by David Fiedler The sole pastor of a medium-size LCMS congregation can still hear the voice on the other end of the line. It was an attorney calling. “Pastor,” said the attorney, “we’re settling the estate of a man who passed away in the spring. He was one of your members, and he left $450,000 […]
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For every person who volunteers as a way of stewarding the Gospel of our Lord using the most precious of His resources — your special talents and your time, regardless of age or life experiences — thank you.
Two years ago, giving to the Global Mission Fund was promoted as a new, efficient way to support our Synod’s national and international Witness, Mercy, Life Together work. We made a commitment to steward your gifts wisely, and we strive to maximize the “deployable” portion of every gift.
By supporting LCMS missionaries or by giving to the LCMS Global Mission Fund, donors play a key role in Gospel proclamation, disaster response and human care activities at home and abroad.
Several young, Boston-area professionals faithfully support their congregations and the work of the church through the Lutheran Malaria Initiative, serving as role models of Christian stewardship.
Claire Kuddes, a widow from Independence, Mo., gives $50 a month to the LCMS for mercy work and sees it as her way of carrying out the Great Commission as instructed by Christ in Scripture.