Lutheran Woman's Quarterly
Fall 2020 "Inspired to Share HIS Story"
What inspired you to be in mission … to pledge to Him your hands, feet, voice, mite offerings, and all that you are to serve Him?
I love music! My father told me I could sing before I could talk. It’s no surprise: the hymns we sang were my favorite part of long-ago mission fair Sundays. I wondered what it would be like to see the icy mountains of Greenland, the coral strands of India, the palmy plains … and see it all of it until His story was spread from pole to pole. I wanted to do that! I yearned to waft off to God’s people in different nations and share what God had done for me — and them. But, after high school, the needed training was not possible for me.
As a college graduate, with no teaching job available and no long-term relationship in view, I prayed for the Lord’s guidance. Would I now be a missionary? God soon sent me a teaching job and my husband, Don.
I thought that being a missionary was far from me, but God’s plan changed my childhood ideas of mission activity. Now I’m still a worker in His harvest. I can tell the love of Jesus and how He died for all of us. I may not be the motivator to rouse the wicked or lead the mission team, but I can be the one who holds them up — in prayer, in mite offerings, in my writing, or even by going on a mission trip — any way He chooses.
What inspires you to be in mission? The stories in this issue may not be your story, but they are the stories of God’s children who follow His guidance, share His Gospel, and, wherever and whenever He asks, say, “Here am I. Send me. Send me!”
Sheila Lutz, Editor-in-Chief
2 A Grace-Full Woman
3 Inspired to Share the Gospel!
6 Witness Opportunities
7 The Workers Are Few. The Harvest is Plentiful!
11 What Promise of Jesus is Guiding Your Next Step?
12 Encourager, Motivator, Child of God (Reflections on Marlys Taege Moberg)
13 Pinch Me
22 Be Inspired by His Word
In Every Issue
1 Praying the Psalms
10 Special Focus Ministries
14 Grants@Work: Women's Witness and Mercy in Asia or read it online here
15 Grants@Work: Mission Grants
23 Lutheran Women in Action
25 INK Spot
28 Shop LWML
29 President's Page: Planting Seeds
available to download and print
16 Inspired to Share HIS Story
Inspired to Share HIS Story — Leader Guide
17 Inspirados a Compartir SU Historia
18 The Power of Words
The Power of Words — Leader Guide
20 We've Got GOOD NEWS to Tell
We've Got GOOD NEWS to Tell — Leader Guide