Delegates and guests contributed $222,959.26 toward the “One Mission Ablaze! National Offering” at the convention’s opening worship service on Sunday, July 11.
That figure brings the total received for the offering to $660,656, as of this writing.
Funds raised will be divided equally among LCMS World Mission, LCMS World Relief/Human Care and the Board for Higher Education’s “For the Sake of the Church” initiative, and will be used to complement outreach in various ways, including providing human care assistance and training church workers through the Concordia University System.
More than $227,000 toward the offering was received prior to the convention in response to a mailing to Synod donors in May.
The offering will remain open through the next convention, in 2007. Terry Whittle, senior vice president of marketing communications for the LCMS Foundation, said that he expects funds to come in for the offering into next year.
To contribute directly to “One Mission Ablaze!,” send your offering, made payable to “One Mission Ablaze!,” to The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, P.O. Box 790231, St. Louis, MO 63179-9723.
For more information, or to make a contribution online, visit http://catalog.lcms.org on the Web.
Posted July 30, 2004