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Lutheran Education Growing in Uruguay

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This past July, Lutheran Church Extension Fund President and CEO, Rev. Bart Day was in Montevideo, Uruguay, securing a loan with the Concordia Education Foundation and the Lutheran Church of Uruguay.

This partnership will see the expansion of a high school program and the launch of a Lutheran university. We pray the Lord will richly bless this project for decades to come as Lutheran education continues to grow and expand.

Pictured (from left to right): Nicolas Castellano, Attorney; Juan María Airoldi Algorta, Notary Public; Bart Day, President and CEO, LCEF; Mauro Roll, FEC (Concordia Education Foundation); Edgardo Mastrantono, President San Pablo Lutheran Church of Uruguay.