I am grateful that Lutheran Special Education Ministries (LSEM) has been selected Mission of the Month for February 2018, and for St. Michael’s continued support of our ministry.

Since 1873, LSEM has been advancing the success of children who have learning needs, and our ministry has grown and changed in response to the changing landscape of the mission field upon which we serve.

LSEM has seen explosive growth and change over the past two years. We have continued to REACH across the country to SERVE families and SUPPORT children with learning needs to know Jesus. I am so excited to report that through the hard work of our teachers and staff and through your constant prayers and financial support, we have been able to increase the number of children we serve by almost 30% for each of the past two years!

God keeps opening door after door for us to be able to share His love with people near and far! Sometimes I am overwhelmed by how much He has placed before us and wonder if we can keep up with the amount of love He showers upon us. That’s when I remind myself how unique we are – we are an organization that has continually evolved and adapted to meet the needs of the communities in which we serve. 145 years later we are still committed to identifying the
needs of students and meeting them where they are, in schools where they are nurtured by the love of Jesus.

I know that as long as we focus on His good and perfect plan, we can’t go wrong.

Thank you for welcoming us as your neighbors working in your community! Thank you for valuing the life-changing work that our teachers do in Christian schools in the Twin Cities region and across the country! May God richly bless the St. Michael family as you continue to welcome and love your neighbors in response to God’s love, including kids with learning needs.

In His Service,
Stacy Hoeft, CEO