The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


See, support missionaries

See the faces and learn about ELCA missionaries around the world in the "2012 Hand in Hand Annual," available at the ELCA website (print copies or free download).

Congregations, individuals and Sunday schools can use the colorful 32-page booklet to pray for, correspond with and provide financial support for the ELCA's 250 missionaries around the world.

Cover: 2012 Hand in Hand AnnualThere's never been a better time, said Twila Schock, ELCA director for missionary sponsorship. "People can make a big difference right now. The ELCA is one of the few denominations still supporting long-term missionaries with both churchwide budget and missionary sponsorship."

At the moment, there are more requests for ELCA missionaries from global companions than there is financial support to fill the positions, Schock said. The most helpful gifts are for "ELCA Missionary Sponsorship: Where needed most," Schock said.

To get started, send a check to ELCA Missionary Sponsorship, PO Box 71764, Chicago, IL 60694-1764; give online; or call 800-638-3522, ext. 2657, for more information.


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