Convention Central Issue #10
LWML eNews Issue #187 – August 4, 2016
The LWML Michigan District met in convention July 29–31, 2016 under the theme “Chosen to Bear Lasting Fruit.” Over 680 men and women joined together at the Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, Michigan. Gayle Sommerfeld, co-founder of Mission Opportunities Short Term (MOST Ministries) and mission speaker during the convention, shared how volunteers on short term mission trips provide lasting fruit around the world. MOST Ministries is a Christian non-profit organization that connects, trains, and sends short-term mission teams throughout the world, in response to requests from missionaries and churches bodies. President Willie Marie Henry led delegates in adopting 13 mission grants for the new biennium and electing Susan Gruber as new LWML Michigan District President. In a wonderful example of a history of service in LWML, Susan’s mother, Viola (Vi) Gruber, held the office of District President exactly 20 years earlier.
Get ready for your ticket to a convention to remember! During the 2017 LWML Convention, Deaconess Betty Knapp will expand on the theme of the convention, “Jesus Christ Above All” from Philippians 2:9 in her Bible studies. LWML will be observing its 75th anniversary during the convention with a special “Diamond Dazzle” celebration on Saturday evening, June 24, 2017. Since the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod also observes the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017, Jan Struck will provide humorous interruptions as Katie Luther. For up-to-date convention information, see future issues of the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly or visit the website at www.lwml.org/2017-convention.
Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Since 1942, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman's relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries, and to support global missions.
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