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eNews Issue #225 — February 20, 2018

Your Mite Box Offerings Touch Lives!

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Grant #10: Groundbreaking for Christian Eldercare Home in Haiti

You are helping build a center in Haiti for elderly people who have outlived their families, some of whom are currently living in tents and deplorable conditions.

Jackie Rychel, Founder and President of Ministry in Mission, said, "The elderly in Haiti are the forgotten ones. They have outlived their families and have no one to care for them. Lutheran Women in Mission have faithfully provided strength, prayer, and financial assistance for Ministry in Mission to move forward with this important project. We are humbled and grateful."

The center is being built on the same property where an orphanage was constructed in 2014. Recent groundbreaking will allow Ministry in Mission to create a true community for Haitian Lutherans by providing a safe living environment for all Haitians in the surrounding area and particularly the forgotten elderly society.

nullAt a recent check presentation for $50,000 to partially fund this grant are pictured in the photo (from left to right): Susan Matzke (Pastor Matzke's wife), Jackie Rychel (Founder and President of Ministry in Mission), Jeanne Schimmelmann (LWML Ohio District President), Marti Jacobson (Treasurer of Ministry in Mission), and Lee Stone (Chairman of Fundraising for Ministry in Mission).


Learn more about this grant and all 22 LWML Mission Grants on our webpage:

Looking for NEW Multicultural Resources?

Living and Learning Heart to Heart — Designed to enhance the abilities of LWML women of all cultural backgrounds to develop positive relationships with each other in their churches and communities, this resource includes everything needed in one convenient document. This free downloadable manual includes activities, Bible studies, definitions for better understanding of culture and intercultural learning, and practical applications. Check out the website today for your free copy:

Living as God's People
LWML 2018 Prayer Service Now Available

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The LWML 2018 Prayer Service is now available free online. Written by 2013–2017 LWML Pastoral Counselor Rev. Dr. Robert Roegner, the service is based on 1 Peter 2:9–12.

Many factors come to mind when we think about our identity, but in his first letter, Peter focuses in on what's most important: our standing in the eyes of God or our place in His kingdom.

Available items include a script, cover/worship folder artwork, and PowerPoint slides. Learn more here. (

2019 LWML Convention Publicity Resources 

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  • 2019 LWML Convention flyer
  • Convention sketch
  • Save-the-date cards

Available as free downloads.


Go to the website to download your materials today!


The LWML is the leading group for LCMS women where each woman is welcomed and encouraged to use her unique God-given gifts as she supports global missions and serves the Lord with gladness. 
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