eNews Issue #293 — June 2, 2020
District Convention Prayers
Please join in prayer for our Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) sisters-in-Christ from the Pacific Southwest District, the Rocky Mountain District, and the Atlantic District. These three districts were scheduled to gather in convention this week but, due to COVID-19, they have canceled their conventions. The Pacific Southwest District and the Rocky Mountain District will host a virtual mini-convention on June 6. The Atlantic District plans to meet together for a district celebration event in the fall.
Lord, we ask that You be with all these LWML districts as they find new and satisfying ways to join together in Bible study and servant activities with fellow sisters from their local, zone, and district groups at this time. We also pray for the Holy Spirit to lead and guide the delegates who have been voting via mail or electronically.
We offer a prayer of thanksgiving for Bonnie Karch as she completes her four years of service as the LWML Pacific Southwest District President. We also thank God for Debbie Yocky (Rocky Mountain) and Linda Guteres (Atlantic) as they complete their first biennium as LWML district presidents and look forward to their next two years of serving the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayers.
In His service, surrounded by HIS Grace,
Debbie Larson, LWML President
Your Donation Doubled through Matching Gifts
Thanks to generous gifts from three LWML donor families, all donations given through the 2020 HELP | LOVE | GROW Pledge Drive will be matched to a total up to $55,000. Please consider a gift today to support LWML’s Gifts of Love Ministry that, by God’s grace, will multiply mission work for generations to come.
The HELP | LOVE | GROW campaign donations go directly to LWML’s Gifts of Love ministry. Gifts of Love, the official planned giving ministry of LWML, supports two highly qualified counselors. Linda Gage and Carol von Soosten help people return God’s blessings and make an eternal impact through charitable planning. LWML women and their heirs discover how they can share their faith, minimize taxes, bless their family, and support God’s ongoing ministry through their estate.
Gifts can be made through the secure Giving tab on the LWML website or by a check mailed to the LWML office. More information about the HELP | LOVE | GROW campaign and how our counselors can assist you can also be found on the LWML website. Carol and Linda are available to speak at your local and zone events. Thank you for your continued partnership and faithful donations.
Mission Service Calendar Ideas Requested
The Gospel Outreach Committee is looking for ideas for a new mission service calendar. Currently, there are two available on the LWML website here. You may want to review the 2019 calendar for ideas. Servant activities should follow one of the LWML Primary Focus Areas: Nurturing Faith in Christ, Making Our Faith Meaningful, and Sharing Encouragement. Please tell us how you, your group, or others in your church have shared Jesus’ love in action by contacting the Vice President of Gospel Outreach here.
Touching the Living Word
Lutheran Braille Workers (LBW) has been bringing the Gospel to blind and visually impaired people around the world since 1943. In its 77 year history, LBW has produced and distributed over 14 million volumes of Braille, large print, and audio materials, all free of charge. LWML Mission Grant #11, highlighted for the month of June, has resources for you to read and use in your group and church. Learn about the machines and technology which will produce the zinc plates that this grant will help provide. Click here to read about LWML 2019-2021 Mission Grant #11.
Lutheran Women in Mission — The Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) is an official 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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