Thank You for $71,868 in Gifts Received; $61,293 in Grants Awarded

Mission Endowment Fund

In 2010 Christ Lutheran Foundation, Brenham, TX and 22 members of the synod contributed $71,868.  Thank you, thank you for your support.  These gifts bring the permanent fund to $1,985,000 of which the Park Place Lutheran Church fund is $1,036,000.

Grants in 2010 were awarded among the Mission Endowment Fund’s four objectives as shown below:

Amount

– Develop leadership through seminary scholarships for synod members, $30,000

– Support new congregation development, $  2,000

– Support campus ministry by funding college chaplaincy programs, $29,293

– Respond to new ministry opportunities —-

Total                                                                                                                                                                $61,293

One of the synod’s newest ministries is the Campus Ministry program for the Brazos Valley, which includes Texas A&M, Blinn College in Bryan, and Blinn College in Brenham.   The director is Pastor Mindy Roll who started in early September.  She has this new ministry off and running.

Pictured here are Pastor Mindy (center) at her ordination and with Aggie Lutherans at Christmastime.

If you would like to learn more about or contribute to the Mission Endowment Fund, please contact Melissa in the synod office.

The Mission Endowment Fund is pleased to be a sponsor and to have contributed $17,293 to help this ministry get started.

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