If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. (1 John 3:17-18 NIV)
Each biennium (two years), our District meets in convention. One of the main areas of business during the convention is to adopt a mission goal and the mission grants which will be funded through this goal. Mission grants are funded with our mite boxes. If you do not already have a mite box, ask your society president how to obtain one.
At the 2020 Convention, delegates prayerfully adopted a mission goal of $60,000.00. Delegates also prayerfully selected eight grants to receive funding, which are listed below. They will be paid in the order they are listed, and as funding is received from mites. Complete funding of a single grant must be received in order for that grant to be paid.
# 1 – Safe Haven Abuse Shelter of Columbus, MS
$2,500.00 – FULLY FUNDED AND PAID … THANKS BE TO GOD!
Providing shelter and services for the victims, and their children, of domestic violence and sexual assault since 1983, serving 10 counties in Mississippi.
** Mission Grant #1 Poster
** Grant #1 Check Presentation Poster
# 2 – Desiard Street Shelter of Monroe, LA
$5,000.00 – CURRENTLY WORKING TOWARD FUNDING
For over 20 years, the shelter has offered hot meals and other services along with the hope of the Gospel to displaced individuals and needy families, serving 70,000 meals per year.
** Mission Grant #2 Poster
# 3 – Lutheran Student Fellowship Outreach at LSU in Baton Rouge, LA
After attending the 2019 National LCMS Campus Ministry Conference ‘Witness’, participants from the Chapel of the Cross Church are ready to bring their message to the students of LSU in Baton Rouge.
# 4 – Reaching the Homeless and Low-Income Families with God’s Love
District D of New Orleans has many low-income families and homeless people. Our goal is to provide one hot meal per day to the homeless and to assist the low-income families in paying their utility bills.
# 5 – Concordia Seminary Food & Clothing Co-op
The seminary students at Concordia Fort Wayne face financial burdens in providing for their families. The Food & Clothing Co-op supplies 80-90% of the household needs for these families.
# 6 – Drinking Fountains for Trinity Lutheran School in Baton Rouge, LA
Recent years have brought many challenges and changes to the school. After relocating, the school continues its mission in three modular buildings. Three drinking fountains will provide cold water for the students as they continue to quench their thirst for Christ-filled education.
# 7 – Steeple Replacement & Repair for Epiphany Lutheran of New Orleans
Built in 1915, the church has survived both hurricanes Betsy and Katrina. At this time the structural stability of the church building requires the replacement of the steeple. This grant will help in the purchase of materials and labor cost.
# 8 – Feeding Lunch to Lutheran School Students in Haiti
Nourishing these children with a hot lunch enhances their ability to learn. At a cost of 25 cents per meal, the HOPE project provides a powerful witness of Christ’s love along with the food that for many is their only meal of the day
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The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?
(Psalm 27:1 NIV)