2017–2019 Mission Grant: Education Loan Repayment Assistance Grants — MinistryFocus; $25,000 partially paid
Have you ever been burdened with the challenge of paying your bills, especially financial loan repayments? Then you will certainly appreciate the impact you’re making through this grant!
Most of our called workers leave the seminary and our Concordia(s) with large loan debts. YOU ARE MAKING AN IMPACT for called workers of the LCMS in the United States and around the world! How? $12,500 of the $100,000 grant for Education Loan Repayment Assistance, Grant #16, has been paid to provide $2,500 per qualified called worker to help reduce their financial loan burden. This grant is helping Ministry Focus, a Recognized Service Organization (RSO), award loan repayment assistance grants to 23 rostered church workers of the LCMS for 2018. One recipient shared: “Your support eases our family’s burden as we seek to serve the Lord. Your care for the daily lives of those in the ministry is especially appreciated. Your faith and hope in the Lord strengthens my own faith, and I rejoice in the unity we have in Christ’s many gifts.”
Another recipient said: “It does my heart good to know that there are others who know the prayer and discernment which goes into the process of embarking on a career change into the ministry; especially when that change will probably not be a lucrative one. Your partnership in this area loosens the grip of the day to day pressures on our finances to allow us to begin looking past today to what might be possible tomorrow. That is a sight we haven’t had the luxury of viewing for the 12 years I’ve been in ministry.”
Your mites are making an impact! Please continue with your prayers and mites for our grant recipients as we continue with God’s help to share the love of Christ with each other and the world.
For more information about this mission grant, view the individual mission grant page here.