A printable PDF of these instructions can be found at the end of this article.

Leader instructions

During the month of November, families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving. Some families have the tradition of reflecting on the past year and recounting the blessings they have received. This month’s devotion, Total Praise, can be used by the Mailbox Member for either a personal devotion or one done with the family around the Thanksgiving dinner table.

Access the devotion, Total Praise.

For Paper Copies:
  • Download and print this month’s resource (in bold above) to share with each Mailbox Member.
  • Print as many copies of the resource as you need for your Mailbox Member participants.
  • Don’t forget to sign the message and leave your contact information!
  • As you place this information in your Mailbox Member participant’s mailbox, pray for this child of God!
For Electronic Communication:
  • Open this month’s resource idea and read the coordinator information.
  • Get ready to send a new email, and in the subject line write: LWML Mailbox Member Greetings
  • Copy and paste the Mailbox Member message on the next page into your email.
  • Attach the resource(s) for the month.
  • Send this message off with a prayer for this Mailbox Member, a child of God!

Distribute the resource to your Mailbox Member participants with the following Mailbox Member Message:

(NOTE: Leader, if you or your group will not be matching a Mailbox Member with a family from church who may be willing to include them in their family Thanksgiving activities, please edit the note below to reflect that change.) 

Hello from LWML! 

During the month of November we gather to celebrate Thanksgiving. You might be celebrating with your whole family or it might be a day that you spend by yourself. Either way, take time this month to reflect on the blessings you experienced during the past year. Use the enclosed devotion Total Praise as a way to begin reflecting on how God has worked in your life this past year and how you can give Him total praise.

If you are going to be alone for Thanksgiving this year, please call me. I will help you connect with a family from our church who would love to celebrate with you. If you have any questions, please call me at ________________________________.  

You will be remembered in my prayers this month as I continue to give thanks for you and your witness to me.  

Your Sister in Christ,



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