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eNews Issue #242 — August 7, 2018

2017–2019 Mission Grant 12 — $48,000 Completion of Lukonda Lutheran School Buildings, Uganda


Through the giving of your Mite Box offerings, this grant will complete Phase II of construction of two schools in Kayunga District, Uganda. Between 100–200 children, ages 4–12, will be educated in these schools. The villages of Kakiika and Lukonda will provide bricks and land for the school, with Resurrection Lutheran Church and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Southeastern District supporting the remaining costs of labor and materials. When complete, each of the two school buildings will have four classrooms. Two of the classrooms in one building will also be used for weekly Lutheran worship services. This grant will enable completion of the school building complex begun in 2012.

Lukonda Phase II Construction
"The current view of the School Building"

Fourth Visit on July 25, 2018, the project manager reported:

  • The floor screed (cement) is completed and curing process ongoing.
  • The final finishes on the wall plate are smartly done.
  • The ceiling expanded metal lath has received the mortar and expected to receive the finish as soon as it dries.

It is now in the final stages of completion. Dedication of the building is scheduled for February 2019.



When Is the DEADLINE for Submitting an LWML Mission Grant Proposal? Proposals for the 2019 LWML Convention in Mobile, Alabama may be submitted electronically, but hard copies need to be received by LWML Vice President of Gospel Outreach Angelina Jauregui by September 30, 2018.

Where Is Complete LWML Mission Grant Proposal Submission Information Found?




Let the wise hear and increase in learning (Proverbs 1:5a).

Icebreaker idea: Remembering School — Did you have a favorite teacher as a child? Share why he/she was your favorite.

Devotion — Opening: God Knows Me
— Closing: Forever a Student
— New: Ready, Set, Grow!
Bible Study
— Select from the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly, Summer 2018.

Mission Servants Project: EQUIP preschoolers and pre-readers in your community to hear, learn, and grow in the knowledge of God by planning a story hour on a Saturday before the school year begins. Read out loud several stories from Arch Books or other Concordia Publishing House Bible story resources. Serve a light snack and perhaps plan a craft project that coordinates with the Bible story.

Mission Grant Resources: A different grant will be featured each month, downloadable for your use at

This is excerpted from the 2-year planner, reSOURCEs for Planning Programs, found here. Browse program helps by type here.




Need a break from this busy life and always wondering what might happen next? Then take a look at the 2018 LWML Sunday materials authored by Rev. Ken Hennings, LCMS Texas District Past President. The theme, “Our Rest in a Changing World,” from Psalm 62:1–8 will take you through worship to the sermon titled “The Rest We Share” giving pause and insight in seeking that rest.

The first Sunday in October is traditionally set aside for the observation of LWML Sunday, but it may be celebrated at any time. A full worship service is available for download. As many pastors prefer to tailor their services to their congregation’s needs, the sermon, litany and children’s sermon can also be downloaded separately and may be inserted in any worship service wherever needed.

Read more about 2018 LWML Sunday here:



nullAn 8-lesson DVD Bible study based on John 15:1-17. Written by Donna Pyle, this study takes an in-depth look at what it means to abide in Jesus, the True Vine to bear lasting fruit. The vineyard at Gage Farms, Silver Creek, New York, provides a beautiful backdrop for the video. Order one 224 page workbook per participant to accompany the DVD.

Item #: LWML68936 / 2018 / DVD - $74.99
Item #: LWML68937 / 2018 / Workbook - $12.99



nullEvery four years, the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League sponsors a leadership training event to promote effective leadership skills, better communication, and a thorough awareness of our mission and vision. From November 7-10, 2018 the LWML Assembly of Leaders will gather in St. Louis, Mo., under the theme, “Follow the Leader,” based upon the scripture verse, What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me - practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you (Philippians 4:9).

At this year’s event, up to four mission minded participants from each of the 40 LWML districts will look to Jesus and take the information and excitement of how God works through the LWML back to everyone in their districts. For the first time, the LWML has invited pastoral counselors to participate. All participants are required to commit to share the training in their districts and zones. President Patti shares, “God has blessed each of us with gifts so that we may be a blessing to others, to His glory. I look forward to these women and counselors coming together to be equipped and encouraged to serve with confidence in their LWML districts.”

General sessions offer Bible studies, relevant guest speakers, and comprehensive instruction for our organization. Linda Reiser, LWML Past President, will inspire participants to share the mission of LWML and also lead a session on podium protocol. John Reeb, from Colorado Leadership Institute, will take participants through activities that allow them to embrace change and work with different cultures and generations. LWML President Patti Ross will share how each woman can encourage others to have a mission heart and boldly serve the Lord with gladness. Breakout sessions include training in technology, leadership techniques, finding and using LWML resources, mission grant selection and distribution, engaging and retaining volunteers, reaching other cultures and generations, sharing Jesus in our communities, and basic protocol and structure.

Questions? Contact your LWML District President, or Vice President of Organizational Resources Debbie Larson at



2019 Convention logo: Purple world with gold cross and red heart stretching out around the world centered on the cross, with the inner point of the heart starting in the convention site of Mobile, Alabama.

Plan to celebrate, "In Praise to the LORD!" in Mobile, Ala. on June 20–23, 2019.
Sing to the LORD, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations (1 Chronicles 16:23-24a).


Following the 2019 LWML Convention, join your LWML family on a five-night, post-convention cruise for well-deserved rest and relaxation as well as fun and fellowship with old and new friends. Carnival Cruise Line’s Fantasy will be sailing June 24–29, 2019 out of Mobile, Ala. to Costa Maya and Cozumel.

nullWould you like to take part in this fun getaway? Registration is now open, so book as early as possible to get the cabin you prefer. McGehee Cruise & Vacation Inc. will assist with all reservations for the cruise. Follow this secure link for further information and questions: This link as well as more 2019 LWML Convention information may be found here:


Lutheran Women in Mission — The Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) is the official women's auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Since 1942, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman's relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries, and to support global missions.

The LWML is the leading group for LCMS women where each woman is welcomed and encouraged to use her unique God-given gifts as she supports global missions and serves the Lord with gladness. 
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