ELCA SD Synod Monthly Mission: Supporting International Leaders and Scholarships

Nathalie_LassangWe are a church that believes Jesus is God’s “Yes” to us. Our lives can be a “Yes” to others.

Trained, experienced leaders are critical to the work of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ throughout the world. Currently, the ELCA provides scholarships to more than 40 international students identified as potential leaders by our global companions. In the last 25 years, nearly 800 scholarship students have completed their studies at colleges, universities and seminaries in the United States and around the world. These students return home ready to serve in new leadership roles in their churches and communities.

Nathalie Lassang is an International Leader with a passion for medicine and for her home country of Cameroon. “I have wanted to help ill people for as long as I can remember. My desire is to return to Cameroon to work there as a physician,” says Nathalie, who is now a medical student. Read more of Nathalie’s story on the SD Synod website via PDF or download the Word document.

With your gift you are investing in the future of not just an individual student, but in the future of our companion churches, educational institutions and entire communities.

Expand opportunities for women! Women represent 70 percent of the world’s population living in poverty, yet in church and society, they are often underserved by a lack of access to education and training to develop their leadership skills. In the year ahead, the ELCA is intensifying its efforts to provide these opportunities for women.

Please join us in God’s amazing work. Help expand opportunities for women:

To make a gift online, click here.

To give by check, make your check out to “ELCA Global Church Sponsorship” and write “International Leaders GCS5000” on the memo line. Give through your congregation or mail to: ELCA Global Church Sponsorship, P.O. Box 71764, Chicago, IL 60694-1764.

For more information, please send us an email or 800-638-3522, ext. 2657.

Learn more about the International Leaders program by clicking here.


Sources: SD Synod & ELCA