Mission Endowment Fund Announces Spring Grants Totaling $42,561

Seminary Scholarships:  Once again your support of the Mission Endowment Fund has provided scholarships for students preparing for professional leadership roles in the church. A total of $15,000 was awarded to the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod’s Candidacy Committee for distribution to candidates from our synod.   The Candidacy Committee makes actual allocations based on requests received coupled with other financial information.

The goal of the Mission Endowment Fund is to eventually cover the full gap between other sources of financing and actual seminary costs for tuition, books, and housing for each of our Synod’s candidates who apply for assistance.  This $15,000 grant was made possible by the generous gift from Park Place Lutheran Church.

New Congregations:  $5,061 was awarded to assist development of new missions in our

Pastor Pedro Suarez Director of Evangelical Mission
Pastor Pedro Suarez
Director of Evangelical Mission

synod.   This grant will be distributed by the synod’s Director for Evangelical Mission, Pastor Pedro Suarez.

Campus Ministry:  $17,500 in grants was awarded to the Synod’s Campus Ministry Team which in turn supports campus ministry in the Brazos Valley (Blinn and Texas A&M), the Houston area ( University of Houston, Rice University, and the Texas  Medical Center), and Baton Rouge (Louisiana State University). 

Houston Lutheran Campus Ministry students with Pr. Brad Fuerst, Campus Ministry Director.
Houston Lutheran Campus Ministry students with Pr. Brad Fuerst, Campus Ministry Director.

New Projects:  $5,000 was granted to St. James – Houston to help them with their new Family Life Center.

If you would like to make a gift to support these ministries, please contact Melissa at the synod office, 281.873.5665.

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