A Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregation in Wisconsin received its third Mission Match matching contribution to fund a local project for children in need. The project was entitled "Soles for Souls" and the application materials indicated that "last year Mission Match made a wonderful impact on our ability to raise funds and encourage hands on mission." Mission Match application materials from the church stated, "This has been very helpful in motivating our congregation to increase their giving to this mission project." According to the Mission Match Mission Spending Percentage Calculator from the church, total spending for the congregation, as a portion of total spending, was 18% annually the year before the first Mission Match matching contribution was received. Mission spending as a portion of total congregational spending increased to 20% annually in the year preceding this request. The Mission Match application from the church stated, "Soles for Souls exists to provide a new pair of shoes for children in need at the beginning of each school year. In August 2009, over 1,100 needy children received a new pair of shoes." Additional application materials from the church stated that they "feel strongly that this project is carried out in Jesus' name. One only has to look at the faces of the recipients to know that they feel loved by Jesus. At our give-a-way this past summer one mother told us she "thanks God for what we have done for her family." Follow-up comments received from the Ministry Facilitator stated, "Our goal for the Soles for Souls mission project was to supply 1,300 shoe certificates to youth in pre-school through 9th grade. We are proud to announce that we will be able to supply the 1,300 shoe certificates, meeting our goal for 2010! We do feel God has blessed our efforts when challenging our members to a greater financial discipleship as we share Jesus' love with a hurting world."