Serve the Lord with gladness (Psalm 100:2a).

Has anyone asked you the question, “What is LWML?” Did you pause for a minute before you answered?

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League started over 77 years ago. The organization has changed through the years to stay current with the times, but the mission statement remains the same: “… to assist each woman of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world.”

If you need a refresher on the basics of the LWML, take a look at “Women in Mission University” on the website’s “Service” tab (Group Resources). Look at “LWML 101 — The Basics,” where you’ll find helpful statements such as “LWML women gather with a purpose: to be in God’s Word, to be in fellowship with one another, and to participate in servant opportunities.” We also support missions here in the United States and around the world to spread the Gospel through our mite offerings. Use LWML Sunday, or any other day, to share what LWML is all about!

The best answer to “What is LWML?” is rephrasing the question to ask, “What is the LWML to me?” and answer how you personally serve the Lord with gladness through the organization.

Marie Chow