Through a partnership with Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) and Kingdom Workers, Grace Lutheran Church in Grenada was able to implement an agricultural community outreach program that has never been done on the island. It is called Aquaponics. That is the practice of raising fish and growing vegetables in a self-contained system at the home level. While that sounds simple enough, the amazing part is that this can change Grenada and grow the ministry of Grace in amazing ways at the same time!
“Aquaponics is a way to get your foot in the door. [You] really get to meet a lot of people. From the training, we had a number of people who were in church who never would have come to Grace otherwise. They got to hear the message from Pastor Dan Rautenberg for maybe the first time.” volunteer Zachery Pappenfuss. In the end, 15 of the 54 folks from the workshop attended church the first week after the training, with six becoming members of Grace in the following weeks!
This summer the Builders have committed to working on four new projects. Four! This is the most we have accepted in a single summer at Kingdom Workers Builders For Christ. Now we need to prepare, including the purchase of tools. Each project requires a tool trailer on site, and those trailers need to be stocked with various power tools and equipment.
all gifts to Builders For Christ receive a 50% MATCH, and all gifts from people who have served as a volunteer for ANY Kingdom Workers project receive an ADDITIONAL 50% MATCH!
A generous donor has offered to match the gifts of all Kingdom Workers volunteer alumni. Every dollar you give generates an additional 50 cents toward the Kingdom Workers project or program you choose to support.
The matching challenge gift goal this year is $120,000! As of today, $47,006 has been given by 197 Kingdom Workers volunteer alumni, all of this generating a match for mission work.
Thank you and praise God!
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