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70 Years of Blessings

Since 1947, the LWML Central Illinois District has provided funding for vital mission work all over, through Mites Grants. Pennies add up and this mustard seed endeavor is now the biggest tree in the garden. Praise the Lord!




70 Years of God's Blessings through Mite Grants

1947 Our Savior, Lawrenceville $5,000.00 1948 Brush College Chapel, Decatur $5,000.00 1949 Christ for the Deaf Chapel $10,000.00 1950 Mt. Calvary, Galesburg $500.00 Good Shepherd, Hoopeston $6,000.00 Trinity, Casey $6,000.00 1951 Holy Cross, Moline $5,000.00 Redeemer, Peoria $5,000.00 1952 Student Chapel, Champaign $7,155.95 1953 Student Chapel, Champaign $7,000.00 Christ for the Deaf Chapel, Jacksonville $2,000.00 1954 Christ for the Deaf Chapel, Jacksonville $3,760.47 Portable Chapel, Champaign $7,000.00 1955 Grace, Marquette Heights $4,500.00 Christ for the Deaf Chapel, Jacksonville $4,500.00 1956 Concordia, Springfield $6,406.25 Mt. Calvary, Decatur $6,406.25 1957 Immanuel, Macomb $6,047.50 Trinity, Urbana $6,407.50 1958 Concordia, Marshall $6,190.85 Christ, Delavan $9,190.85 1959 Christ, Clinton $6,322.16 Grace, Marquette Heights $6,322.16 1960 St. Paul, Pittsfield $6,673.04 Immanuel, Charleston. $6,673.04 1961 Mt. Calvary, Galesburg $6,922.91 Our Savior, Springfield $6,922.91 1962 St. Matthew, Milan $7,100.21 Immanuel, Peoria $7,100.21 1963 Mission, Manito $7,228.21 University of Illinois Chapel Addition $7,228.21 1964 Medical Mission Supplies $7,409.90 Good Shepherd, Rochester $7,409.90 1965 Bethesda Lutheran Home $7,834.22 CID Scholarship Fund $7,834.22 Medical Missions Scholarship Fund $7,853.61 1966 First Lutheran, Mt. Sterling $4,712.17 St. John, Rushville $3,141.45 1967 Mission for the Blind, Peoria $7,940.95 Student Center, Macomb $7,940.95 1968 Mission, Washington $8,107.89 1969 Concordia Tract Mission $2,066.99 Lutheran Bible Translators $4,133.98 Lutheran Child Welfare Assoc. of IL. $4,133.98 Concordia Seminary Hour, Springfield $6,200.97 1970 Bethesda Lutheran Home Building Fund $7, 777 .80 Christ for the Deaf, Jacksonville $3,888.91 The Threshhold, Champaign $3,888.91 Christ for the Deaf, Jacksonville (1968 project reallocation) $8,107.89 1971 Student Center, Macomb $9,065.71 Faith, Lincoln $4,532.85 Holy Cross, Peoria. $4,532.85 1972 Lutheran HS, New Guinea $8,540.62 Brazilian Scholarship Fund $6,405.46 Lutheran Bible Translators $2,135.16 1973 Camp CILCA, Cantrall $20,329.46 Medical Supplies, Lutheran Hospital, New Guinea $4,984.29 Trinity, Casey $10,360.86 1975 N. American Indians, Don Johnson Ministry $10,788.35 Support for Jim & Laura Laesch, LBT $10,788.35 1976 Ascension, East Peoria $11,291.77 Shared Grant Nigerian Medical Missionaries & Lampl $1,291.77 1977 Epiphany Lutheran Church, Dunlap $11,491.33 Camp CILCA, Cantrall $5,745.66 Dakota Boys Ranch, Minot, ND $5,745.66 1978 Blind Ministry, St. Louis $12,594.75 Christ Lutheran for the Deaf, Jacksonville $10,495.62 Linda Schaefer Project $2,099.12 1979 Faith Lutheran Church, Sullivan $14,325.65 Wittenburg Lutheran Center-ISU, Norma1 $14,325.65 1980 Lutheran School Association of Greater Springfield $15,781.41 