A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
Crowned with Mercy
WRITE THIS ARTICLE FOR THE ANNUAL REPORT TO THE DONORS
Bread for Day: Daily Bible Readings and Prayers,
isPsalm103:1-5.Mydevotionseveryday include the readings and prayers from this wonderful resource published by Augsburg Fortress.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me,bless his holy name. Bless, the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits —who forgives all your iniquity,
TheLord,whocrownseachofuswithloveandmercy,hasblessedusatLTSPwithyourfaithfulsupport.Iinviteyoutoporeoverthese pages and give thanks to God with me and all of us at LTSP for the hundreds of supporters who know the value and cost of preparing the next generation of leaders for the church. As I write, the entering class has begun moving onto the campus. It is strong innumbersandfilledwithpotentialtoservecommunitiesoffaitharoundthechurch.Theycometrustingthatthechurchwillbethereforthemtosupporttheminthesacrificialandcourageouschoicesthattheyhavemade.Manyhavedroppedeverythingtoprepareforministry. As you may know, the gifts reported here now constitute forty percent of LTSP’s annual revenue. We could not do ourmission without you. We are bold throughout the year to ask you for generous gifts because we believe in the mission that God has set before us, andareconfidentthatGodhasbenefitedusatLTSPwitharichtraditionofexcellence,asuperiorfaculty,andastudentbodythatalwaysrenewsmyfaithinthechurch.AsIwitnesstheirfaith,experienceanddedication,IknowthatGodhasplacedthefutureofthechurchin good hands. In this report our message is simple, “We give thanks to God for you and bless his holy name.” We do not take thesegenerousdonationslightlyasweknowhowmanyneedstherearetowhichallofuscangive.WegivethankstoGodforyourtrustandfaithfulness. As a school approaching its 150th anniversary, we give thanks to God, who, as on wings of an eagle, uplifts and sustainsus through your friendship.ItisalsomyhonorandpleasuretoannounceournewVicePresidentforAdvancement,TheRev.JohnPuotinen(ELCA),whoisaveterandevelopmentexecutiveandawonderfulhumanbeing.Godhasagainblesseduswithastellarleader.Meethimontheopposite page. I ask you to offer him the same hospitality and gracious support that you have offered all of us who invite you to advance themissionandcauseofLTSP.May the Lord continue to prosper our work together.“God of blessings, you show your generosity to us in countless and surprising ways. Stir up your spirit among us, that we may perceive your loving works and give thanks for your compassion, through our Lord Jesus Christ” (
Bread for the Day,
Aug. 19, 2010).Philip D. Krey
who heals all your diseases,who redeems your life from the pit,who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,who satisfies you with good as long as you live so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.