THANK YOU to all the congregations and individuals who have participated in the appeal and are continuing to work on the appeal. The total of the appeal gifts from all sources through October is: $3,121,096.74. Thank you for your generous support.
Every congregation in the South Dakota Synod is invited to participate in the appeal and Lent would be a good time for Congregations that have not conducted the appeal to set a date for the appeal. If I can assist with the commitment Sunday, contact me to set a date.
The appeal will officially come to a close at the Synod Assembly in June 2016 so congregations are encouraged to schedule their appeal before June.
Putting the Dollars to Work:
The exciting part of the appeal took place at the October Synod Council meeting where the first allocation of dollars raised in the appeal was approved. The allocations were for:
- Seminary debt reduction
- Endowment for ongoing seminary scholarships and debt reduction
- Staff Position for roster leader recruitment
- Life long learning
- Woyatan capital improvements
- Luther House of Study
Thank you again for your generous support of the "Listen God Is Calling Appeal" .
To God Be The Glory,
Pastor Bob Hansen, Appeal Director