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Are You "Hooked"?

The women who taught me the most about the importance of contributing to mission grants through mites were my dear, departed mother-in-law (MIL), Lorena Werner and my “El Paso Mom” Sue Anderson. Both women truly lived the LWML motto: Serve the Lord with gladness! (Psalm 100:2).

As a young bride and new member of the Lutheran Church, my MIL Lorena explained what LWML’s mission was and gave me my first Mite Box. She invited me to the LWML meeting at our church, Christ Lutheran, Yuma, Arizona, and I got involved serving as a society officer and helping with various fundraisers to contribute to the mission grants via our Mite Boxes.

After we relocated to the El Paso, Texas, area 25 years ago, Sue Anderson (former Rocky Mountain District (RMD) President) encouraged me to get involved in LWML at Ascension Lutheran, El Paso, Texas. With Sue’s mentoring, I served as an officer in our zone and on the RMD Mission Grants (MG) Committee. Serving on the MG committee really opened my eyes to all the opportunities our district and national mission grants provide to spread the good news of Jesus to people locally and world-wide. I was hooked!

How about you? Are you “hooked” on feeding your Mite Box regularly to support the mission grants in your district and nationally? Are you “hooked” on Serving the Lord with Gladness? I pray so!

Anita Werner




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