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The Mission of The AALC Foundation is to "encourage generosity that advances the ministries of The AALC . . .

The Foundation's Vision is to"provide sufficient support to implement church-wide initiatives, plant and grow thriving congregations . . .

Since the AALC Foundation's Endowment is not yet large enough to provide meaningful support from its earnings, the Foundation Board appealed to individual members of The AALC for help with two immediate ministry needs that are consistent with the Foundation's mission and vision. The response is in!

Abiding Grace Lutheran, Gillette, WY Abiding Grace Lutheran, Gillett, WY, a budding mission congregation of The AALC, has an opportunity to purchase a "Boys and Girls Club of America" facility to convert into a church home if they are able to accumulate a $60,000 down payment.

Members and friends of Abiding Grace raised $32,500 of the $60,000 needed before reaching a plateau. AALC members who heard of their plight through a Foundation appeal sent gifts totaling $4,917.00. This increased the amount raised to $37,500.

Additional gifts from The AALC's Commission on American Missions fund ($10,000), Ascension Lutheran Church of Ames, IA ($10,000), and, Pilot Knob Lutheran Church of Forest City, IA, ($1,000) bring the total that has been raised to $58,500.

Abiding Grace has faith that our Lord will enable them to reach their $60,000 goal by summer's end. This will enable the congregation to close a $260,000 loan to purchase the property for their church home in late September.

Our Lord has enabled us to do together, for His glory, something that neither of us would have been able to do alone. Thanks be to God for His boundless blessing!

Click here for Abiding Grace's story.


Thanks be to God, also, that Project Timothy-Kenya will be able to begin a new school year at Matongo Lutheran Theological College, in Kenya.

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With your gifts, The AALC Foundation was able to send The Saint Timothy Society a check for $4,818.

Dr. Aadland responded . . .

"What a tremendous answer to prayer this is!  On behalf of all those who are laying their lives before the Lord to train as His servants, pastors and deaconesses, thank you for supporting the work of Project Timothy - Kenya.

In just over two weeks, I shall be able to join students from Kenya as well as Uganda, South Sudan, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and now also applicants from Nigeria and Ethiopia, who, Lord willing, will assemble together in Matongo for another year of study of God's Word and the Lutheran Confessions.

Thank you again for this support!  Combining funds that have been received in response to the appeal I sent out earlier this summer with contributions given in response to the Foundation appeal, will enable us to complete this year's work."

Dr. Aadland, a Presiding Pastor Emeritus of The AALC, is Dean of the Theological Faculty. His work in Kenya has had a growing impact in meeting the desperate need for pastors and deaconesses in the rapidly growing Lutheran church that spans much of eastern central Africa.


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