Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses (Proverbs 10:12).


Eighty years ago, Vesta Stoudt supported the war effort working at an ordnance plant in Illinois. She packed and inspected ammunition boxes and realized that the boxes secured by waterproof wax were extremely difficult for soldiers to open while under fire. She worked up a diagram, outlined the problem, and sent her solution to President Roosevelt.  Her invention of duct tape continues to cover many offenses. 

About the same time, women met at a Lutheran Church in Illinois, and formally established the LWML. They wanted a coordinated, national effort for LCMS women that would equip and encourage them to cover people with the love of Jesus.

In June, join thousands of women and men at the LWML Convention in Milwaukee as they are covered with Christ’s love and Celebrate the Lord of the Nations.

And, you can pack up your Gifts from the Heart donations with duct tape. 

In Christ Alone, 

Christine Maconachy, President
LWML Chesapeake District