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LWML Mission Grant #14, Laborers of Love – Lutheran Braille Workers

The mission grant “Laborers of Love” is for Lutheran Braille Workers (LBW) to transcribe the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible into Braille. This enables the blind to participate in Bible studies and worship services using the same version of Holy Scripture that their sighted fellow believers use.

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Having attended the 75th Anniversary celebration of Lutheran Braille Workers this past October, I saw firsthand the ability of a fourth grader to read Braille while quickly passing his fingers over the page and talk about his favorite books of the Bible. I heard a nationally known speaker talk about the Scripture being the “light” in his life.

Many LWML women and their congregation members work in local Braille Workshops all over the United States. These volunteers produce the Braille and mail the books to recipients around the world. It is truly a “labor of love” to help the blind touch the Word of God in the form of Braille scripture and feel the love Jesus has for them.

[Jesus said] “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind” (Luke 4:18).

Continue to pray for all the mission grants. On this Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday, November 27, you may donate toward the 2017–2019 LWML Mission Goal by using LWML Facebook, or at this website, lwml.org/givingtuesday. Your donation will be doubled on that day, thanks to the commitment of one generous couple and one generous individual.

Patti Ross