Thanks to the generous support of individuals and congregations, we are excited to announce that the Synod’s Mission Endowment Fund is just $990 shy of reaching the $400,000 mark! In just one year, gifts given between December of 2013-December of 2014 have helped the fund to grow by 41%.
The Mission Fund, which was begun in 2010 by action of the Synod Assembly at the recommendation of the synod’s Outreach team, has already provided grants to congregations and organizations of the synod to help launch mission initiatives that engage their wider community. Grants have helped to launch a food pantry, support quilting ministries at the women’s penitentiary, provide holiday baskets to ranchers affected by October 2013 blizzard, and fund a new theological education project for training lay leaders in the southwest corner of the synod.
Would you like to help this fund surpass the $400,000 mark by the end of our fiscal year which ends Jan. 31st? Gifts can be directed to the WND Mission Fund, PO Box 370, Bismarck, ND 58502. Do you have a ministry in mind that might qualify for a grant? Check out our grant guidelines and applications.