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October 10

As you know, Let the Children Come is MLC’s capital campaign. This effort not only seeks funding to build a new early childhood learning center. Under God, offerings received will also provide tuition assistance—both for students on this campus and also for preschool teachers already serving in congregations across the nation.

Holy Spirit, Giver of Life, we praise you for touching the hearts of our students to consider preparing for a lifetime of gospel service in your church. This morning we thank you also for raising up students to train for the expanding early childhood ministries in our synod. Bless the gathering of gifts for the Let the Children Come campaign so that significant tuition assistance can be provided—both for undergraduate students and for continuing education efforts for Christian preschool teachers already in the field. We rejoice in all gifts given as evidence of your grace upon our ministry in this place. We plead today that you make us excellent stewards of these gifts, to the glory of the Savior God and for the good of his church. In the name of Christ Jesus, the Good Shepherd of the Sheep, we pray. Amen.