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Forsyth $15,781.41 1981 Lutheran Braille Workers Preaching $16,490.22 Teaching Station in Newton $16,409.21 1982 Concordia Seminary Deaconess Training Program, St. Louis $14,694.21 Sherman Mission Church, Sherman $14,694.20 1983 Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Mt. Zion $18,572.59 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Robinson $18,572.59 1984 Beautiful Savior, Colona $17,630.22 Epiphany, Dunlap $17,630.21 1985 Our Savior, Lawrenceville $18,713.13 St. John's, Rushville $18,713.13 1986 Food Bank-Concordia Seminary, Ft. Wayne $18,776.55 Prison Chaplaincy-Logan/Lincoln Correctional Centers $18,776.55 1987 Project Faith, Shobonier CID $2,577.51 Audio Visual Library $500.00 Prison Ministry, Jacksonville Correctional Center $9,418.96 Mt. Calvary Lutheran School, Galesburg $19,918.95 1988-1989 Bethesda Lutheran Home, Springfield $6,000.00 Arthur Lutheran Church $20,000.00 Faith Lutheran Church, Sullivan $10,000.00 International Student Ministry-ISU, Normal $8,000.00 Lutheran Braille Works-Mustard Seeds $3,121.81 Our Redeemer-Eureka (1987 reallocation) $3,422.49 1989-1990 Christ Lutheran Church for the Deaf, Jacksonville $13,000.00 Camp CILCA Christian Growth Center $15,000.00 Lutheran Care Center, Altamont $14,000.00 Theological Tools for Pastor in India $3,613.45 Concordia Lutheran Church, Decatur (1988 reallocation) $12,061.63 1990-1991 Student Aid for Church Workers $5,000.00 PALM, Decatur $5,000.00 Savoy Area Mission $15,000.00 Lutheran High School, Springfield $15,367.00 Quincy Prison Ministry $10,000.00 1991-1992 Student Aid for Church Workers $2,500.00 Colloquy Program for Teachers $25,000.00 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Minier $5,000.00 Good Shepherd Lutheran Preschool, Hoopeston $5,000.00 Friendship Lutheran Church of Joy, Savoy $4,341.21 1992-1993 Student Aid for Church Workers $15,000.00 Lutheran High School, Springfield $20,000.00 Seminary Vicarages/American Indians $5,000.00 Faith Lutheran Church, Flora $8,293.20 1993-1994 Student Aid for Church Workers $15,000.00 Christian Growth Center, Camp CILCA $7,543.00 CID Mission Commission, Bloomington/Normal Lutheran Heritage Foundation- Materials in Russian $25,000.00 1995-1996 Student Aid for Church Workers $10,000.00 Lutheran Material and Works Translated to Russian $10,000.00 Friendship Lutheran Church, Savoy $20,000.00 Little Lambs of Christ Preschool, Mason City $11,000.00 1996-1997 Student Aid for Church Workers $10,000.00 Christ Family Lutheran Church, Mahomet $20,000.00 Campus Ministry, Eastern IL. University $20,000.00 Video Projector for Religious Instruction of Deaf, Jacksonville $782.32 1997-1998 Student Aid for Church Workers $15,000.00 Phoenix Area Lutheran Mission $5,600.00 LCMS Braille Work Centers $4,000.00 LCMS Portals of Prayer Lutheran $3,000.00 Prison Ministry University $3,000.00 Lutheran, Champaign LCMS $3,500.00 World Mission - China CID $4,000.002 Video Library $2,667.58 1998-1999 Raman Marcano (97-98 project) $8,650.00 Student Aid for Church Workers $15,000.00 Christ Christian LHS - Buckley $13,000.00 International Student Ministry - SIU $5,000.00 Bethesda Group Homes - Springfield $1,000.00 St. John's Lutheran Church - Louisville $5,000.00 CID-LCMS Pastor's Wives Retreat $5,000.00 Lutheran HS - Tisovec, Slovakia $5,951.61 1999-2000 Student Aid for Church Workers $15,000.00 Orphan Grain Train $5,000.00 Vacation Bible School in Alaska $15,000.00 LCMS World Mission-Deaf Ministry Training $4,000.00 CID - Prison Ministry $4,000.00 Lutheran for Life Seminarian Graduate Packets $3,000.00 LCMS World Mission Education for Alyssa Mangold $2,000.00 LCMS World Mission Mission Outreach to Muslim Students $346.75 2000-2001 Student Aid for Church Workers $15,000.00 Bibles for Russia $2,000.00 Deaconess Missionary $12,000.00 Medical Missionary to C. & S. America $1,000.00 New Beginnings in Christ $5,000.00 State Fair Ministry $2,500.00 VBS Alaska Volunteers $15,000.00 2001-2002 Orphan Grain Train (reallocated excess 2000-2001) $6,864.46 Camp CILCA-Cantrall $5,000.00 Faith Lutheran Church $1,500.00 Grace Lutheran Mission, Quad Cities Hispanic Outreach $2,000.00 Lutheran HS-Springfield $3,000.00 Ongoing Ambassadors for Christ $10,000.00 Pastoral Training, Sudan $10,000.00 Student Aid for Church Workers $15,000.00 LCMS World Missions-World Evangelism Programs $4,000.00 LCMS World Missions-World Leadership Training $3,394.91 2002-2003 Student Aid for Church Workers $20,000.00 LCMS Armed Forces $3,000.00 Kyrgystan Outreach $4,000.00 Prison Ministry $2,500.00 VBS Alaska Volunteers $15,000.00 Close Caption TV for Deaf $9,000.00 Pastor's Wives Retreats $1,700.06 2003-2004 Student Aid for Church Workers $20,000.00 Christ Lutheran High School $7,500.00 CID Deaf Ministry $10,000.00 Grace Lutheran Church, Canton $20,000.00 Grebo New Testament $1,486.78 2004-2005 Student Aid for Church Workers $20,000.00 Pastor's Wives Retreat $4,300.00 Hispanic Storefront Ministry $5,000.00 Servant's Heart Soup Kitchen $3,000.00 Lutheran Care Center Hymnals $1,700.00 University Lutheran, U of I Ministry $1,500.00 Amazed by Grace Outreach $5,000.00 Ministry to God's Special People $1,000.00 East Side Mission Church, Quad Cities $2,500.00 Lutheran Disability Outreach $2,800.00 Lutheran Heritage Foundation $13,781.51 2005-2006 Student Aid for Church Workers $25,000.00 Camp for Children of Divorce $7,000.00 Latvian Lutheran Church Sunday School $20,000.00 Zion Lutheran, Wenona, Rebuilding $3,645.95 2006-2007 Student Aid for Church Workers $20,000.00 Lutheran Blind Ministry $5,000.00 Latvian Lutheran Church Soup Kitchen $15,000.00 Alaska Mission for Christ $8,000.00 St. Peter Lutheran Preschool/Daycare $1,100.00 Lutheran Schools in Haiti $5,000.00   Mission Evanglica Gracia $1,300.00 The Servant's Heart $6,000.00 Family Shield Radio Expansion $8,470.82 2007-2008 Student Aid for Church Workers $20,000.00 Latvian Seminary Student $5,000.00 Open Arms Child Center, Altamont $1,200.00 Latvia Soup Kitchen Witness Cups $4,000,00 CID-VBS Volunteers to Alaska $19,000.00 Grace Lutheran Mission Radio Program $1,300.00 Grace Place Retreat $5,908.63 2008-2009 Student Aid for Church Workers $20,000.00 Orphan Grain Train $10,000.00 Latvian Seminary Student Aid $5,000.00 Supplies & Equip for God's Special People $4,000.00 E.A.S.T.E.R. $2,500.00 Thermoform Machine for