List of 7 frequently asked questions.
1. What is the annual "Gala"? This is the first I've heard of it.
BUT... This event is not limited to one physical location! It is an event in which literally thousands of people can participate. It will not only include those who attend the event, but those who cannot attend have the opportunity of donating items for auctioning, sending financial gifts, and joining in the fun of the auction online!
2. What is the MISSION of Mission Advancement?
3. Why a Gala and Auction?
For example: we WELS businesses donating their consumer goods and gift certificates to be liquidated into a cash gift for LPS, WELS parents using their wood working and handcrafting gifts to create a gift for the auction (quilts, cards, furniture and much more!), WELS ladies and men with organization skills working on the planning, WELS owners of cabins and boats and vacation homes willing to lend out a week to another WELS friend and donate the value of that to LPS, WELS World Missionaries giving us a "taste of their country in mission baskets" or decorations, and on and on and on!
The time, talents and treasures these folks have are going to financially benefit Luther Prep's mission in a way they never could without the Gala and it's a silent auction and giving opportunities. Those who can give financially now have a specific opportunity to do so as well.
4. Who can attend the Gala?
5. What if I don't have a lot to give in talents or time or money?
And if you can't afford the time, talents, or treasures - never under estimate the power of prayer! Pray for Luther Prep that more students will come to your synodical prep school and be encouraged toward the public ministry.
Pray that Luther Prep receives enough financial gifts to fund our program of ministerial education on the high school level. Pray for the young people in your lives, that they might be encouraged to become future pastors, teachers, and staff ministers! The more students we have, the more pastors and teachers our synod will have, the more missions and schools can be opened, and the more souls can hear the saving gospel through out the world! God promises that the prayers of the faithful accomplish much!
6. OK! Where do I get more information, donate items, buy tickets, or donate cash?
7. What were the results of past Galas?
April 21, 2007 Gala "A Knight to Remember", after expenses were paid, raised over $65,000!
April 19, 2008 Gala "Lights! Camera! Auction! - A Night on the Red Carpet", after expenses were paid, raised $44,439.00!
April 18, 2009 Gala "An Evening in the Tropics", after expenses were paid, raised $57,100!
April 17, 2010 Gala "Prep Around the World", after expenses were paid, raised $46,949!
April 30, 2011 Gala "Best Gifts", after expenses were paid, raised $42,195!
April 28, 2012 Gala VII "Wonders of Prep" raised $58,000!
April 27, 2013 Gala VIII "Blast from the Past" raised $73,386
April 26, 2014 Gala IX "Night on the Town" raised $66,640
April 25, 2015 Gala X "Continue in My Word" brought blessings of $63,000
April 23, 2016 Gala XI "Let's Put on a Show" supplied $50,885 to LPS
April 22, 2017 Gala XII "Showers of Blessing" showered LPS with $51,443
April 21,2018 Gala XIII "Carnival of Fun" prizes for Prep should tally $66,000
April 13, 2019 Gala XIV "Ministry Minded to LPS" Generous hearts gave $62,000