Projects and Funding Needs at LeTourneau
The generous donors that make charitable contributions large and small are the backbone of this organization and the work that God is doing. Online donations are currently made through PayPal and will permit use of your credit card, debit card, or bank account.
To give to a specific project at LeTourneau, please select from the items below so that you are directed to the proper PayPal page, or give towards the General Operations Fund and your donation will go to the area of greatest need. You may choose to set up automatic recurring monthly donations or a one-time only gift.
If you prefer not to give online using PayPal, checks can be written to LeTourneau Christian Center and mailed to 4950 County Road 11, Rushville, NY 14544.
Lighting Our Future Capital Campaign
Help meet year-round ministry needs to ShineBright! for Christ
Thanks to the blessing of the Lord and our generous givers, the deed to the LeTourneau property was secured in 2015! However, securing the deed was just the first step — the vision for the ministry is much bigger!
The vision is one of service, support and renewal to continue to support churches and ministries laboring to reach the lost, disciple believers to grow more like Christ, and shine His Light into an ever-darkening world. We already welcome numerous youth and adults for retreats, camps and conferences throughout the year. As a retreat center, LeTourneau can offer support and service that generates physical and spiritual renewal, as well as hands-on training with spiritual life applications. To do this best, we need to upgrade aging buildings, repair roadways and parking, and ultimately, increase the range and number of groups we can serve at one time. In 2017, we see a clear need to begin plans to build a multi-purpose activity center with a gym that will allow indoor recreation and meeting space for groups during our colder months. As the Lord continues blessing the ministry and we bring more staff on to help serve the many guests, housing for staff has become a critical need as well. Thanks to a generous donor, we also have two new acres of land where we plan to build an outdoor recreation park in 2017 that will eventually include an obstacle course, a ropes course with high and low challenge elements, and perhaps an athletic field. You may give to these projects through a donation to the LOF fund. Help LeTCC continue Lighting Our Future!
General Operations Fund
The ministry of LeTourneau would not be possible without support from people who have a passion for encouraging and equipping Christians to reach the lost and those longing to grow their faith. Most of our funding comes through individuals giving generously as the Lord leads. The work cannot be done without financial resources. God provides, but He chooses to do so through donations from friends, sponsors, churches and businesses.
The past summer seasons have seen attendance of approximately:
2015: 5,750 – 6,000
2016: 5,750 – 6,000 people
2017: Even more anticipated
Your support is needed in order to continue our growth and reach more people for Christ.
Avis & Gerri Fund (Year-round)
Would you prayerfully consider investing in the Avis and Gerri Fund, which provides weekly stipends for our seasonal staffers who provide hospitality and support services to our guests, primarily during the busy summer months? Years past have seen our summer staff grow from 16 in 2013 to 23 in 2014 and 2015 to a team of 25 youth— including three college-age students— in 2016, when we launched a new discipling program known as “The Way.”
Students who participate in “The Way” receive discipleship and learn how to put principles into practice through the work of our ministry. This echoes the heart of Avis and Gerri, who for years served as summer staff leaders, guiding young people in study and memorization of Scripture, as did our other adult staff leaders. Pray that God would connect us with young people eager to serve in hands-on roles that can be physically demanding. We seek responsible teens and young adults developing godly maturity as servant-leaders, and welcome referrals from pastors. Please note: This fund remains open year-round.
Sponsor Youth or Missionaries on Short Stays
It’s been nicknamed “extreme hospitality”— a passion for the physical and spiritual needs of youth and others that we want to see the Lord meet through our ministry. As Jesus humbled himself to wash the feet of others, we too, want to follow His example in our hospitality. In past years, we have provided more than 300 pastors or missionaries a respite getaway, and enabled inner-city youth to enjoy a three-day, two-night summer camp experience free of charge. In 2016, we introduced multiple summer day camps for area children. We desire to continue blessing those on the front lines of ministry and evangelism and continue opening our doors so that young people may hear the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ. To give specifically so that others may be blessed and refreshed during a short stay at LeTourneau, please contact our main office at (585) 554-3400 or email us using the Contact Form.