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eNews Issue #228 — April 3, 2018

Your Mites in Action are Faith in Action


Sharing Jesus with People with Disabilities – Bethesda Lutheran Communities is 2017–2019 LWML Mission Grant #15. You are supporting travel expenses for ministry consultants such as Rev. Philemon Ngare pictured here helping a person complete Bethesda’s Faith in Action workbook.

For more information on this grant, go to the LWML website at:


nullOn March 20, 2018, LWML South Wisconsin District President Barb Kaun presented a $100,000 check from your Mite Box offerings to Bethesda Lutheran Communities Vice President of Religious Life Kim Trombley at the Bethesda Thrift Store in Neenah, Wisconsin where Barb is a volunteer. Mary Lou Thur (pictured far left), representing Trinity LWML Society in Oshkosh, Wis. and Paulette Stecker (pictured far right), representing Peace Lutheran mission Guild in Neenah shared in this momentous occasion. 

Mite Offering Report as of March 31, 2018

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Thanks be to God for blessing your Mite offerings!

Amounts as of March 31, 2018

Mission Goal for 2017–2019: $2,075,000

Amount Received: $911,933.25

Total Mites Still Needed: $1,163,066.75

Read the full Mite Report here:

You and your congregation help support LWML grants through individual Mite Box offerings to local 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. 

Nominations Needed!

Officer nominations for LWML President, Vice President of Organizational Resources, Vice President
of Special Focus Ministries, Treasurer, and Nominating Committee
(5) are currently being gathered. Nominations are due to the Nominating Committee by August 15, 2018.

Forms and instructions are at

April Mission Grant Resources

nullLWML members at Mount Zion Lutheran Church prepare hot food for the "Feed the Hungry" Saturdays at the inner city church. Volunteers fix over 200 plates of food for the homeless, seniors and poor families and often send food bags home with the hungry.

You are serving Christ by helping six inner-city LCMS churches, their pastors, leaders, and members come together by serving their neighbors and providing food and shelter in New Orleans where many inner-city communities are still hurting 12 years after Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans has the third highest homeless rate with 1,700 homeless every night, much of this due to the Hurricane Katrina and loss of homes. The NOLA 4H churches work closely with other organizations to support various outreach ministries in supplying food, clothing, toiletries, Bibles, prayer books, counseling, and clinics. Your Mite Box offerings will go towards these ministries and equipping each of the six churches to serve more people.

Read more about this Mission Grant and find related resources on our website:

District Convention Central Coming in Two Weeks

Joyous summaries of each LWML district convention held April through September 2018 will be provided in a special Convention Central edition of eNews. Take a look and read about all the happenings of Lutheran women and men on a mission around our country. Make plans to attend your district convention and be a saint counted in that convention number and pass along this information to others in your district.

Dear Father, we ask Your blessings on each person preparing for district conventions during this year of 2018. May You equip them with Your Spirit as You give opportunities to worship and praise Your Holy Name. And as they engage in support of their Mission Goal, encourage each member to generously give of their time, talent, and treasure so that each Mission Grant may be funded. Finally, Father, bless everyone in attendance as they enjoy celebrating Women in Mission. In Jesus Name and to Your glory. Amen.

In Praise to the Lord!
2019 LWML Convention

2019 Convention Logo: Purple world with gold cross and red heart stretching out around the world centered on the cross, with the inner point of the heart starting in the convention site of Mobile, Alabama.

Celebrate our Lord’s victorious resurrection and tell of His glory and salvation in all the earth at LWML's 2019 Convention in Mobile, Alabama. Hosting LWML districts: Louisiana-Mississippi, Gulf States, and Florida-Georgia will welcome you June 20-23, 2019 with genuine southern hospitality.

For more information go to

Mission Grant Applications are due September 30, 2018

Application information is available at  

LWML hosts Concordia Seminary Vicars, Wives, and Deaconess Interns

nullThe Lutheran Women’s Missionary League had the pleasure of hosting a dinner for second year Concordia Seminary students on their beautiful St. Louis, Mo., campus March 19, 2018 to share words of encouragement and support in their ministry as well as to foster relationships of joyfully serving our Lord in His kingdom together. A newly produced video by the LWML Growth and Development Committee was shown which tells of the mission of the LWML and how Church Workers are encouraged to be a vital part of that mission. The Seminarians were given a gift from the LWML, along with materials such as the LWML Church Workers in Mission brochure containing information as to staying engaged and connected to LWML. 

The LWML representatives were delighted to have Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Dale Meyer and Rev. Dr. Glenn Nielson and his Comfort Dog Noah participate in the evening event.


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.

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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