The Indiana District is continuing to pursue their goal of raising $150,000 for Outreach Kentucky, a new mission initiative serving the Richmond, Kentucky area. So far, $70,220 has been raised toward the goal. Once $150,000 is reached, the District can apply for an additional $100,000 through the New Ministry Initiative Matching Grant. The total amount of $250,000 would enable the board of directors to call and provide living expenses for a missionary for at least three years.
So why choose to support Outreach Kentucky? The need for an LCMS congregation in that area is urgent. Richmond is the third largest city in the bluegrass region of Kentucky, but many of its residents have no religious affiliation. The city is also home to Eastern Kentucky University, a bustling college town with the potential for a campus ministry. With your help, we can reach the people of Richmond for Christ and provide a campus ministry to young adults for three years.
The District hopes to achieve this goal by 2021. However, if our goal is not met, then donors will be approached about applying the funds to another project at that time. It is our hope that the remaining funds will be raised this year, so we can apply for a matching grant and begin to share the good news of Jesus Christ with the residents of Richmond.
We are halfway to our goal, thanks to the generous support of LCMS congregations, groups, and schools. To find out more about this exciting new ministry, check out our Outreach Kentucky page or contact Reverend Geoff Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.