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ST. LOUIS—June 24, 2019

LWML Sets 2019–2021 Mission Goal at $2.1 Million

The Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) welcomed 3105 people with 691 as first timers to the LWML Convention in Mobile, Alabama, June 20–23, 2019, under the theme "In Praise to the LORD!” The convention theme was based on 1 Chronicles 16:23–24a.

Delegates to the 38th Biennial Convention of the LWML adopted a $2,100,000 mission goal for the 2019–2021 biennium. This goal, by the grace of God, will fund 21 mission grants as men and women respond in prayer and offerings during the next two years. LWML chose to support the following mission grants, pledging their support with prayers and mites (offerings) given over the next biennium:

  1. Water and the Word for Rural Schools in Kenya, $80,000
  2. Teach Me Too – Preschoolers with Learning Needs in Austin, TX (LSEM), $100,000
  3. Mission Outreach for At-Risk Young Women in Africa (LHM), $100,000
  4. God’s Grace for This Generation (LAMP), $100,000
  5. God’s Word Changes Everything (LBT), $95,000
  6. Mobile Medical Mercy Mission Bus in Guatemala, $100,000
  7. Restoring Hope for Detroit Children and Families—Camp Restore Detroit, $100,000
  8. Lights for Christ Scholorships in Guatemala, $95,000
  9. Wind River Indian Reservation Transportation in Wyoming (WRLM), $40,000
  10. Ministry in Motion at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mobile, AL, $58,000
  11. Touching the Living Word (LBW), $100,000
  12. Women’s Witness and Mercy in Asia (Mission Central), $100,000
  13. Digital Media Development (LFL), $30,000
  14. Hope and Healing Hub of Downtown Lincoln, NE, $50,000
  15. Pre- and Post-Seminary Training for Local Church Workers in Africa, $62,650
  16. Preparing Leaders for Tomorrow (LCMS School Ministries), $80,000
  17. Christ for You, Anytime, Anywhere (KFUO Radio), $60,000
  18. Sri Lanka Multipurpose Building Construction (LCMS Office of International Mission), $50,000
  19. Making Jesus Known in the United States Ethnic Communities at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO, $100,000
  20. Music Outreach, Classes, and Resources on the Border in El Paso, TX, $98,400
  21. LCMS Deaconess Ministry (LCMS Office of International Mission), $39,523.

The voting body elected the following to serve as officers, Counselor, and nominating committee:

  • Debbie Larson, Rocky Mountain District
  • Marie Chow, Washington-Alaska District
    Vice President of Organizational Resources
  • Deaconess Betty Knapp, North Wisconsin District
    Vice President of Special Focus Ministries
  • Karla Koehler, Nebraska North District
  • Rev. Brian B. Noack, Atlantic District
    Junior Pastoral Counselor
  • Sylvia Bean, Rocky Mountain District
    Nominating Committee
  • Carrie Brumbaugh, Wyoming District
    Nominating Committee
  • Mary Harrington, North Wisconsin District
    Nominating Committee
  • Crystal Miller, Nebraska North District
    Nominating Committee
  • Brianne Stahlecker, Nebraska South District
    Nominating Committee Chairman

Lastly, LWML President Patti Ross presented the newly designed LWML Mite Box, now available in the LWML Store. The LWML Convention was broadcasted via Livestream which may be viewed along with convention highlights at

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. 

Contact:   Michelle Zollinger
LWML Public Relations Director

LWML Office   800-252-5965
801 Seminary Place, Ste. L010
St. Louis, MO 63105

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