Lord God, giver of all that is good and perfect, you have given your Holy Spirit to work marvelous gifts of faith in your dear children through the preaching of the gospel. We praise your name that the Spirit of God has moved believers to bring 2.5 million dollars in offerings toward the Let the Children Come campaign. Heavenly Father, as we prepare for a spring groundbreaking to build a new early childhood center, continue to make MLC a good steward of such thankofferings. Encourage and excite us as we see your people pray and support early childhood ministries in the WELS and at MLC. Use the new facility to be a training center that will glorify you in the teaching of the Word and be used by the Spirit for the eternal benefit of precious souls. In the name of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, we pray, for he himself said, “Let the children come to me and do not hinder them.” Amen.