eNews Issue #260 — April 16, 2019


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nullTuesday, March 26, LWML President Patti Ross had the privilege of attending Chapel at the LCMS International Center, St. Louis, Missouri, and was honored at a reception following the service on behalf of the mission work done by LWML. At that opportune time, President Patti presented checks for three of the 22 mission grants, funded through your mite offerings. They included: 

  • Mission Grant #17 – Nursing Students Serving with Mercy Medical Team, $25,000.

  • Mission Grant #22c – Liberian Deaconess Ministry, $7,000.

  • Mission Grant #22d – Sierra Leone Seminary, $20,000.

nullPresident Patti Ross with KFUO interviewers Sarah Gulseth and Andy Bates. 

While at the LCMS International Center, President Patti gave an interview in the KFUO Radio station about the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. To enjoy listening to this interview, click on this link:



(as of March 31, 2019)

The 2017–2019 fiscal period is April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2019.

Mission Goal for 2017–2019 Biennium: $2,075,000.00 

Mite Offerings Received: $2,172,373.76 

Amount above and beyond the Mission Goal: $97,373.76 

All thanks and praise to our Triune God from whom all blessings flow. By your faithful and prayerful mite offerings, you exceeded the $2,075,000 mission goal in order to fund all 22 mission grants. To read more about the ministry of furthering our Lord’s kingdom through these 22 mission grants, click



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.


LWML is blessed to share eight morning Bible study opportunities at the Mobile Convention! There will be four options for Friday morning and four for Saturday morning. These are scheduled before the convention sessions begin and will be held from 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. at the Mobile Convention Center. No registration required; just grab your breakfast from a convention center concession stand and Wake Up With the Word!

nullFriday, June 21, 2019
  1. An LWML Bible Study led by Terri Bentley entitled “Let’s Grab Our Shoes and Go” will be available soon as a women’s day event.
  2. A Spanish-language LWML Bible Study led by Deaconess Marta Luna.
  3. A CPH sponsored Bible Study led by Christina Hergenrader entitled “Create Olive Branches in Your Family Tree.”
  4. An LWML Bible Study led by Karol Selle entitled “A Missionary? Me?” This just released Bible Study, authored by Karol, is available for preorder in the LWML Store at SHOP tab.
Saturday, June 22, 2019
  1. A Bible Study led by author/speaker Donna Pyle entitled “Perseverance: A Prayer Battle Plan.”
  2. A Bible Study led by LCMS Black Ministry Director Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Gray.
  3. Ministry to the Armed Forces Bible Study by Chaplain Craig Muehler.
  4. A CPH sponsored Bible Study led by Deb Burma entitled “JOY! -Philippians, the Letter of Joy.”
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.



Missionary Jean Jaskierny will present a Mites in Action message during the convention as well as a Saturday Special Interest Luncheon about the 2017–2019 LWML Mission Grant #4 Tanzanian Sewing Center - $25,000.  
The LWML Office recently received the following email update: 


We are so glad that the girls have graduated with very good results. They now know how to sew different clothes for themselves and for their children and parents. They have also learned life skills. We are glad that we planned to train 50 girls and we trained 53. We had 19 girls with challenges, and they did not finish. We recruited 70 of them because of the great need. One girl had a child at the center and other 4 were taught how to nurture their children. We pray for LWML to grow. We thank them for this great work. We need to continue to help more girls this year and ahead. If you need more information, please contact the director Happyness Gefi at or visit our web at  
Thank you, Emmanuel Makala 

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.


To register and to read about all the joyful and joy-filled events offered in Mobile at the 2019 LWML Convention, visit




Featuring LWML District Mission Grants 

Beginning April 1, 2018–2020 LWML District Mission Grants are being featured daily on the LWML social media. You have an opportunity to view these unique mission projects, two from each LWML district, and support them with your donations. To view these LWML District Days posts on LWML Facebook and Instagram during this two-week period, visit



A Lutheran Woman in Mission ought to be able to both care for her family and impact ministry upon her death. Have you remembered LWML in your will?

In the same way all the Mite Box offerings add together to make a global impact on sharing the Gospel, will bequests and beneficiary designations can make a huge impact on mite offerings in the future to continue our mission work in the name of Christ.

nullWon’t you help LWML, by God’s grace, continue to make an eternal difference for future generations? You may not know where to start. We encourage you to work with our Gift Planning Counselors. They guide and assist you to share your faith, bless your family and make a lasting impact on ministry. LWML provides our professional Gift Planning Counselors at no cost to serve you and your family. You will have confidence knowing your wishes will be carried out and experience joy knowing you have provided both for your family and God’s work when you are called home to heaven.

Contact LWML Gift Planning Counselors for more information at or 1-800-741-4138. You can also email: Pat Bilow:; Linda Gage:; or Carol von Soosten:   


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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