Dear Pastor Wachtman and Partners in sharing the Good News of God’s love in Jesus:
We give God thanks for your partnership with us in mission and prayed this day for your ministry. First of all, thank you for the prayers, resources and mission support you share with Southern Ohio and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. As you know, we send 40% of unrestricted funds to the ELCA for ministry beyond us. So thank you! As you are aware from the intent letter you received, I am asking for an increase in mission support for 2016. As we are stronger and better together, I ask that you prayerfully consider the challenge. I appreciate what you do and how you are an advocate for the work of the larger church. Being Church Together: Building Up the Body of Christ… Baptism as we live out our callings as Children of God, thank you!
In Christ’s work, Bishop Suzanne Dillahunt