LWML Resources - Heart to Heart Sisters
The purpose of the Heart to Heart Sisters Committee is to
- motivate, equip, and ensure opportunities for women of diverse ethnic groups to serve the church, participate in LWML, witness to the world, and grow in relationships as sisters in Christ
- produce and facilitate the H2H program for the LWML convention
The LWML recognizes there are gifted ethnic women serving with joy and passion in many ethnic-specific ministries throughout the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Because of the nature of ethnic-specific ministry, many of these women leaders are unfamiliar with the culture of the LCMS and LWML.
The Heart to Heart Sisters Program is an intentional effort to include ethnic women in the life and work of the LWML. The first Heart to Heart Sisters participated in the 2003 Oklahoma City LWML Convention. Since that time, over 163 women from a variety of ethnic groups have taken part in the Heart to Heart Sisters Program at a national LWML convention.
The Heart to Heart Sisters Task Force hosted the first Heart to Heart Sisters District Leadership Training Program at the 2011 Peoria LWML Convention to support the creation of Heart to Heart Sisters programs in the districts. Heart to Heart District Leaders identify ethnic LCMS women in their districts and encourage them to become a member and participate in the work of the LWML. Their participation will enhance and enrich the ministry of the entire LWML.
We are committed to assisting LWML Districts in establishing Heart to Heart Sisters programs so ethnic women may mutually encourage one another, support each other, and work together, living out the beautiful diversity that is the body of Christ. At the 2015 Des Moines LWML Convention, we will host our second training of district leaders who will lead district Heart to Heart Sisters programs. We are excited about the opportunity to support, network, and encourage these women.
We are also committed to producing materials and resources that will support understanding and ensure the building of positive relationships in a multicultural world to effectively carry out the mission the Lord has given us on earth. We pray this will benefit and bless our entire church body as we live out the mission of the Church.
We stand ready to partner with you and assist in generating ideas for your unique region. Together we can explore the world of possibilities that exist to build your LWML ministry so that it not only reaches the people of the world, but also reflects the rich diversity that is who we are as The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. To God be all glory!
2013 -2015 Heart to Heart Sisters - National Committee
Kristi Roegner, Bessie Fick, Margo Dupre, Ch.
Click here for a listing of Multicultural Resources Available from LWML.
Articles from the Lutheran Woman's Quarterly Featuring Heart to Heart Sisters
A Journey of Healing by Patricia Main, Fall 2012 (PDF 635KB)
A Place at the Table, featuring Melissa Salomón, Winter 2007 (PDF, 301KB)
Painting the Portrait of the LWML: Anybody Missing?, by Marilyn McClure, Spring 2008, (PDF, 468KB)
From Daughter of the East to Missionary in the West: The Roads Cynthia Traveled, featuring Cynthia Khan, Spring 2009 (PDF, 283KB)
A Door No One Could Shut: Abeba’s Story, featuring Abeba Tzeggai, Winter 2009 (PDF, 223KB)