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For more information,
contact:

Kelvin Krieger,
Program Coordinator,
Mission in the World
Phone 204.984.9164
Toll free:
1.888.786.6707 Ext 164
Fax 204.984.9185
E-mail vim@elcic.ca
Evangelical Lutheran
Church in Canada,
302-393 Portage Ave,
Winnipeg MB R3B 3H6

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Mission and Missionary Sponsorship

Yes, you can sponsor a missionary or partner church mission!

Participants in the Missionary and Mission Sponsorship Program help provide financial and prayer support for short-term and long-term salaried missionaries or local mission pastors and develop closer ties with them. This is an opportunity for members of the ELCIC to join in partnership with a particular missionary or local mission pastor and their work.

Why sponsor a missionary?

  • You have the joy and excitement of being a partner in mission in another land.
  • It gives you contact with a missionary or local mission pastor through letters and other forms of correspondence.
  • You celebrate and rejoice in the gifts which God has given us to carry out our mission in the world today.

What will you receive as sponsor?

  • A photograph and biographical information.
  • Periodic newsletters.
  • Visits and presentations during home leave or speaking tours in Canada, insofar as possible.

Who can participate?

  • Individuals, groups within congregations, congregations, clusters of congregations, or conferences.

How much does it cost?

  • Congregations are encouraged to begin with $500 or multiples although smaller gifts from individuals or groups are equally welcome.
  • Full financial support is about $24,000 per year ($66 per day) for a short-term missionary, $66,000 ($180 per day) for a long-term missionary and $12,000 ($33 per day) for a local mission pastor.
  • Missionary and Mission Sponsorship is second-mile giving and not intended to substitute for regular benevolence giving.

What are the responsibilities of a sponsor?

  • Pray for and correspond with your missionary or local mission pastor.
  • Be aware of what is happening in their ministry and their church and country.
  • Read and circulate the newsletters they send to Canada.
  • Invite them for a visit and presentation during their home leave or speaking tour in Canada.

Who chooses the missionary?

  • You do, from a list provided by ELCIC Mission in the World staff. Contact the Mission in the World office for a current list of ELCIC missionaries and partner church missions and visit our web site: www.elcic.ca/world

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