Small Amounts Gathered Together and Blessed by God

But he answered them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give it to them to eat?” And he said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they had found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.” … And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men (Mark 6:37–38, 44).

Jesus fed over five thousand people with just five loaves of bread and two fish. It doesn’t seem possible that such a large crowd could be fed with so little. The food was blessed and satisfied all the people with twelve baskets of broken pieces of bread and fish leftover.

Lutheran Women in Mission are spreading the Gospel to the world with their donations in their Mite Boxes. Amounts may be small, but when gathered together and blessed by God they are impacting the world with the message of salvation. Mite offerings collected within districts support both national (25%) and district (75%) grants. During 2022–2024, 31 grants nationally and 455 district-wide are being supported.

Mission grant proposal submission deadline for the 2025 LWML Convention is September 1, 2024. Visit for details.

Sharon von Qualen




LWML Resources