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2014 - 2016 Mission Grant Goal = $67,500


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1. Disability and Diakonia in the Dominican Republic
To support God's work in the Dominican Republic by helping them adapted and furnish two host homes in their mercy ministry to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities now living in a physically removed ward of the state psychiatric hospital.


2. Expanding Outreach to Native Americans on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington
To build relationships to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with Native North American Peoples of the Olympic Peninsula through a Word and Sacrament Ministry, works of mercy, spiritual care and teaching of the Christian faith. This will support the expanding outreach ministry of Tom and Cathy Benzler to the Native Americans living on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington beginning in January 2015.



3. A Bridge to Jesus-the SSS Soccer Clinic and Beyond
Ascension Lutheran Church in Portland began hosting a free community soccer clinic for the underprivileged kids in the Rockwood Community. Proceeds would help cover the cost associated with the event. It is an opportunity to witness to over one thousand + people, serving them on the soccer field, through daily luncheons that feed the servants, guests from the rehab center , low-income soccer families, firefighters and anyone in line seeking a meal.



4. Children's Christian Rescue Center in Oriang, Kenya
This is part of a yearlong celebration of Zion Lutheran church, Portland, Oregon 125th Anniversary and its mission outreach. Construction of Children's Home is currently underway. Funds will be continuously provided to Pastor David Chuchu - Director of Diakonia Compassionate Ministries, Kisumu, Kenya for the purpose of completion of the first model of a rescue center.



5. Mighty Fortress Mercy House in Lima, Peru
The Mighty Fortress Mercy House reaches out to children and teens forced to live and work on the streets of Lima, Peru with the love of Christ through acts of mercy in body and soul. Based on a holistic approach to mercy outreach, every activity offered at the Mercy House will be either a health, education or life ministry.



6. Project "GO" Gospel Outreach Share Jesus
To enable Oregon District LWML women to participate in mission trips associated with LCMS churches, international partner churches and LCMS Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs) to share Jesus' love in Word and action.


7. LPFM Radio Station
Faith Lutheran Church plans to start a new radio station in Rogue River, Oregon which will broadcast Christian talk radio from a Lutheran perspective during the day, and sacred music during the night. Project construction to begin as funds are available and proceeds will be used for equipment for studio and transmitter.




8. New and Transforming Campus Ministries in Oregon
Transforming Campus Ministries, a Recognized Service Organization of the LCMS, helps churches start campus ministries and transform existing ones. Its mission is to help others make Christ-followers - students, faculty, and staff whose lives are transformed by the Gospel-on college and university campuses. Pastor Greg Fairow is seeking the Lord's blessing to equip several Oregon District LWML churches, through training and coaching, to make Christ-followers on campus via this project.



Assisting Youth/College Students to "be a Friend"/Camp Counselor at Bethesda Lutheran Communities Summer Camps
To assist Bethesda Auxiliary in giving financial assistance to youth/college students to "be a friend"/camp counselor at the summer camps attended by the people with intellectual and developmental disabilities supported by Bethesda Lutheran Communities, so that both campers and servants can develop friendships as they enjoy God's beautiful creation, and the youth/college students can develop leadership skills and use their God-given gifts to serve their Lord now and in the future.


10. Braille Portals of Prayer
TTo assist with the material cost for the Braille "Portals of Prayer" devotional books. The funds would be used for the materials to produce 300+ copies in Braille to give to people who are blind the comfort of funding peace and forgiveness in Jesus our Savior.



11. Trinity/HOPE
To assist Lutheran churches in Haiti in spreading the Gospel to the hungry children who attend our schools by more adequately meeting their physical needs by providing a daily nutritious noon meal. Grant funds would be used to provide a meal for the children and their teachers in one specific school.



12. Graduate Studies for International Leaders at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
To support the expenses of international Lutheran graduate students. This project is currently in operation and is ongoing. The annual cost of a graduate student is $27,500-$32,500. With the help of supporters, graduate School can make it possible for the hopes and the prayers of these international students to be answered and can provide the funding that is needed for those who are ready to begin their studies.



13.  Isaiah's Promise in Memory of Isabelle Schultz

To provide families, who decide to carry to term after receiving a severe or fatal prenatal diagnosis, support, information, friendship and hope. This is an ongoing mission and funds would be used entirely for publishing new materials and providing support for families.


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