eNews Issue #286 — April 14, 2020

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Prayers for Canceled and Postponed LWML District Conventions

Please join in prayer for our Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) sisters in Christ from the Kansas, Oklahoma, and Gulf States Districts. These three LWML districts were scheduled to gather in convention this week but, due to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), they have either rescheduled or canceled their conventions.

Lord, we ask that You be with all these LWML members as they deal with disappointment in missing the business, fellowship, Bible study, and servant activities with fellow sisters from their district at this time. We also pray for the Holy Spirit to lead and guide the delegates from the Oklahoma District as they vote electronically this weekend to choose new officers and vote for their mission goal and mission grants for the coming biennium.  

We pray for wisdom and strength for Brenda Piester (Kansas) and Dianna Just (Oklahoma) as they revise their convention plans to meet later this summer. We also thank our Lord for their four years of service as district presidents. We likewise remember in prayer Gwen Marshall, as she completes her first biennium as LWML Gulf States District President and looks forward to serving for two more years.

Lord, hear our prayers. Amen.

In His service, surrounded by HIS grace,
President Debbie Larson

Mission Grant #12 — Women’s Witness and Mercy in Asia PAID!

LWML received a thank you letter from one of the recipients of the LWML $100,000 Mission Grant #12, Women’s Witness and Mercy in Asia, submitted by Mission Central. 

This note was signed by Matt, Dee Dee, Lily and Olivia Wasmund, LCMS missionaries in East Asia. “Hello and greetings from the mission field of Seoul and East Asia to the mission field of the U.S. and beyond! First of all, allow my family to sincerely thank you and all of the incredible women involved in LWML for your wonderfully generous donation towards the support of our ministry as LCMS missionaries in this part of the world. You all have overwhelmed us with your most gracious gift. Your expression of love and care is most sincerely appreciated. Thank you.

The Wasmund family publishes a newsletter with stories about their lives as they serve as missionaries in Seoul, Korea, and East Asia. Read the newsletter here as they update what life looks like at home, in ministry, and in their community. 

LWML 2019-2021 Mission Goal Update

Mite offerings received as of March 31, 2020, are $1,086,773.61 towards our Mission Goal for the 2019–2021 biennium of $2,100,000.00. We thank our Lord for the opportunity to share His message through our mission giving and continue to pray and give. Our goal is in His hands and to His glory. As of this date, we have funded eleven mission grants totaling $936,400. Keep checking our mission grants webpage as we update it with each grant paid. Three more grant payments are in process.


Easter Joy Continues Through Mission Giving


How do we continue to spread the Good News of our Risen Savior? By supporting our district and national mission grants! Pray and promote Mission Grant #10 this month using the resources found here. 

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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