National & International Outreach
804 ELCA GLOBAL MISSION & YAGM
“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith.” Colossians 2:6–7a.
Rooted and built in Jesus! This is the core of our work as the ELCA walks with more than 80 companion churches in other countries to participate in God’s reconciling mission through proclamation and service.
This is the ELCA mission that Keren Meister-Emerich and Denise Martin joined for their mission trip to Africa.
805 ELCA GOOD GIFTS
1 Choose Your Gift * 2 Receive a Card * 3 Make a Difference
Popular Gifts include: Piglets, Goats, Chicks, A Family Farm complete with a Cow, A Simple Water Well, A Microloan, or a Sunday School Start-Up Kit.
Our kids have raised money during VBS for the Good Gifts Project, and many families use this as a gift for special occasions.
806 ELCA LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE
Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing, and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. When the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need.
Ascension has supported this fund in past years during the following events:
US Wildfires * Tornadoes * Flooding * Severe Storms & Hurricane Response
807 ELCA WORLD HUNGER (10 FOR 10)
More than 820 million people – that’s about 11 percent of people in our world today – are hungry. As members of the ELCA, we are called to respond. We are a church that rolls up our sleeves and gets to work. Your gifts to ELCA World Hunger make it possible for the ELCA to respond, supporting sustainable solutions that get at the root causes of hunger and poverty.
Ascension receives donations to this fund throughout the year.
808 LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF
Your partner in global relief and development since 1945, breaking the cycle of poverty for lasting change.
Distributing Quilt and Care Kits
Long-term development Projects
809 WORLD MINISTRY – Food For the Poor
Ascension has very generously given to Food For The Poor over the years.
Food For The Poor invites you to see firsthand the despair, hope and joy that exist, and to experience how your gift of presence can impact lives in the Caribbean and Latin America. Through July 31, 2020 1188 homes were built, 1834 truck containers of goods were shipped, 131 million meals were served.