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nullLWML eNews Issue #176 – April 15, 2016

President Patti on KFUO Interview

President Patti Ross is scheduled to visit with Andy Bates, host of the KFUO morning program “His Time” on Wednesday, April 20 at 7:40 a.m. CDT. She will be discussing the change of location of the 2017 LWML Convention to Albuquerque, New Mexico and updating the audience on the most recent information on LWML programs and outreach. 

 Your Mite Offerings Touch Lives!

nullA community in East St. Louis, Ill., and another in Fremont, Neb. will benefit from recently awarded grants from Lutheran Housing Support® (LHS) as part of its “Helping Hand Initiative.” In February, President Patti Ross met with Nicole Turner-Ridley, Chief Executive of LHS, about the Initiative, which is a current LWML mission grant recipient. The two discussed how the agency connects LCMS groups with community partners to help revitalize neighborhoods and provide affordable housing. LWML mite support is revitalizing these two communities. Go to the LWML website to learn more about this grant.


LWML Officer Nominations 

It’s time to make nominations for new officers to be elected during the 2017 LWML Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The following officers will be elected during the convention:

  • Vice President of Christian Life
  • Vice President of Communication
  • Vice President of Gospel Outreach
  • Recording Secretary
  • Nominating Committee (five members)

The 2015–2017 Nominating Committee requests your prayers for God to guide women willing to serve Him through their work in the LWML. Nominations may be made by any LWML member, but forms must be signed by a District President.  Forms and information concerning expectations and job descriptions for each office are available on the LWML website.  

Mite Goal Update as of March 31, 2016

Mission Goal for 2015–2017 Biennium: $2,000,000
Amount Received (all sources): $963,484.61
Amount Needed: $1,036,515.39

Mites and donations may be made through individual Mite Box offerings to societies, zones, and districts, PayPal accounts, the LWML website’s online donation process, setting up recurring electronic donations through Joyful Response®, by calling the LWML office — 1.800.252.5965, or mailing your contribution to: LWML, 3558 S. Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, MO, 63118

What’s New on the LWML Website:

April Mission Grant Resources

nullEach month one grant is featured on the LWML website with a Mission Power Poster, Devotion, Bulletin Bytes, Prayer Guide, and Story.

April’s resources feature Providing Hope for Detroit. This grant supports the churches of Detroit as they reconnect with communities, evangelizing and spreading the Good News while providing literacy, job coaching, parenting classes, sports camps, and community beautification.

Check out the website for more information on this grant.

nullMission Servants Activity

April Mission Servants Activity of the Month: Spring Nursing Home Projects. Deliver bird feeders to nursing homes and start a raised garden. Check out the website for more information. 


Mission Grant Proposal Guidelines

The grant application process is now open for new grant requests for the 2017–2019 biennium! An electronic submission form and updated guidelines are available on the website.

Updated LWML Mission Grants Resume

This detailed listing of Mission Grants from 1943–2015 is a great resource to help motivate further service and support. Check out this list on the website.

Updates in the LWML Store

nullAre you looking for a way to carry your LWML items? The purple and black tote with the LWML logo in purple has two elastic pen loops and a D-ring on the handle.

LWML Purple Tote Bag Item #: LWML99008 Sale price $7.00

nullMany Mustard Seeds are on sale! Stock up on a variety for great gifts, simple ways to witness when leaving a gratuity, or a quick devotion whenever needed. 

Have you read the winsome questions and stories plus scripture verses which give new thoughts on trusting in God?
Pick up the Simple Trust Mustard Seeds Item # LWML40215 Sale price $2.00 


nullThe LWML Today’s Light Devotional Bible is now on sale through May 15! Don’t miss this opportunity to pick up this wonderful witness tool. Great for confirmation and graduation gifts.

Today’s Light Devotional Bible — LWML Edition (ESV)

Item #: LWML012104 Sale price $26.99 through May 15, 2016


Don't forget to shop the Spring Sale

Many more items have just been marked down!


Lutheran Women in Mission — The Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) is the official women's auxiliary of the 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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St. Louis, MO 63118

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