LWML Giving


LWML Means Mites for Missions

Giving like the widow's mite

Martin Luther once said, "We cannot give God anything; for everything is already His, and all we have comes from Him. We can only give him praise, thanks, and honor." When our sisters in the faith met at the LWML's organizing convention in 1942, one of their first acts was to select mission projects to support. First was the support of Christ Church Chapel for the Deaf in Cleveland in the amount of $15,000. In postwar Europe, we sent aid to children orphaned by the ravages of World War II.

During the 2013-15 biennium, mites will fund 18 national grants for a total mite goal of $1,830,000. Adding the 75 percent kept by the districts for their grants gives an amazing sum of more than $100,000,000 – a tremendous testimony to the power of mites when blessed by the Lord.

Today, we, like our founders, seek to live our Christian lives in faithful service and outreach. Listed below are a few of the grants our mites currently support:

In the past 70 years, over $100 million has been contributed through mite offerings. Your gift, along with the contributions of others, will provide perpetual funding to assist the LWML in continuing its history of mission-ministry in the church, the community and among the people of the world.

The Lutheran Women's Missionary League is a tax-exempt organization by the Internal Revenue Service under section 501c(3) of the IRS Code. Contributions to LWML are deductible by donors as provided in section 170 of the IRS Code.

There are many ways to support the LWML: