The psalmist of old prayed to the Lord, “Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling!” (Psalm 43:3).
“College is tough. You need Jesus. We’ll help,” says The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
We believe it is vital for our college students to have C.A.R.E.:
Catechizing and Caring for our own
Apologetics (defense of the faith) in the academic square
Reaching out to those who are lost
Engaging a dying culture with Christ.
The Central Illinois District has important campus ministries to give such C.A.R.E. at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois State University, Eastern Illinois University, and Western Illinois University.
It has become more and more financially difficult to maintain these ministries. This will be still harder in the future, as the District will likely receive fewer dollars to apply to mission efforts.
Enter Lutheran Legacy Foundation of Paris, Illinois! Four endowment funds created by Lutheran Legacy, one for each current campus, will provide the District with earnings with which it can continue to support ministry to students, faculty, and staff members.
After making generous donations of matching money to get these endowments started, Lutheran Legacy has announced that it will make additional financial gifts to match YOUR monetary contributions. It is now providing a 20% match. If you contribute five dollars to one or more of these four endowments funds, your gift will in effect amount to six dollars! Lutheran Legacy plans to continue making this matching effort until 10 years have elapsed, or until $500,000 in contributions have been matched for each of the four endowment funds, whichever comes first!
Won’t you contribute to one or more of these endowment funds? Now is a great time for a gift to continue the Central Illinois District’s historic strong support of campus ministry. Under the Lord’s blessing, your gift will help to insure keeping Christ on campus for years to come.
For more information:
We Need Contact Information for College Students
If you have students at college, please send their contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can pass it along to the nearest LCMS U ministry. These ministries cannot serve the spiritual needs of students whom they do not know!
Dr. Ken Schurb, Missions Executive
LCMS Central Illinois District
1850 N. Grand Avenue West
Springfield, IL 62702-1626