LILAP—Lutheran International Library Assistance ProJECT
LILAP experiences change, currently unable to accept new donations
For more than 20 years, the Lutheran International Library Assistance Project (LILAP), an auxiliary service program of the Luther Seminary Library and the Global Mission Institute, has supplied Christian institutions of higher education around the world with good quality theological books for their libraries. Enabling the redistribution of these vital educational resources globally from a place of surplus to places of scarcity has been important and rewarding work. LILAP has received many expressions of thanks from recipient institutions around the world as well as from donors who have had the satisfaction of knowing that their books will remain in service.
Ultimately, however, the present financial challenges of the seminary have proven too great to allow this program to continue as it is currently. The seminary is evaluating options for continuing LILAP’s mission of directly supporting our global partners in higher education through the provision of books and scholarship. Effective immediately, LILAP will no longer be able to accept new donations of books until further notice.
We wish to sincerely thank all the individuals and churches who have helped support LILAP through the years, both financially and, of course, by donating precious books. We owe a particular debt of gratitude to Dr. Marianna Forde, who has faithfully managed this work these past dozen years.
As we transition to new models and partnerships that will help share valuable theological resources with leaders around the world, we will provide more information on ways you can support this ministry in the future.
Luther Seminary Library
Global Mission Institute