Pedal for a Purpose
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I am writing you with a heart full of gratitude for your synod and Pr. Adam's initiative to support Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center through Pedal for a Purpose this year. Our celebration event may not have been the numbers we were hoping for with 6 cyclists and a few more friends afterwards for lunch and worship, but God has shown his blessing in the ripples of impact that continue to follow afterwards.
Just the day itself brought in $1,080 from the support of our bicyclists, their sponsors, and friends who came to the celebration. Four additional congregations and some individuals in all three synods have sent in donations afterwards. As a result, we currently have received $15,838 (63% of our $25,000 goal)!
We are most thankful over the fact that Pedal for a Purpose introduced LOMC to many friends who haven't yet heard of our outdoor ministry, highlighted the needs in our capital campaign, and provided an impetus of giving towards that appeal.
We'd like to give thanks and praise again to the organizer, Pr. Adam Dichsen at Faith Lutheran, Jacksonville, who initiated the flow of this funding to help support our overall capital campaign. We also give thanks to everyone who has donated, collected offerings, and run their own fundraiser in this effort to support and renew LOMC! As a result, we have now received a total of $20,374 of our entire $150,000 appeal to refurbish our bunkhouses. This is a great step forward to making all things new! We are so very, very thankful!
I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you.
Only by Grace,
Adriana Plocinski, Development Director
Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center