Mission Service Activity of the Month
September 2021: Prepare Breast Cancer Survival Care Kits
In preparation for October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month, plan to create Breast Cancer Survival Care Kits. Is there a breast cancer treatment center in your hometown or a support group affiliated with your local hospital? Are there women in your congregation who have been diagnosed with breast cancer? These are the people we want to serve this month.
Do a little research. Find local businesses, clinics, or doctor offices that serve women with breast cancer. Or, make a list of the women known to members of your group or zone who you could pamper with a Breast Cancer Survival Care Kit.
Breast Cancer Survival Care Kits may include:
- A pretty scarf or hat
- Knitted prayer shawl
- Cozy socks
- Lip balm
- Travel-size hand sanitizer
- Travel mug
- Soothing flavors of tea
- Individually wrapped hard candies (butterscotch, caramel, etc.)
- Women’s devotion book
- Personal notes of encouragement tied together with a pretty ribbon
- Print off an encouragement bookmark or notecard from the LWML website. (NOTE: Encouragement bookmarks and notecards are also available in Spanish.)
- Small box of colored pencils to color the bookmark/notecard listed above.
Items can be placed in a plastic zip bag or a pretty fabric bag. A card with your church’s name, address, and contact information may be included.
Going the extra mile: Include on the card mentioned above, the phone number to call if the recipient would like to have prayers said for her.
You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off; fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:9b–10).
Devotion as You Plan:
Use the God Raises Me Up devotion found at lwml.org Program Resources>Devotions archives. This devotion also could be included in the Survival Kit.
Prayer as You Plan and Prepare
Heavenly Father, You have called us to comfort one another in times of need. Many are suffering with cancer and other illnesses. This month we lift up to You each woman impacted by breast cancer. We pray for Your healing hand upon their bodies. We especially pray for Your peace and comfort for their hearts and minds. You are the ultimate healer, and we thank You for each healing miracle that You provide. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.
The Gospel Outreach Committee would love to hear about, and share, your mission service activities! Please contact the Vice President of Gospel Outreach here. Thank you!