"...the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work." - 2 Corinthians 9: 6-8

2023 Offering Recipient: Foundation of Life


Also known as the African National Ministry, led by the Rev. Gilo Gora Agwa, it was launched in May 2017 as a partnership between Saint Paul Area Synod (ELCA) and the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area (PCUSA).

The Foundation of Life congregation is an outreach to the Anuak refugee community in Minnesota. In addition to weekly worship, educational classes focused on leadership development and integration into U.S. culture take place throughout the year. The Anuak are from the Gambella region of western Ethiopia, although some live across the border in South Sudan.