PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING!
The LWML Mission Goal of $1,825,000
has been met and surpassed!
Extending God's Kingdom
In a few weeks LWML members will arrive in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for our 2013 convention to experience being “Quenched by the Water.”
Heart to Heart District Leaders from 13 LWML districts and H2H Sisters from 13 districts will join us. Women are of Sudanese, Hispanic, Native American, Hawaiian, African American, Chinese, Moroccan, Eritrean, and Burmese, descent will offer a glimpse of heaven, where we will be “. . .from every nation, tribe, people, and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb” (Revelation 7:9b).
The LCMS is partnering with the LWML to fund the H2H Program. A grant of $7500 will help fund training for 14 H2H District Leaders and 24 H2H Sisters. We are excited to share in this opportunity to work together to extend God’s Kingdom to people of all races, ages, and ethnicities.
Young Woman Representatives from 37 districts are coming to meet, form relationships, share and learn from each other and experienced LWML members. These young women will bring much enthusiasm, optimism, and energy to our convention.
After the convention adjourns and everyone returns home, the sharing and learning really begins. Invite these women into your groups, welcome their ideas, and accept what they bring to the discussion.
We have Good News to share and what we learn at this convention can reach many more people when we return home and begin to live the Scripture verse: [Jesus said:] “… but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life” (John 4:14).
LWML Vice President of Special Focus Ministries
Verse of the Week
The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever. ~Isaiah 40:8
“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” Isaiah 40:8
April showers bring May flowers… how many of you memorized this rhyme in preschool or kindergarten? It is so exciting to see the first tulip peak out of the ground or to watch the daffodils open in the spring, yet we all know that these flowers bloom for just a short time and then they wither and die again for another year. The feeling of happiness that they give, however beautiful they are, is temporary, far different from the joy of the Lord!
True joy is a fruit of the spirit and a gift from God through faith in Jesus Christ. It is a contentment that can only be found when, by the working of the Holy Spirit, we are in His Word and doing His work. The word of our God is unchanging, and the faithfulness He shows will not wither or fall. Take joy in being His voice, His hands, and His feet.