BENEFITING: ST STEPHENS LUTHERAN CHURCH
A couple years ago, our long-time partner church in Lukani, Tanzania, had a vision to build a new, main church that would be used for a growing church membership as well as for the district-wide services, meetings and other gatherings. Many of us saw the enormous layout next to the original church and thought, "Are they crazy?" No, they just had enormous faith that somehow this church would be built. Over seven years, the parishioners gave their time to make bricks and build the walls. They did it! The walls are completed and the church is being used. However, without a roof the building can't be used during the rainy season. And the longer the church is unroofed, the more likely it is that the bricks will begin to fall apart.
Together with the new Pastor of Lukani, we are working to raise money to pay for roofing materials, labor and transportation so that the roof can be installed and the building dedicated THIS AUGUST!
The total cost of the roof is $30,000. So far, between pledges from the families in Lukani, existing money that St. Stephen has set aside for Lukani, and generous matching funds, we have already raised $22,000.
We are asking YOU to help make this dream a reality and raise the final $8,000!
If you would like to mail us a check, please make it out to St. Stephen Lutheran Church, put Lukani Roof in the memo and send it to:
St. Stephen Lutheran Church
1965 East County Road E
White Bear Lake, MN 55110