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eNews Issue #248 — October 16, 2018



(As of September 30, 2018)

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Mission Goal for
2017–2019 Biennium:

Amount Received:           $1,348,037.96

Total Mites Still Needed: $   726,962.04

Praise to the Lord for the nearly $1,350,000 received so far, and we pray for His blessing upon the grant recipients still waiting for funding in order to complete their planned Gospel outreach. Please continue to fill your Mite Boxes and/or donate your gifts online at to fully fund all our 22 LWML mission grants by the end of the 2017–2019 biennium’s fiscal year of March 31, 2019.


nullFor more opportunities to further financially support the mission grants, click This link will connect you to:

  • GoodSearch and you may earn a penny per search for mites.
  • Thrivent Choice program where Thrivent members can designate to the LWML mission grant goal.
  • AmazonSmile to direct .5% of your eligible purchases to LWML listed with the St. Louis, Missouri address.

To learn more about your support of the 22 LWML mission grants, visit



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LWML 2017-2019 Leadership Development Committee Members:
Susan Brunkow, Cheryl Killham, Deb Vinkemeier, and Vice President of Organizational Resources Debbie Larson, advisory


GIVING TUESDAY — November 27, 2018 — SAVE THE DATE!

Your generous giving will directly impact these mission grants:

nullChurch Worker educational loan repayment assistance
nullLutheran Braille Workers
nullBible story books in Somalia!


Print the above bulletin insert to use in your congregation or at your fall events. Find this bulletin insert and more information at




Advent by Candlelight, a new devotional program from LWML, features dramatic readings on the seasons of Mary’s life and centers on the joy and hope we have for all seasons through faith in Jesus, our Savior. Based on 2 Timothy 4:2, participants will celebrate the seasons of life as they prepare for Christmas as well as discuss ways they can share Jesus with others as we wait for His return. This inspirational program ends with a candlelight gathering around the Advent wreath.

Advent by Candlelight is available as a free download at


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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