The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1).
As September 3 drew closer, we at TLSP had reason to be concerned. Would COVID19 fears bring about a cancellation of our VIP event? What risks were we assuming by moving forward in hosting an in-person event? But as usual, God calmed our fears and has caused great thanksgiving.
Although COVID19 affected the event date, location, and attendee list, it did not suppress the love of the Lutheran community, its love for freedom and religious liberty, and its love for Lutheran schools! Thanks to attendees, donors, and sponsors, our first annual VIP2020 netted, after costs, over $40,000! We are humbled at the response and support.
"Kudos to you and the team! That was an extremely impressive first event (of any kind). The choice of speaker was perfect for the occasion... My wife is often a pretty good judge of 'boring church related commitments', and she came out raving about how much she enjoyed the evening."
The beautiful Parkview Field Concourse was the setting as 150 attendees celebrated Very Important Partnerships. Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz encouraged us to continue to support Lutheran education “Boldly and Without Fear”. We live-streamed the program and you can Click Here for the YouTube link to the program recording.
The evening ended with a celebration of Mr. Chris Murphy, honored as the first TLSP Educator of the Year award recipient. Mr. Murphy has been a blessing to students while teaching math and drama at Concordia Lutheran School, Emmanuel-St. Michael Lutheran School, and Concordia Lutheran High School. However, it is his dedication to students, Lutheran education, and sharing Christ’s love and forgiveness that garnered the nominations for the award. We encourage you to Click Here to also view the video about Chris and his love of teaching.
Again, we cannot express our thanks for enough support of Lutheran education in Northeast Indiana. Donor generosity will ensure that we can continue to Lead, Champion, and Collaborate with 19 schools, for 300 educators, to ensure that 4,000 students have what they need to thrive in the world and in Christ.
Save the Date
Saturday, August 28, 2021
at the Mirro Center
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