2017–2019 Mission Grant 9
Lutheran World Relief Quilt and Kit Shipping Fund
Every year, many Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) groups and individuals join their hearts and hands in sewing mission quilts, making blankets, and assembling personal care, baby care, school, and fabric kits to be distributed to people in need through Lutheran World Relief (LWR). Delivering these materials to people in need is a long and sometimes complex process, involving trucking and rail transportation, warehousing, processing, and overseas shipping. This grant to LWR’s Quilt and Shipping Fund ensures the ability to deliver more than 35,500 quilts each year to our neighbors in need around the world and sustains the ministry that so many LWML members have been a part of for generations.
WHEREAS, Our Lord Jesus Christ, being above all, cared for the poor and fed the hungry, and that God, our Creator and Redeemer, and the Holy Spirit fill us with the desire to care for the hungry, those who thirst and those with nothing; and
WHEREAS, For over 70 years, LWML and Lutheran World Relief have worked together in Christian love to provide for the needs of people worldwide with handmade quilts and kits; and
WHEREAS, These gifts of faith provide Lutherans of all ages a hands-on way to reach out and share the love of Jesus with their furthest neighbors, and in doing so grow in their faith while offering new hope for families worldwide; and
WHEREAS, The Lord watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless (Ps.146:9), and we follow by giving them first priority in receiving these gifts as the intensity of humanitarian needs increases around the world; 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 $80,000 to fund the Lutheran World Relief Quilt and Kit Shipping.