Mission Endowment Fund: Fall Grants top $48,000!

By Larry Petershagen

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Fall Grant Recipients were:

Seminary Scholarships   $20,000

New Missions                  10,133

Campus Ministry              18,000

Total                                $48,133

Seminary Scholarships:  $20,000 was awarded for scholarships which will be distributed by the synod’s Candidacy Committee for the spring 2014 semester in January.  Five scholarships totaling $15,000 were awarded in September for the fall 2013 semester.Money for scholarships is from the Park Place Fund, a generous gift given on closing by Park Place Lutheran Church – Houston.

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Worship at Santiago Apostal – Houston

New Missions:  $10,133 was awarded to assist development of new missions in our synod.   This grant will be distributed by the synod’s Director for Evangelical Mission, Pastor Pedro Suarez.  Two leading recipients of past New Mission grants are Santiago Apostal (St. James, Houston) and San Pablo (St. Paul, Freeport).

Campus Ministry:  $18,000 in grants was awarded to the Synod’s Campus Ministry Team.  These grants primarily support campus ministry in the Brazos Valley (Blinn and Texas A&M) and the Houston area (University of Houston, Rice University, and the Texas Medical Center).

Treehouse campus ministry students in a small group, The Way at Texas A&M.
Treehouse campus ministry students in a small group, The Way at Texas A&M.

Pictured here are Treehouse campus ministry students in a small group, The Way at Texas A&M.  This is part of the synod’s new leadership school (LEAD). For nine months, they will take up the question, “What does it mean to love God with all our mind, body, soul, and strength?”

If you would like to make a gift to the synod’s Mission Endowment Fund to support these ministries, please contact Andrea in the synod office, 281-873-5665.

If you would like to request a grant, please call Andrea in the synod office at 281-873-5665.  The deadline for spring 2014 grants is March 15, 2014. 

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