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Home Mission Activities, Planned Giving/Estate Planning

Remembering Ms. Sara Roof

Ms. Sarah Roof, a lifelong member of Daniels Lutheran Church in Lincolnton, NC was a lady that was very interested in Home and Foreign Missions. Upon her death, her estate established the “Roof Mission Endowment Fund” which is administered through Daniels Lutheran Church. Her instructions were to divide the proceeds from the endowment with half going to Foreign Missions and half to Home Missions. Therefore, in July 2017, a gift of $10,000 was given to the North Carolina Lutheran Men in Mission Loan and Gift Fund and the Home Mission Foundation. A gift of $10,000 was also given to Foreign Missions through the North Carolina Lutheran Synod. Miss Sara was very active in the life and ministries of Daniels for over 90 years. She supported charitable causes within the community and church. Her legacy will live on through her generous gift.

Pictured left to right, Terry Edwards, John Fisher, Brandon Heavner, Daniel Locke, Sarah Locke and Dr. Brian Peterson

John Fisher, President of the Home Mission Foundation and Terry Edwards, Men’s Ministry Coordinator, North Carolina Lutheran Men in Mission attended the LTSS Annual Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The annual luncheon honors scholarship donors and student recipients. John and Terry were there to represent the Home Mission Foundation and NCLMM. They were honored to be seated with senior seminarians, Brandon Heavner, Daniel Locke and Sarah Locke. Also seated with them was Dr Brian Peterson, Professor of New Testament, Bible, and Mission, which is the endowed chair established by the NCLMM and HMF.




From the Reader’s Forum of the Lincoln Times-News, 6-16-14

Remembering Mary Lou Seagle Cline

Mary Lou Seagle Cline was a kind, humble and caring Christian lady who lived on the Seagle family farm in Vale, and was a lifelong member of Daniels Lutheran Church. She passed away last August at age 95. She had been married to Ira Cline, a well-known Lincoln County citizen who predeceased her. I had the privilege of serving as executor of her estate, and I just want the community to know of her kindness and generosity. Cline, through her will, gave significant monetary donations to Daniels Lutheran Church, Pleasant Grove Methodist Church (Ira Cline’s church), Christian Ministry of Lincoln County, Habitat for Humanity, Hospice, United Way, the Historical Society, Red Cross, Lutheran Brotherhood, Baptist World Hunger Fund, Cancer Fund and Heart Fund. Most of these funds will benefit Lincoln County citizens directly, and for that we are most appreciative, and we want to remember Mrs. Cline, and also her like-minded generous brother, Paul Seagle, who predeceased her.

Kendall Smith, 

For more information about Planned Giving through the Home Mission Foundation, please visit our “Planned Giving” page at this link.

“The Founders’ Legacy” Published in “The Lutheran” Magazine


The Home Mission Foundation was featured in an article written by Russ McKittrick, Vice President of the Executive Committee.  You can read the full article online at:


Excerpt from the article:

The Home Mission Foundation (HMF) is a nonprofit organization that serves Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in cooperation with the North Carolina Synod, its congregations and the North Carolina Lutheran Men in Mission.

The main mission of HMF is to advance the kingdom of God in North Carolina by administering funds from donors for the purpose of grants and low-interest loans to Lutheran congregations in North Carolina; grants and scholarships for education of pastors; and for other religious, educational and charitable purposes.

Lutheran men and women, filled with the Spirit, telling the good news and sharing God’s peace and joy with others through the world. Can this be real? Yes, it is!

The photo of four vessels shown here depicts, from left to right, the four dimensions of HMF’s ministry: Gift Fund, Professorship Fund, Revolving Loan Fund for congrega- tions, and Scholarship Fund.

Read the full article online at:

History of the HMF book available now

book_coverLiving Vessels: A History of the Home Mission Foundation, written by the Reverend Dr. H. George Anderson, has been published and is now available.

Please click on the “Contact” tab to request information on the distribution of this book.