Blind Mission $2,650.00 Training Lay Ministers in China $5,000.00 Grace Lutheran Mission Radio Program $1,300.00 Danville Summer Lunch Program $4,000.00 Scholarships for Themba-Girls HS S. Africa $2,950.13 2009-2010 Student Aid for Church Workers $20,000.00 Outreach Center for Christ Lutheran $20,000.00 Portals of Prayer for Prison Ministry $2,700.00 Radio Time & Materials Cristo Rey $2,409.00 Lutheran Service Book & Bible CLHS $3,705.00 Grace Place Retreat $2,000.00 LWML Short Term Mission Opportunities $5,667.97 2010-2011 Student Aid for Church Workers $25,000.00 CID LLL State Fair Booth $2,000.00 Spanish Bibles with Luther’s Small Catechism $5,000.00 Family Shield Counter-Cult Education Project $4,000.00 Ongoing Ambassadors for Christ Song book Reprint $6,000.00 Effingham Braille Center $5,000.00 Cristo Rey Radio & Gospel Materials $2,549.00 Blind-Friendly Gospel Tract on CD $4,000.00 Christian Craft Supplies for After-School Program $1,500.00 Deaconess Training in Latin America $3,951.00 2011-2012 Student Aid for Church Workers $25,000.00$ Portable Public Address System – Camp Cilca $3,000.00 New Mission Building- Our Savior Lutheran Church, St. Joseph, IL $10,000.00 Concordia Seminary LCMS Partner Church Graduate Student Scholarships $5,000.00 Alaska Mission for Christ-VBS, St. John ,Buckley $4,000.00 A Children’s Garden of Bible Stories for the Kusasi People of Ghana $5,000.00 Liberian Children’s Ministry $4,250.00 Wittenberg Lutheran Center $2,000.00 Bibles for Middle Easterners $5,000.00 Dungan Oral Bible Project $131.16 2012-2013 Student Aid for Church Workers $25,000.00 Food for the Children-Trinity Lutheran Church, Danville $2,500.00 Gospel Outreach to Muslins & Others in Central Illinois $5,000.00 New Mission Building-Faith Lutheran-Monticello $10,000.00 Ministry to Native Alaskan Children $3,500.00 Veterans of the Cross $2,000.00 Latvian VBS Translation $5,000.00 Trinity Lutheran Church Preschool-El Paso $1,000.00 Equipping God’s Servants- Computers For Bible Translators $2,800.00 Lutheran State Fair Booth $2,000.00 Audio Bible Study: Blind Mission $3,000.00 Equipping Pastors in Madagascar $963.90 2013-2014 Student Aid for Church Workers $25,000.00 Ft. Wayne & St. Louis Seminary Food Banks $10,000.00 CID Comfort Dog Ministry $5,000.00 Beardstown Latino Outreach $5,000.00 Trinity Lutheran-Urbana-Community VBS at the Park $750.00 Bicycles for Ghana Ministries $1,500.00 Pastoral Education Project-Sierra Leone $10,200.00 Spanish Radio Broadcasts-Quad Cities $1,440.00 Mon Ami Jesus-Sharing Jesus-Haiti & West Africa $4,000.00 St. John’s Lutheran School, Buckley $2,200.00 2014-2015 Student Aid for Church Workers $25,000.00$ Lighting for Christian Growth/Retreat Centers Camp Cilca $8,000.00 Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) $6,000.00 Beardstown Latino Ministry-Outreach Workers $10,000.00 Vacation Bible School – Poland $10,000.00 Christian Materials for LLL State Fair Booth $2,500.00 Lutheranism 101 for Latvia $3,000.00 Classrooms for Children of Liberia $5,000.00

District Mites: $2,348,138.05 - (1946-2015) National LWML: $750,363.96 - (1946-2015) Central Illinois District has dedicated $3,098,502.0075 - (1946-2015)