LWML Home Page Archives - September 2010
The Psalm 69:14 Project that provides emergency relief for families devastated by natural disaster has already helped 87 clients with one-time grants of $300 using LWML grant funds. A mother bought school clothes for her children; a disabled man was able to get a refrigerator so that he did not have to make daily trips to the store and an elderly disabled couple who are raising an autistic grandson were able to buy a bed for him. LWML needs $25,000 to complete this grant.
“Without the support and the generosity of LWML these blessings would simply not be possible,” writes LAMP Executive Director Don Johnson. He reports that six more students desire to study for Christian ministry to Native people. The remaining $50,000 needed for Native Leadership Scholarships would pay for one full year of study for all six.
LWML grants help touch many lives with Christ’s love. Please give generously.
LWML VP Gospel Outreach
This could be considered the official “tag line” for the Human Care Department. These four words say it all. We serve our brothers and sisters “with care and compassion”. For us this is not just the way we feel toward others, this is how we act toward one another. These are action words. Much as our Lord has always cared for us, showing us his compassion, we do the same for others.
…with Care and Compassion is also a wonderful resource, developed by a recent Human Care Committee, filled with ideas and information to help women care for themselves and others. LWML Catalog #14880
Walking in the steps of Jesus, we love because He first loved us.
Deaconess Sylvia Johnson
LWML VP of Human Care
One of the more intimate parts of our Christian life is talking to our God directly through prayer. Because of the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ on the cross and His resurrection we are assured of one-on-one communication with our Father in Heaven.
Lutheran Women in Mission support many mission grants financially through their Mite box offerings. We also use that one-on-one communication to talk to God about those missionaries and His people they are reaching out to with the Gospel. They ask for your prayers on their behalf!
Father, I believe the mission field you have prepared for me is right here at home. However, I know You want me to be involved in world missions as well. Help me to be faithful in prayer for missionaries and our mission grant recipients. Give me wisdom as to how you would have me support them financially and show me any other way in which I can help them. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
The LWML has a prayer book with prayers for women, A Woman’s Praying Heart, available in English and in Spanish. Shop the catalog or online.
LWML VP of Christian Life
For many people September is a “mini” new year. Once Labor Day is over, summer draws to an end, schools are back in session, and for some it is a fresh start.
Here is a suggestion for fresh start you might consider: partner with LWML in praying for our mission grants. One thing I find helpful is to print the monthly mission grant story and prayer guide and use it in my daily quiet time. The featured grant for September 2010 is: Kyrgyzstan Locals Trained for Evangelism, a grant of $100,000.
How vital it is that local leaders be trained and equipped to share the Gospel with the people of Kyrgyzstan. Long after our LCMS missionaries are gone, these local leaders will be the ones spreading the Gospel and telling what Jesus has done.
Our mission grants do make a difference in the lives of people, for now, and more importantly, for eternity. Pray for each of the 19 grants this biennium, and give generously to ensure that all the grants will be funded.
President Janice Wendorf