Greetings from your WELS College of Ministry, where we braved strange blizzards in April and then basked in balmy sunshine in early May. Minnesota weather is unpredictable, as many of you remember, but our mission here on the hill is constant: to prepare men and women for gospel ministry.

Another class of these dedicated men and women just turned their tassels. Teachers received their first assignments. Preseminary grads enrolled at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. And notably, 23 graduates opted to teach internationally, where they will apply their professional skills and share the life-changing gospel in seven different countries in Asia and the Americas.

We thank the Lord of the church for leading these young people to our campus, and we thank you for your partnership with us in this work. Your prayers, your encouragement, and your gifts truly do sustain us. And that brings us to this:

If you have not done so in the last few years, would you consider adopting Martin Luther College as one of your mission projects this year?

We would direct your gift to student financial assistance, where it will make an immediate and positive impact on our students. If you choose not to assist MLC students financially at this time, please continue to pray for them, and please seek out and encourage your gifted students to consider serving our Lord as a pastor, teacher, or staff minister.

We  have a few simple activities you can do with your students related to MLC and to sharing the gospel. We offer bulletin board pictures for your use as well. Also, we’d be happy to send you small individual mission boxes if you’d like. Just email Beth Scharf at scharfbm@mlc-wels.edu and request the number of boxes you need.