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Hello from Lutherhill,

I hope that wherever this message finds you – at home, at work, at school – it finds you well.

This has been the most bizarre summer in Lutherhill’s 66 years of ministry. For the first time since 1954 we were not able to welcome campers to this holy ground.

Even in the void, we did see little bit of hope. We…

  • Welcomed 18 Summer Staff members
  • Launched a Virtual Day Camp with Living Word Lutheran Church in Katy
  • Held our first ever Virtual Summer Camp – LIVE!- for two weeks
  • Completed camp improvement projects that typically get overlooked

Thank you for your words of encouragement & support – that made all of this possible. Lutherhill’s community is amazing.

Even with hope, the reality can be tough.

The reality of this public health crisis is more intense than we ever imagined. Lutherhill’s financial position has been profoundly impacted. Looking ahead our income sources are uncertain.

Our faithful, creative staff made incredible efforts to minimize expenses:

  • Reducing utility usage,
  • Freezing spending,
  • Securing a Payroll Protection Loan,

Despite these efforts, and with an unclear future, our Board of Directors made the difficult decision to reduce all staff hours and leave several positions unfilled.

It was a gut-wrenching decision. You know as well as I do, that the people – Lutherhill’s incredible staff – bring the Love of Christ to life.

This is our current reality. We need your help.

We need your presence and your support.

At the end of every worship, campers of all ages respond with the bonus chorus AND WE WILL.

We know that WE WILL overcome this current struggle.

This October, we launch the AND WE WILL appeal, a fundraising effort to restore Lutherhill and prepare us for the future.

And We Will… continue together in this journey with hope for the future. Thanks be to God.

Peace,
Matt Kindsvatter
Executive Director

Past Updates
Lutherhill COVID-19 Update 6.30.20
Lutherhill COVID-19 Update 6.1.20
Lutherhill COVID-19 Update 5.15.20
Lutherhill COVID-19 Update 5.1.20
Lutherhill COVID-19 Update 4.3.20
Lutherhill COVID-19 Update 3.19.20

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