It's A Big World
The young mom kissed her five-year-old daughter and husband goodbye at the airport. It was the first time she flew alone — the first time this dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker had been west of Buffalo!
And then it happened…Surprise! Culture shock!
The exotic locale? Ames, Iowa, in 1985. The very first LWML convention I attended was inadvertently my first cross-cultural trip, too — replete with new terrain diverse accents, and a distinct LWML culture with its own way of doing things.
I got hooked on the LWML that year. I got hooked on mission trips, too. I marvel how the experiences in Ames prepared me for the mission work I now do in Latin America. See you in Sioux Falls. Let’s be surprised together!
Nancy Graf Peters
2 Motherhood in the Mission Field PDF
8 To India: Sincerely, Mrs. W.G. Brockopp PDF
10 “…Moments So Pretty” To Panama and Back PDF
12 Backpacks, Blooms, & Border Crossings PDF
13 The Bathrobe Bunch PDF
14 Idea Bank — Part II PDF
16 Shh…Want to Hear a Secret? PDF
24 Oh, the Places They Did Go! PDF
28 LWML Mission Grants Ballot PDF