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For the third year in a row Minnesota students
and leaders raised over a million dollars for
Speed the Light, finishing 2017 with a total of
$1,440,566.86. It was the tenth consecutive
year of growth. Here are some highlights:

• 71 MN churches gave over $1,000
• 25 MN churches gave over $10,000
• 13 MN churches gave over $30,000
• 4 MN churches gave over $100,000

The Bridge Church in Saint Francis, a church
plant, gave to STL for the first time in 2017,
totaling in at $1,082.

Despite a pastoral transition, Albert Lea AG
saw an increase of over $3,200 in STL giving,
from $1,800 in 2016 to $5,034 in 2017.

Bethel’s Rock in Richfield hit their goal and
gave over $10,000, more than doubling their
2016 total.

Princeton’s New Life Church had never given
more than $15,000 in a year towards STL. In
2017, they hit $33,105!

Redeeming Love Church in Maplewood saw a
$25,600 increase this year to reach $46,600
and were featured in their local newspaper.

Hillside Church in Mankato saw a $33,074
increase over 2016 and gave $76,774 in 2017.

River Valley Church was the top overall
church in the nation, giving $330,000.

Thank you for supporting students as they
trusted God with sacrificial giving and
ingenuity. In 2017 they provided vehicles
to nine world missionaries and seven US
missionaries, audio/visual equipment to five
Minnesota church plants, and funds for a
variety of projects with national, global, and
eternal impact.

We celebrate knowing that unreached people
groups now have access to the Gospel through
Live|Dead, women and children are freed
from human trafficking with Project Rescue
and FREE International, and thousands of
Ethiopians will have access to fresh water and
the Gospel through World Serve water wells.