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hank you for your partnership
T with Lutheran Partners in
Global Ministry. Because of
your support and God's guidance
LPGM reached a number of
milestones in 2014 and is set to
surpass them in coming years.
Working together we provide
opportunity and hope that transform
lives in Argentina, Central African
Republic, India and Nigeria as well
throughout the United States.
These achievements validate LPGM's
model of partnering with local
churches is working, and strengthen
our reputation for getting things
done right the first time. But, rest
assured that we are not straying
from our commitment to develop
and sustain personal relationships
that transform lives. In fact, our
long-term commitment to these
partners and programs means that
LPGM faces new challenges: ñnding
more Friends of the Community
College who will support students,
teachers and programs; or finding
more Friends of Village Savings and
Loan program, who will make future
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1. Received a $1.2 million grant from ELCA Global Mission, our largest grant
to date, for construction at the ALC Community College. This grant allowed
us to accelerate construction, our largest project to date, and attract more
students from a wider area .
2. Invited to USAID Peace and Security Funders group meeting on the Central
African Republic. This provided a wonderful opportunity to engage other
Central African Republic partners and learn about new funding sources.
3. Engaged in conversations with two new international partners: Amritsar
Diocese of the Church of North India, and Community Cloud Forest
Conservation, Guatemala. This is helping us move forward on a key pillar of
our strategic plan.
economic empowerment programs in
C. A.R. a reality.
All of this is possible because of LPGM's
talented staff and dedicated Board of
Directors. Please join us by praying
for their work, and encouraging their
commitment to serving others -face to
face and hand in hand.
We also want to convey our deepest
gratitude to all who enable the work
of LPGM - creating educational
opportunities in India (Project Education
India, English+ or the Community College),
providing economic opportunities (Village
Savings and Loan), ensuring access to
healthcare (Emmanuel Health Center or
Demsa Clinic) or providing organizational
support so our staff, board and Volunteers
can get this worI< done (Green Shoots).
Thank you for making this possible!
We invite you to walk this journey with us,
and continue your support through prayer,
volunteerism, stewardship, and help
encouraging others to join us. Consider
yourself invited to be a partner!
2014 Annual Report I
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Central African Republic (C. A.R. ) $112,009 Nigeria $36.81!: India 5840142
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RCA) pro rams and projects improve the ph sical and spiritual lives of the renovation and expansion ofa Church (IELC), LPGM supports their identiñed priorities for ministr .
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their congregations and the larger community. clinic at Demsa in partnership with - Project Education India and additional support to the schools and hoarding homes
' Renovate St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Bangui, which continues to the Lutheran Church in Nigeria. The touches the lives of nearly 1500 students and their families
provide a sare haven ror hundreds of displaced persons during crisis Community-Based Primary Healthcare ~ English+ continues to provide students access to the unifying language in this country
- sustain and expand the work ofthe Emmanuel Health Center in program, which will be offered through ~ The Timothy Center forWomen and Child Empowerment is a beacon forthose
Gallo these improved facilities, promote: whose lives would otherwise be indentured, offering new skills and hope
~ Distribute emergency relier through Village Savings s Loan wellness and disease prevention. while - The Community College at Parangipettai rises up rrom the devastation ofthe 200e
program, allowing people to replant crops and restart businesses providing basic curaüve and expanded tsunami, offers practical training for in-demand jobs, and is reaching more students in
- Support and expand the Village Savings &Loan program treatment services. a wider area r
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LPGM Mission 1 . LutheranlPartrtersin: Global Ministry isa movementsthatengages individuals-end
communities; in'transformationalgpartnershipsecross; theeí_globee. _centered 'in faithfand dedicated 'to-service, líPGM is'
'called to' action by sharing_`resources and hope.
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Financial Position as of December 31, 2014
Cash 8 Eq uiva le m5 126_ 100 LPGM is a 501(c)3 organization. Your contributions are tax
other Curre nt Assets 9,160 ded uctible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Property and Equipment 96,172
Less Accumulated Depreciation (48,663) LPGM meets the accountability
Lease Deposit 3,030 standards of the Charities Review
Long Term Investments 1451484 coundt smartgivmorg
TotalAssets 1,637,253 LPGM is aGOLD Participant on the
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c”"e"t_"'ab'lme5 27240 A ` ' H LPGM was audited by Cummings, Keegan
Unfêünüéd Assets 76.343 a co, P. L.LP. A copy of the full audit
Board Designated Unrestricted Assets 1 1,147,170 report is available upon request
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Temporanly Restricted Assets_ _ I _ 386,495 LPGM med 'RS 99o form and a Copy is
Total Llabllltles and Net Assets 1,637,253 available upomequest
1. Mission Development Fund 5919335
Olson Leadership Fund 5122560
Carbaugh Opportunity Fund 550,999
Now is the Time Fund 548,843
Brynestad Opportunity Fund 55,433
2. Restricted bythe donor for a specific program/ project
2014 Source of Funds 2014 Use of Funds
ELCA grant Congregations 8
LPGM Donors live in 37 states and ñve foreign countries.
22% ELCA Grant
In 2014 LPGM received a generous grant distribution of $300,000 from Global Mission of
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The purpose of the grant is for supervising the
construction of new buildings and furnishing them when construction is completed at the
Community College in Parangipettai, Ta mil Nadu, India. See story- page 6.
21% Congregations Er Organizations within a congregation include local congregations as well
as women's groups, Sunday schools, Vacation Bible schools, men's groups and mission teams.
7% Other Organizations include contributions from Thrivent Financial/ Choice Dollars, Program
employer matching plans, specific direction from a donor to the United Way, a donor advised expenses
fund, a non-church business, a synod or synod organization, and GiveMN.
Management and General Expenses: 5% _
Fundraising Expenses: 6% _
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;ilrjtr Honlill 'air' Cha-aduna, -
Betsy Thayer, Chair
Mark Holman, Chaír-Elect
Marilyn Christensen, Secretary
Tom Luukkonen, Treasurer
Corinne Engstrand, At-Large
I Anne Westby
Project Education India
Project Admínistra tor
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Minneapolis, MN 55424-1332
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ALC Community College Parangipettai
hen the tsunami hit
the southeast coast
of India in late 2004,
the Arcot Lutheran Church
responded immediately with
relief efforts for thousands of
victims. The Arcot Lutheran
Church saw an opportunity to
provide long-term assistance
to a vulnerable part of the
population, particularly those
living near the coastline. Land
was purchased and the dream
for a technical college was born.
The first classroom buildings were
built in 2006 and, with very limited
facilities, classes were conducted
for commuting students only.
The construction of the second and
largest phase of this campus began
with a gift from United Lutheran
Church in Red Wing, MN, but really
took off in 2014 thanks to the
generous support of the Evangelical
Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Global Mission in the amount of
$1.2 million, of which $900,000 was
transferred directly to India.
MSAADA Architects of Minneapolis
designed the master plan for
the campus and is monitoring
the construction process. Many
structures have been added in the
past 18 months, including more
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Sonia of the 115 students enrollcci
classrooms, mechanical workshops, a
health center, staff and guest housing,
dormitories, dining hall, outdoor chapel
and sports facilities. A prominent
entrance accessed by a bridge over
an adjacent canal will complete the
campus. Finishing touches like fully
equipping the college classrooms and
auto workshops as well as landscaping,
a security fence, farm field preparation,
a water system and solar lighting are
being done now.
A number of congregations and
individuals, including United Lutheran
Church continue to support the college
by providing funding for furnishings
The dedication of the campus additions
is set for June 26,2015.
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