Mission Outreach at St. Paul Community Lutheran Church — Pontiac, Michigan
Grant Amount: $65,559
This grant will be used to provide hope to the people in the city of Pontiac, Michigan, and in the immediate community of St. Paul Community Lutheran Church, where twenty percent live below the poverty level with only this Lutheran presence to minister to them.
*$2,208.41 added to grant #18 with reimbursed grant funds returned from 2011–2013 biennium, by approval of the Board of Directors.
Christ-Centered Tutoring Through Rebecca's Garden of Hope (RGOH)
Grant Amount: $100,000
This grant will help to support RGOH’s faith-based, after-school tutoring and mentoring program and the training of congregations throughout the nation to implement similar programs, aimed at connecting at-risk children in urban communities with the love of Christ.
This grant will help to provide a part-time bookkeeper for Lutheran Public Radio, in order to allow the director of business operations to devote more time to development, so that the radio and internet show “Issues, Etc.” can continue to proclaim the Gospel and provided a better understanding of contemporary social issues in a Christian context.
Reallocated by LWML Board of Directors June 2015 to LCMS Disaster Response — Latin America
Grant amount: $100,000
At their June 2015 meeting, the LWML Board of Directors voted and approved redirecting an unused mission grant of $100,000 from the 2013-2015 LWML Biennium to fund a new disaster response center in the Dominican Republic, as well as a conference for disaster response training in Latin America.
The sum of $80,000 will be given to build the disaster response training center in the Dominican Republic. In addition, this center will provide emergency housing for the entire region of Latin America.
The remaining amount of $20,000 will fund a disaster response training conference for pastors in Latin America. This conference will focus on a theological approach to pastoral care after times of tragedy and disaster. Pastors completing the specialized training will then receive individual communion sets to be used during disasters.
Grant money from LWML will be used to offer seminarians from Argentina as well as leadership from partner churches in Latin America the opportunity to participate in training that will focus specifically on a theological approach to pastoral care after times of tragedy and disaster. When the specialized education is completed, those attending will receive individual communion sets to be used during disasters.