It’s my extreme delight to announce that the 2017-2019 Mission Goal of LWML—Lutheran Women in Mission has been fully funded! Thanks be to God for His generosity and the generous offerings from men and women all over the United States as they faithfully filled their mission Mite Boxes and gave offerings towards this goal. Twenty-two ministries have received complete grants. To read about those grants click here.

Going forward into our new biennium, delegates will meet in Mobile, Alabama, at the 2019 LWML Convention, June 20-23 to vote on a new Mission Goal and select new grant recipients from a list of 31. What an exciting time in LWML! Register now to take part in that convention.

It’s easy to say, let’s not increase our goal and make it not such a push to get the goal funded. However, now more than ever, our families, our church, and our world are in greater need of the saving Gospel message than ever before. We, as Lutheran Women in Mission can and will meet the challenge to make sure that God’s Word, by the power of the Holy Spirit, gets shared around the world. Whether that is done by us as individuals, by LWML programming and resources, or by the ministries we support through our grants, we will do it! We are up to the next challenge!

Please join me in the following prayer written by our LWML Counselor, Rev. Robert Mundahl.

Dear gracious heavenly Father, we thank you for your great love to us through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior. Through Him we have forgiveness of sins, life and salvation. As Lutheran Women in Mission our goal is to make this truth known all over the world. By the collection of Mite Box offerings over the past two years you have blessed us to raise the funds necessary to meet our Mission Goal of $2,075,000. Praise God! This has allowed us to supply the resources needed for missions and missionaries selected at the 2017 Albuquerque Convention.

As the Psalmist writes: Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him; bless His name! For the Lord is good; His steadfast love endures forever, and His faithfulness to all generations, may we always remember God's faithfulness to us and every generation and in great joy, bless His name forever and ever.  Amen.

Patti Ross