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District Mission Grants

     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 Mite Box offerings. 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
 

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 Check Presentation Poster 

FULLY FUNDED AND PAID  

THANKS BE TO GOD!

 

# 3 – Lutheran Student Fellowship Outreach at LSU in Baton Rouge, LA     $2,000

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.

FULLY FUNDED AND PAID

 THANKS BE TO GOD! 

# 5 – Concordia Seminary Food & Clothing Co-op     $5,000
 

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.

Mission Grant #5 Poster

# 7 – Steeple Replacement & Repair for Epiphany Lutheran of New Orleans     $5,000
 

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.

Mission Grant Archives:

2018-2020 Mission Grants Funded         Click Here

# 2 – Desiard Street Shelter of Monroe, LA     $5,000
 

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

Grant Check Presentation

FULLY FUNDED AND PAID  

THANKS BE TO GOD!

# 4 – Reaching the Homeless and Low-Income Families with God’s Love     $5,000

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 low-income families in paying their utility bills.

CURRENTLY WORKING TOWARD FUNDING

# 6 – Drinking Fountains for Trinity Lutheran School in Baton Rouge, LA      $5,000

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.

# 8 – Feeding Lunch to Lutheran School Students in Haiti     $500
 

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

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).

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken
(Psalm 62:5-6).