Has your summer been a busy one filled with vacation, family trips, and reunions? Perhaps you celebrated the LWML 75th Anniversary at the convention in Albuquerque. Now back to school shopping and plans for fall begin to fill the last days of summer.
What are some of your plans for your LWML events in the coming months? LWML Sunday materials "Be Ready In Season and Out of Season" are available at www.lwml.org/lwml-sunday.
Will you include celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Lutheran Women in Mission on that LWML Sunday or plan a separate time to celebrate? There are many ideas available at www.lwml.org/75. You might like to include watching some of the videos from the 2017 LWML Convention sessions during your celebration. All are available to view at https://livestream.com/TheLWML
Great ideas for planning LWML events are also now available for free as a download at reSOURCEs for Planning Programs, or you may order a hard copy at www.lwml.org/store
What's Next? Lots of opportunities in LWML to Engage, Encourage, Equip, and Enjoy
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10 NIV).
Posted on August 08, 2017 9:27 AM
The LWML Convention in Albuquerque certainly set Jesus Christ above all, where attendees shared God’s abundant generosity through the convention offerings, and other gifts received for missions around the world. God’s blessings were evident through four convention offerings. One of the offerings will support a mission serving a diverse population living in the poorest area in and around the city of Albuquerque, and another will help provide a bilingual Worker Priest on the US/Mexico border. See LWML website for details.
Two years ago LWML’s mission minded servants set a $2 million dollar mission goal, and God said “you can do better,” and so we did! That mission goal was exceeded with 100% of the biennium’s adopted mission grants funded. To God be the glory! Now the 2017–2019 biennium is before us and a new mission goal of $2,075,000 has been adopted. God knows we can meet it. After all, we just can’t out-give God — Jesus Christ above all!
Posted on July 30, 2017 8:00 AM
Now may the God of peace … equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen (Hebrews 13:20–21 NIV).
How many times have you heard that saying, “God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called”? Nowhere does that hold more true than in the positions held in the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML).
What is God calling you to do? Have you served your district in a position and feel God’s nudge to carry that service to the national level? If so, please go to the LWML website and review the duties of the various committees to see where your talents and interests fit. For information on the responsibilities of each committee go to the LWML website and click on Service > Get Involved > Officer and Committee Guidelines, or click here.
If you sense the Spirit’s encouragement, please complete the LWML Personnel Form online, under Service > Get Involved. You may also download and print out the pdf document and mail it in. All forms are welcome and will be considered.
The Executive Committee (EC) of the LWML will meet August 15-19, 2017, to make appointments to committees, so send your form in soon! We ask for your prayers as God directs this process of choosing committees and your continued prayer support as we enter this next two years ready to Engage, Encourage, Equip, and Enjoy!
Posted on July 16, 2017 9:00 AM
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Heart to Heart Sisters and District Leaders attended the pre-convention training program for multicultural women at the 37th Biennial LWML Convention, Albuquerque, NM to better equip them to serve the church, and witness to the world.
Let every race and every language tell of Him who saves our lives from death and hell. (Lift High the Cross, LSB 837, v5)
A record 81 young women attended the convention in the YWR Program where they were encouraged to grow in relationships as sisters in Christ, and to be active participates in their LWML Districts.
As you make plans for the 2018 District Conventions, please include time with your multicultural sisters, young women, and church workers. Email email@example.com for planning ideas.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Posted on July 09, 2017 9:00 AM
We, as Lutheran Women in Mission, serve the Lord and give our mite offerings for missions. We do this with gladness but we do like to be appreciated and recognized for our gifts and services. When my grandson, Layne, was 3 years old (he is now 14 and taller than me) he taught me a valuable lesson on giving freely to the Lord. This little boy wanted to give his offering anonymously.
Each Sunday in church, Layne would ask for an envelope into which he would put his offering. He would take a pencil, carefully write his name on the envelope, insert his money, and seal it shut. One Sunday, he asked for the envelope and put his money inside. The usher was bringing the offering plate and I whispered to Layne that he needed to hurry and write his name. He simply replied, “No Grandma, today I’m going to give it free.” My 3-year-old grandson didn’t want credit for his gift. He just wanted to give it to Jesus.
God sent Jesus to die on a cross, saving us from sin, death, and the power of the devil. He did this freely. Because of His great gift of redemption, we take joy in giving our mite offerings freely also, so that Jesus’ love will be shared with others. You can give to mites right here so that all people may hear of His love and mercy.
In His service, filled with His joy,
Posted on July 05, 2017 10:14 AM
Summer is well under way! Families are getting together for picnics, BBQs, reunions and fun in the sunshine.
Lutheran Women in Mission will have a big family gathering next week at the 37th Biennial Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 22-25, 2017. While some may not be able to attend the convention, everyone can join in the celebration by watching via livestreaming throughout the convention.
You will want to watch on Saturday, June 24, for the Diamond Dazzle, which starts at 7:30 p.m. (Mountain Time) with a parade. There is still time to put together a "Watch Party" in your home or at church. Invite your Bible study, Sunday School or small group to join you. Need some ideas for the party? Click here for great ways to have fun from your corner of LWML country. Share your ideas on your district and LWML Facebook page.
For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am among them (Matt 18:20).
Posted on June 18, 2017 9:35 AM
So you can’t attend the convention in Albuquerque on June 22–25, 2017?
Even though you may not attend in person, you can still be part of this exciting convention from the comfort of your very own home. LWML will be livestreaming convention sessions so you can still participate in the convention’s Bible study, hear the grateful and enlightening mission grants speakers, and be on hand when the new biennium’s mission goal and mission grants are announced. https://livestream.com/TheLWML
In addition, via Livestream, you’ll be able to celebrate LWML’s 75th anniversary and be on hand when LWML’s exciting new look is revealed.
Even though miles apart, we can celebrate the One who has made us new through His sacrifice on the cross for the forgiveness of sins. The One whose name is above all names — Jesus Christ!
You can even send in a mission offering by clicking the following link, or by sending it to your district treasurer or the LWML office. www.lwml.org/donate-online
Let’s attend convention together!
Posted on June 11, 2017 11:34 AM