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Projects done by churches in Wisconsin that received Mission Match® funds

August 2010

Congregation in Wisconsin provides new pairs of shoes to needy children in their county   (click to open/close)

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.”


August 2009

Congregation in Wisconsin provides new pairs of shoes to needy children in their county.   (click to open/close)

A Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregation in Wisconsin received a second Mission Match matching contribution to conduct an annual shoe giveaway. According to the congregation's Mission Match application materials, the project aims to provide a new pair of shoes at the beginning of each school year for every needy child (preschool – 9th grade) in their county. In follow-up comments from the congregation, "People are amazed at what we can do!!! They are coming up with new ideas for mission."


August 2008

Congregation in Wisconsin provides new pair of shoes to local children in need   (click to open/close)

A Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregation in Wisconsin provided a new pair of shoes to local children in need. According to the congregation's Mission Match application materials, they wanted to give a new pair of shoes to each child in their county school district. A follow-up report stated that they accomplished "giving out 1,100 pairs of shoes to children, who were from preschool to ninth grade age." According to the application materials, this is a yearly project for this church and the Mission Match opportunity "encouraged us to give above and beyond our pledges to change lives in our own community." In a church follow-up report from 2008, "This year we did not turn any children away and had more church members involved than in past years."


March 2005

Congregation in Wisconsin sends a member of church to China for community development   (click to open/close)

A United Methodist church in Wisconsin, according to their Mission Match application, was "the sending church for a young woman working in China. She is the first person raised in our congregation to enter the overseas mission work as a fulltime vocation and we want to prayerfully support her. We hope that her work and reports will inspire and educate us as well." According to materials from the congregation, "She worked in community development with disadvantaged children in a city in China."