eNews Issue #280 — February 12, 2020

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Mission Grant #20 PAID!

Missiong Grant check presentation with Debbie Yocky delivering check to Ysleta Mission
Pictured are Debbie Yocky; Karla Gonzalez, Ysleta Mission Bookkeeper; and Miguel Muñoz, Music Director.

On Sunday, February 2, 2020, LWML Rocky Mountain District President Debbie Yocky and her husband, David, traveled to El Paso, Texas to present a check for $98,400 to Ysleta Lutheran Mission for music outreach, classes, and resources. The funds will be used to renovate existing space for a recording studio and a practice area, as well as for purchasing musical instruments and providing lessons for students. This ministry touches the lives of 400–500 students on the border. Music Director Miguel Muñoz came to know Christ during his involvement with music classes and the Mariachi San Pablo Band. This check for LWML Mission Grant #20 was joyfully celebrated with a worship service at Zion Lutheran Church, led by Mariachi San Pablo. For more information on this grant, click here.

2021 LWML Biennial Convention in Lexington 

2021 Convention logo with cross, laurel leaves, horseshoe, and banner with the words Running the Race … Looking to Jesus

The excitement is building for the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League’s (LWML) upcoming convention in Lexington, Kentucky, June 24-27, 2021! The theme is “Running the Race … Looking to Jesus,” based on the Scripture verse:  

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:1-2).  

The goal is: “Looking to Jesus, we run the race set before us and proclaim the joy of the Lord.” Mark your calendars and make plans to come to the rolling hills of bluegrass country. Watch for updates and more information here.

Lexington Promotional Items Now Available

Woman wearing red v-neck polo with convention logo on upper right of shirt

Your LWML district will want to promote the LWML Convention! An order form is now available to purchase the beautiful convention shirt, pictured here.

Also available as free downloads are the convention sketch, which you may perform at your district convention and events, and the convention flyer. These items may be ordered through our website by clicking here.


Donate Your Change to be Discontinued

Effective January 31, 2020, all Donate Your Change round up transactions will cease. Due to a low volume of users, Donate Your Change was unable to continue operations. If you are a current Donate Your Change user, we encourage you to log in to your account and remove your banking information out of an abundance of caution.  

Thank you to everyone who has used Donate Your Change to “round up,” as these funds were used to support the funding of mission grants both on the national and district levels. If you have any questions, please call the LWML Office.

Lutheran Women in Mission — The Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) is an official 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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