The Lord is risen! He is risen, indeed!
The Lord of the Church is in the blessing business. It’s what He does by nature—from Calvary to the empty tomb, and “even to the very end of the age” (Matt. 28:20). Jesus blesses in the midst of all sorts of challenges, financial and otherwise. In this special issue of The Lutheran Witness you can read about the “Blessings, Gifts and Challenges” facing the Missouri Synod today.
But I’m writing to tell you of another wonderful blessing and challenge that has been given The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. A challenge gift of matching funds has been placed before the LCMS in the following three amounts:
$425,000 for LCMS Mission Outreach.
The international arm of LCMS connects the God-given resources of the LCMS to mission opportunities in more than 85 countries. Please support our global missionaries and partners today during this matching gift opportunity. Give Now
$200,000 for Building Homes in Haiti.
Sustainable housing is one of the most critical needs that remain in Haiti. Additional support is needed to meet housing goals. Land has been surveyed, plots drawn and building plans have been developed. Give Now
$250,000 for International Student Seminary Education.
This is a wonderful opportunity to bring men from around the world to study at our great LCMS seminaries or to send our LCMS seminary professors to teach at regional seminaries in our partner churches bodies. Give Now
Witness, Mercy, Life Together—Where Needed Most:
In all that we do, Christ crucified and risen is the author and perfector of our faith—leading us, sustaining us, and granting us His continued blessing (matching funds are not available for Where Needed Most). Give Now
“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgments, and His paths beyond all tracing out!” (Rom. 11:33). Won’t you join me in making a gift in thanksgiving to our Lord for His manifold blessings, even in the midst of the challenges of this life?
Together beneath Christ’s blessings,
Pastor Matthew C. Harrison