We were thrilled when our daughter forwarded a check to us from the PrestonMeadowGives project! As the founding Pastor of PMLC, it warmed my heart to experience this congregation’s continuing generosity. Cindy serves as pastor of Emanuel Lutheran cChurch which has been the recipient of PMLC’s generosity over the years. We made the decision to add another $500 to the gift. We then proposed to the Emanuel leaders that we would give a challenge gift of $1000 for the congregation to match and exceed for the establishment of a Fund for Leaders at Emanuel for the purpose of providing scholarships for future college, seminary and lay leader training. The congregation has enthusiastically accepted the challenge and members have already given generously toward the match. They also agreed to share 20% of the money raised during the Easter Season with the ELCA “Always Being Made New Campaign ” which this year is emphasizing the leadership of Youth and Children, International Women’s Leadership and Young Adults in Global Mission. Thank you Preston Meadow Lutheran for creating a generosity movement in this community, state, nation and beyond!

-Prs Don & Cindy