Solomona Rakotonirina is shown as the sun rises on Lake Michigan at CUW, Tuesday, August, 8, 2017. Jeffrey Phelps photo

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” - 1 John 4:10

I want to express my appreciation and gratitude for your generosity in support of our education at Concordia University. God’s love is resonating through your action. It is a blessing and humbling to have your support as I aspire to be an ordained and called minister of the Lord. You inspire me to begin my ministry right here on campus by reaching out to others.

Your contribution to Concordia richly strengthens my heart. Your act of kindness encourages me to work diligently as I grow in mind, body, and spirit. You have helped me to engage in the Concordia community through my involvement as a treasurer for the Campus Ministry Leadership Team. God has given us the opportunity to impact many lives by responding in love, receiving God’s forgiveness, and living the Christian faith—starting at this
Christ-centered institution.

I extend my family’s gratitude from Madagascar!

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