
Story — Large Print

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March 2017 LCMS Young Adult Corps

LCMS Young Adult Corps (formerly LCMS Youth Corps) — Scholarships for Lutheran Mercy Young Adult Corps 

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Grant Amount: $25,000

  • To provide scholarships for young Lutheran adults that have been selected as volunteers to serve in areas in which their talents and services are needed (poverty/inner city areas, and areas of disadvantage and/or long-term recovery). LCMS Young Adult Corps members are especially trained to live and work and be identified with the people in the community, using their skills and understanding to serve these people in relation to their needs and to the skills and resources available, always being Christ’s witness in acts of mercy for the church and the world.

Resources for Mission Grant #17

Long-term service opportunities, suited for youth who after high school or college have not yet settled on a vocation, are offered by Lutheran Mercy Youth Corps. Host sites will provide opportunities to serve neighbor and community in a volunteer service. Living in a community with other youth, they will have daily devotions, connections to a nearby church for Word and Sacrament ministry, and theological training before the youth are sent out on a mercy project such as domestic work in the inner-city or other underserved areas. Each participant will provide a portion of the stipend dispersals with LWML grant money supplementing the funds as scholarships.

 

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February 2017 Healthy Families

Healthy Families — Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska

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Grant Amount: $60,000

  • To continue to move forward at the Centers with its mission to build and strengthen individual, family, and community life, beginning with pregnant mothers, infants, and children under age five.

Resources for Mission Grant #8

The Lutheran Family Services (LFS) centers will continue to move forward with its mission to build and strengthen individuals, family, and the community beginning with pregnant mothers, infants, and children under the age of five. LFS has 29 centers from Council Bluffs, Iowa, to North Platt, Nebraska. They use an incentive-based combination of programing including parenting classes, support groups, therapy, and case management, reducing the risk of child abuse and neglect. While teaching the parent(s) parenting skills, it will help the child to feel secure, nurtured, and able to succeed in learning and in life.

 

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January 2017 In Their Hands and Upon Their Hearts

“In Their Hands and Upon Their Hearts” — Lutheran Bible Translators, Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, and Namibia

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Grant Amount: $50,000

  • To fund the printing and distribution of scripture in mother tongue languages where Lutheran Bible Translator supported translation projects are ongoing or have recently been completed in Botswana, Ethiopia, and Angola/Namibia Africa.

Resources for Mission Grant #12

Understanding and acceptance of the gospel message is the door to Christian faith. The unique mission of Lutheran Bible Translators (LBT) is to make scripture accessible to those who do not yet have it in the language of their hearts. This LWML Mission Grant will provide God’s Word in print and media production in Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, and Namibia and help in accelerating the accessibility of Scripture. 

 

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