God encourages cheerful giving so that His work in the world may be done. Giving is a blessing to the giver because it helps us avoid the love of money and because we take pleasure in making a difference in people's lives. God then uses this return of the material gifts He gave to us to be a blessing to the receiver. Make no mistake. Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School -- both as an institution and as the individuals served here -- has been blessed by you and people like you who are willing to give generously. “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Corinthians 9:7
In the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25, the Master was going on a long trip when he called together his servants and entrusted money to them while he was gone. He gave five talents to one, two talents to another and one talent to the last one – each according to their God-given abilities. The first two took what they were given and produced twice as much for the Master. But the last one took what he was given and buried it, depriving not only the Master but himself of the blessings the first two received. Of the first two, the Master said “Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!” But of the last one, the Master was furious not so much because the servant wasted his money (Matt. 25:26-27), but because he wasted an opportunity. He had the opportunity to do more with what he was given.
Our school has been blessed by so many who have given cheerfully from that which God has given them. Thank you for being generous stewards of all that God has entrusted to you. Our donors have played and continue to play a large role in the growth and success of our school. To God be the glory.
There are many ways to give to Faith Lutheran – unrestricted cash gifts and pledges, a gift to a specific program, matching gifts, property and real estate donations, closely held stock, and deferred gifts such as charitable gift annuities and naming Faith Lutheran in your trust or will. Think about it. Pray about it. Consider making your tax-deductible gift to support Faith Lutheran now. Just scroll down to choose how you would like to give!