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Featured MITE Projects

Here you can find information about some of the projects your important MITE offerings support. We thank you and Praise the Lord for your continued support of this mission.




Featured MITE Projects

2017 District Day Central Illinois District
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1. This is a servant project of the Quincy Zone which began because one of the ladies had a son in prison. The supplies for visiting families--especially for young children--were limited and worn. The ladies gathered supplies for the visitors' room and have expanded their ministry to include Arch books, Bibles, and items for adults as well as children visiting 5 different prisons.

2. The Bloomington Zone hosted a "Color Me Purple" day where they not only got to color and learn how to color from an expert, but their participation in a silent auction raised over $500 for mites.

3. Decatur's project was making hats for local children for winter. An artical written by the local newspaper can be found .

4. LWML CID Human Care Chairman, Laura Strattman, holds a mat crocheted from Wal-mart bags. Ladies at our 2017 District Convention, cut the bags into strips, rolled the strips into balls, and crocheted these mats to be used for the homeless.

5. A grant of $5000 to the Lutheran Layman’s League (Lutheran Hour Ministries) enabled workers to distribute Bibles, jacket pulls, and other Christian literature to crowds at the 2017 Illinois State Fair.

6. Malah, the Comfort Dog, shown with Pastor Gibbs in the first picture.

Camp CILCA Lighting for Christiam Growing/Retreat Centers ($8,000)
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This grant would help replace old lighting fixtures and save the Camp a considerable cost in yearly electricity expense. This improvement would help retreat groups and educational groups using the facilities to better “see the Word of God” they are studying. Camp CILCA was established to spread the Gospel to school-age children, use by the handicapped, and adults at Christian Retreats.
2015 Student Aid for Church Workers ($25,000)

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Given the high cost of becoming a full-time church worker, many students find it difficult to complete their schooling. This grant will provide partial funding to students form the CID so they may realize their dream of becoming full-time church worker. These funds will be distributed through the LCMS-CID Scholarship Committee. To read thank you letters, click on the [ Show Letters ] link above).
Christian Materials for Illinois State Fair Booth
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This grant would help purchase Christian books, Bibles, and tracts for the Illinois State Fair booth. These materials are all free to visitors to the booth and can reach thousands of unchristians and seeking Christians. Also, will help to share Christ as Savior and give help for a Christ-filled life to those who still do not know that Jesus is their Redeemer.
Beardstown Latino Ministry-Outreach Workers
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This grant would be used to help pay for the Vicar's salary, housing and travel for 6 months, the CID workers' salaries for 12 months, and other expenses such as bibles, Bible lessons, tracts for the Latino ministry. Over one-half of Beardstown's 6,000 residents are Latino (Hispanic). St. John's in Beardstown began this outreach under direction of Rev. Pablo Dominquiz who travels twice a month to Beardstown to conduct Bible studies,etc. They have a part-time worker, Maria Guijosa, who is Latino, and works with the women.
Vacation Bible School in Poland
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This grant will financially help volunteer to teach VBS for 12 days in churches in Poland where most children have never had VBS. They all need to hear the Gospel and hear about Jesus. These materials will be purchased from Concordia Publishing. this grant would assist one or two groups in transportation and supplies for this project.
Community VBS at the Park
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The past few years at Trinity, Pastor Strom has put a large emphasis on reaching out to the nearby community. Many in the surrounding area are from low-income families and have little knowledge of Christ. The park is in close proximity to their homes so allows children to walk to the Park. This VBS has allowed for a relationship to begin forming between Trinity and the community. This grant will be used to purchase games and crafts for this VBS.
Spanish Radio Broadcasts - Quad Cities
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Rev. Pablo Dominguez continues to faithfully broadcast God's word, Christian music and information to over 15,000 Hispanic/Latino speaking people in the Quad Cities area, and information about The Cristo Rey Lutheran Church. Many of these poeple do not know Jesus as Lord and Savior, and this is a CID outreach to the Hispanics. This grant helps cover a one-hour broadcast once a week for a year.
Student Aid for Church Workers

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Given the high cost of becoming a full-time church worker, many students find it difficult to complete their schooling. This grant will provide partial funding to students from the CID so they may realize their dream of becoming full-time church workers. The funds will be distributed through the LCMS-CID Scholarship Committee. (To read the letters, click on the [ Show Letters ] link above).
CID Comfort Dog Ministry
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The Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry is a national ministry utilizing the unique skills of dogs, specifically Golden Retrievers to open opportunities to touch people with mercy and compassion of Jesus Christ. The dogs are trained service animals prepared to interact with people in many ways. This grant will be used for dog training expenses and maintenance for the District level specifically in the area of campus ministry. The pictures in this gallery are of the comfort dogs being there for the people in Washington, Illinois after the tornado.
Bicycles for Ghana Ministries
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How can the unbelievers hear the Gospel unless someone is sent to them? Because these leaders live far from the communities where they regularly preach and take so much time to walk to the parishes they serve to share the Gospel, these bicycles will provide a more convenient and faster means of travel to reach the people. This grant is for 15 bicycles at approximately $100 each for Rev. Nicholas Salifu's area in Ghana.