Inspired to Serve

When I think of a woman who exemplified “serving with gladness,” Claire Carlson comes to mind. I first met Claire in 1994 at my first LWML Eastern District Convention. I was moved by her enthusiasm and obvious love of the Lord. Claire inspired and encouraged me to actively serve in the LWML Eastern District. Over the ensuing years, Claire was an inspiration and mentor to many ladies of the Eastern District to serve the Lord in all sorts of capacities. Even after Claire moved with her family to LWML Chesapeake District, she continued to be a beacon of light to me and so many others across the nation as the Convention Transportation and Tours Manager.

On this “September to Remember,” I joyfully donate to the LWML Mission Goal in memory of Claire and in honor of all those ladies she inspired to serve. Please consider donating on September 12, 2023, in remembrance of someone who inspires you to “serve the Lord with gladness!

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! (Psalm 100:1–2).

Praise the Lord!

Kathy Pavelock