2015–2017 Mission Grant: Providing Hope for Detroit — Acts 2 Enterprise, $100,000 fully paid
In 2016, Acts 2 Enterprise (A2E) positively impacted several communities in Detroit, and literally hundreds of individuals, through its Summer Sports Camps/Vacation Bible School (VBS) programs. Technology training, community beautification, leadership development, Great Start preschools and employment programs, are also integral parts of this grant’s outreach ministry.
The foundational purpose of A2E is to share the Gospel through all of its programs and ministries. All A2E activities begin and end with prayer and include an invitation to worship, Bible study or VBS. Participants are encouraged in their personal Christian growth and offered counseling, if desired, as they seek to learn about, and come to realize, Jesus Christ as their Savior.
The summer Sports Camps/VBS programs are great examples of A2E ministering to children. Two camps are held in Detroit each summer, and one in nearby Pontiac, Michigan. Urban children witness Christ’s love through their experiences, and are given the opportunity to share Christ with their families.
LWML Vice President for Special Focus Ministries, Kaye Wolff, visited Detroit in March and presented the first $25,000 payment of this $100,000 LWML Mission Grant pledge. As of August, A2E has received $50,000. Ray Zavada, M.A., V.P. of Development for the Michigan District LCMS sent his thanks, writing, “… In addition to your financial support we ask for your prayers, that what we do now will help reach children and families in Detroit by humbly sharing compassion, justice, mercy, and by evangelizing and discipling the city with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Thank you again and may God continue to be with you and bless you.”
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For more information about this mission grant, view the individual mission grant page here.