2017–2019 Mission Grant 14
Laborers of Love
Lutheran Braille Workers
Lutheran Braille Workers (LBW) has been providing God’s Word to the visually impaired since 1943, utilizing the New International Version of the Bible for the past 25 years. With the use of the English Standard Version (ESV) by the LCMS, LBW desires to offer people with visual disability the opportunity to worship and study with the same translation of the Bible as sighted people of the Church. These funds will assist in the cost of the production of the zinc plates for each Braille Work Center along with producing the ESV Bible in large print.
WHEREAS, Jesus declares, “The sower soweth the Word” (Mark 4:14 KJ21), and He uses our hands to do the sowing; and WHEREAS, Lutherans Braille Workers (LBW) , one of the largest producer of biblical Braille in the world, is daily asked to send God’s Word to blind and visually impaired people around the world; and
WHEREAS, LBW has been providing the New International Version translation of the Bible to people with visual impairment free of charge for more than 25 years; and
WHEREAS, The LCMS has chosen to use the English Standard Version of the Bible and funds are needed to produce the English Standard Version of the Bible for the blind and visually impaired; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the delegates gathered at the 2017 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, vote the sum of $100,000 to help fund Laborers of Love - Lutheran Braille Workers.