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Proclaiming and Demonstrating the Gospel

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Gratitude is overflowing from churches, ministries and other charities that benefited from your generosity in 2021. Leaders share story after story of God’s provision and how new opportunities for ministry came as a result of your Stewards Fund giving.

Collectively, you gave more than $140 million into the Stewards Fund in 2021! Breaking all previous years’ records for contributions, these gifts will ultimately fund the life-changing work of churches, ministries and other charities around the world!

“In 2021, we launched our first ever expansion into memory care for adults with developmental disabilities, reports Rod Bollins, chief executive officer of Salem Christian Homes. “Stewards Funds were critical to our effort to build momentum for this campaign as we seek to serve more people.”

“The past year was full of intense, significant challenges around the world,” says Kandace Gray, development services specialist for Mission India. “Stewards Fund gifts allowed us to proclaim and demonstrate the Gospel to families desperate for hope. Whether facing Covid-19, natural disasters or persecution, over a million people in India were able to find new life in Christ and peace during the year’s uncertainties.”

Likewise, the mission of several Christian colleges, universities and schools were bolstered as a result of Stewards Fund grants. Karen Van Schouwen, director of annual giving for Dordt University, says, “Gifts through the Stewards Fund have and continue to serve students through scholarships, the annual fund and capital project support.”

“We could not imagine taking on a mission like this without all of their prayers and support!” adds Randy Vogelzang, director of gift planning and major gifts for Calvin University. “Stewards Fund gifts were instrumental in providing equipment and supplies to our biochemistry labs, scholarship awards to over 800 students, and support for our future teachers in the Education Department.”

On behalf of the thousands of charitable organizations who benefitted from your generosity in 2021, thank you for your extraordinary generosity! Your faithfulness will result in transformed lives and Kingdom-building ministry for many years yet to come.