Learn more about our ministry via these short videos by NT-NL MEF “celebrities” who tell the exciting stories of the history and success of MEF.
How has the Shepherd’s Pantry at Shepherd of Life/Arlington grown and adapted to needs in the Covid-19 world we are living in? The Rev. Mark Hadley tells this inspiring story of how his congregation came together to serve their neighbors:
The Rev. Edy Santos shares the growth of Iglesia Luterana Adviento/Arlington with details of his congregations social and service life, providing for the members and the neighborhood:
Want to hear the Mission Endowment history from one who knows it in depth? Our dear Hattie Hammer shares her reflections and highlights as the Executive Director 2003-2018:
Wow! St. John/Wilson, Texas, a small rural church in west Texas is providing much needed resources of food for its community. SAWL Tonda Freitag tells how this congregation continues to offer assistance with their Mobile Food Pantry to those in need:
MEF Charter Member, The Rev. Dr. Kevin Kanouse, reflects on the beginning of the Mission Endowment Fund, his involvement as Bishop of the NT-NL, how the fund grew, what I means to the NT-NL, and how you can be a part of this ministry:
Advent/Arlington’s Lord’s Pantry is modeled after Shepherd of Life’s Shepherd’s Pantry. Carol Kocher shares how this ministry is serving its community and providing their neighbors in times of emergencies:
NT-NL Director of Evangelical Mission, The Rev. Irma Bañales, expresses her thanks for the ministry support throughout our Synod to many congregations, particularly with the newest of our congregations:
NT-NL Mission Endowment Fund Executive Director, Linda Ness, expresses her thanks to charter members, supporters, and grant applicants as she tells the stories of several recent grants. Is your congregation featured?
Briarwood Retreat Center showcases its summer program, and Robert Smith expresses his gratitude to the MEF for the support of Briarwood’s mission:
Christ Lutheran/Dallas has been a sustaining supporter of the NT-NL Mission Endowment Fund for many years. Melissa Dvorocsik tells the story of her congregation’s generosity as an expression of thanksgiving:
NT-NL Bishop Erik Gronberg tells the story of IMPACT of the NT-NL Mission Endowment Fund. And he announces a generous Endowment Gift from Ascension/Garland. We are grateful beyond what words can express!
Learn how the NT-NL Mission Endowment Fund began! Virginia Worley tells the story of her involvement and the other Charter members. Growth from first grants of $5,000 in 1996 to $82,000 in 2020! We are so grateful: