GOD GAVE THE INCREASE BOOK
"This is a story of human carelessness and God extending His helping hand to the abandoned." So begins one of the stories in God Gave the Increase. It goes on to tell of a young woman in Russia whose life was in tatters. Abandoned by her husband, without employment, cut off from her family, in trouble with the law - how would she survive? Then one day she went to see the deacon of a small Lutheran church, a congregation where many disenfranchised people gather. Here she found shelter and understanding. At the deacon's recommendation, she went to HOPE Christian Family Counseling Center - an LWML mission grant from the 2007-2009 biennium. Through the care and witness she received, this woman's life was changed, and she found eternal hope through Christ. God Gave the Increase tells her story and the stories of countless others on three continents - Europe, Africa and Asia - who were impacted through the ministries made possible by LWML mites.