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2016 August: Bringing Gospel to Lost Sheep

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  • To recruit, train and deploy indigenous leaders for mission work among the Lost Sheep of Israel in Israel where 90 percent of the over 6 million Jewish people do not confess Jesus as the Messiah.

This LWML Mission Grant will be used for mission work among the Lost Sheep of Israel IN Israel through Apple of His Eye Mission Society in Israel. Bold steps need to be taken to do the hard work of seed sowing so that God’s spirit can draw people to himself by convicting them of sin and planting faith to follow Him. This is important because Jewish people are dying without faith in Christ. The funds will be used to help identify and train Israeli Jewish believers to develop systems and strategies for outreach and planting house fellowships, just as in the days of the early church.

Resources for Mission Grant #14

2016 July: Rosa Young Academies

Rosa Young Academies — Rosa Young Projects Initiative

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Grant Amount: $14,063.94 (partial)*

*Unused funds from the 2013-2015 biennium were reallocated by the LWML Board of Directors April 2016 to fulfill the full $25,000 of the proposed grant.

  • To provide children with a safe environment for education and spiritual growth; an opportunity to worship together and grow in the Word of God; and witness to one another of God’s love, mercy, and grace.

Resources for Mission Grant #19

This grant will aid children with a safe environment for education and spiritual growth. They will have an opportunity to worship together; grow in the Word of God; witness to one another of God’s love, mercy, and grace; participate in positive life changing spiritual and character building programs; receive healthy nutritious meals and learn healthy eating habits; and be counseled in learning healthy life skills. The academies will provide a positive life change in rural, urban, and inner-city communities inspiring children to embrace church careers.

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2016 June: Helping Hands Initiative

Helping Hands Initiative — LCMS National Housing Support Corporation

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Grant Amount: $100,000

  • These funds would provide construction materials, tools, home repair allotment, Laborers for Christ fees and financial literacy training for ten home projects for low-income, disabled, and/or elderly residents near LCMS congregations. It provides a way for congregations to reach out to their local communities through housing repair services.

Resources for Mission Grant #15

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) National Housing Support Corporation (NHSC) is launching the “Helping Hand” home repair initiative in a U.S. city in the spring of 2016. This rehab initiative is focused on supporting critical home repair needs of low-income, disabled and/or elderly residents near LCMS congregations. It will give congregations a tool to care for their neighbors’ bodily needs while opening doors to provide Word and Sacrament ministry to unreached individuals and families in their community. 

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2016 May: LCMS Global Seminary Initiative

LCMS Global Seminary Initiative — International Student Scholarships

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Grant Amount: $100,000

  • To provide scholarships for pastors from emerging and partner church bodies to obtain advanced degrees at the two Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) seminaries. It also will fund sending LCMS professors and qualified pastors to teach at regional seminaries around the world. Scholarships for students attending in-country seminaries as well as funding for seminars and educational conferences will be provided.

Resources for Mission Grant #9

The Global Seminary Initiative is a program that provides Lutheran theological education by bringing the best students worldwide to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) seminaries to study at the graduate level so that they can return to their home countries and provide advanced theological leadership. Also provided is support for local regional seminaries — both infra-structure and scholarships for students to attend regional seminaries. Another offering of the program is continuing education — seminars, conferences and visits by qualified LCMS pastors and professors to teach in the local region. LWML grant money will provide scholarships for the international students.

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2016 April: Providing Hope for Detroit

Providing Hope for Detroit — Acts 2 Enterprise

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Grant Amount: $100,000

  • An intentional undertaking of the churches in Detroit to reconnect with the communities, evangelizing and spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ through a full range of programs.

Resources for Mission Grant #18

Acts 2 Enterprise (A2E), through local congregations, is intentionally undertaking the reconnecting of Detroit, Michigan with the communities, in which they reside, evangelizing the city with the Good News of Jesus Christ. They are doing this through a Christ-centered presence in the areas of: literacy, job partnerships, parenting classes, sports camps/VBS, leadership, and community beautification. A2E will strategically provide before and after school tutoring which would be facilitated by Lutheran leaders which will also include computer classes, learning strategies to enhance reading and comprehension, test taking skills, life skills, and biblical teachings along with sharing the Gospel.

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