ELM Grant recipient Grace Lutheran Church featured in The Lutheran

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2012 ELM Grant recipient Grace Lutheran Church of Houston, TX ministry was profiled in The Lutheran Magazine. Grace Lutheran Church runs the ministry Grace Place, an organization that serves homeless youth in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston.  Grace Place “provides a safe, welcoming environment for vulnerable homeless youth of all sexualities and gender identities, providing nourishment, healthy relationships and hope for the future. ” Grace Lutheran Church has been an ELM Grant recipient for three years. 

Rev. Lura Groen, the pastor at Grace Lutheran Church asked to share this with ELM supporters:

“Thanks, ELM! You provided grant money that made ministry at Grace Lutheran possible, and it is more fun than I ever could have expected! Not only that, through Proclaim I was connected to other pastors doing tranformative homeless ministry. They inspired me, held me accountable, and were always on the other end of the phone when I needed advice. What a wonderful community ELM is for empowering God’s work in the world!”

Read more about Grace Lutheran Church here. Information about ELM’s 2013 Grant Cycle will be posted on our website at the end of July.