eNews Issue #320 — February 9, 2021

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Mite Offerings Update

We praise God for generous Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) women and all gracious donors! LWML’s mite offerings as of January 31, 2021, total $2,046,341.69, which leaves $53,658.31 left to reach our 2019–2021 LWML Mission Goal of $2,100,000 before our fiscal year-end on March 31, 2021. There are three mission grants remaining to be funded in this biennium. LWML thanks God and encourages you to continue collecting your mite offerings. Don’t forget to download your February mite calendar. You can find it here.


Tee Up 4 Mites at LWML Convention

The 2021 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) Convention in Lexington, Kentucky, is less than five months away and the excitement is growing. One of Wednesday’s activities will be the Tee Up 4 Mites Golf Outing. 

The Convention Host Committee is challenging each LWML district to provide one sponsorship for the outing. Sponsorships range from $100 to $750. The sponsorship could be in memory of someone or to honor a member of a district. Several zones could join together for a sponsorship. The Host Committee would love to have 40 sponsorships representing each of our LWML districts.

Proceeds from the golf outing go to mite offerings, supporting the grants chosen at the convention. Whether you have a foursome or not, help kick off the new biennium with a successful event. Both golf registration and sponsorship forms can be found here.

Racing to Lexington

Now is the time to make plans to join LWML sisters and brothers and register for the 39th Biennial LWML Convention in Lexington, Kentucky, June 24–27, 2021. “Running the Race…Looking to Jesus” is the convention theme, based on Hebrews 12:1–2. Attendees will be inspired by the convention goal, “Looking to Jesus, we run the race set before us and proclaim the joy of the Lord.” Find information and updates at Convention Central. You may now register online by clicking here.


Help | Love | Grow and Endure through LWML



Lutheran Women in Mission joyfully proclaim Christ, support missions, and equip women to honor God by serving others. This has been the history and foundation laid by countless mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and sisters in Christ over the past 79 years. The focus from these earlier generations on mission education, mission inspiration, mission service, and mission support continues today.  

What a legacy for this generation! Through charitable plans put in place through our Gifts of Love Ministry, donors have equipped LWML to carry forward the mission of Christ for generations to come. By the grace of God, this will make an enduring impact. LWML’s Gifts of Love, LWML’s official gift planning ministry, helps you to honor and share the gifts God has given you and bless your loved ones as well. Did you know you can continue your Mite Box offerings from heaven? 

Cheryl Keithly

Here’s what Cheryl Keithly of Yuma, Arizona, says about Gifts of Love: I love that Gifts of Love helps women fulfill their desire to use their earthly blessings to bless future generations through LWML and other ministries through wise planning with our Gift Planning Counselors all the while meeting their own personal needs and the needs of their families. It has been such a blessing to have been able to work with them to set up our own plan, and I’m eager for others to discover this wonderful gift and opportunity.”

Financial support for Gifts of Love Ministry is provided by those who have a heart to sustain and grow God’s kingdom through LWML’s Gospel outreach. No Mite Box offerings fund this ministry. Please prayerfully consider making a gift to LWML Gifts of Love Ministry. Your gift today will, by God’s grace, multiply LWML’s ministry outreach and carry it forward through the 

Here are more comments by individuals who have been assisted by LWML gift planning counselors:

  • “We encourage everyone to sit down with a gift planning counselor and discover the best ways to transfer your blessings.”
  • “We didn’t know that taxes would take up so much of our original plan. After reviewing everything with a gift planning counselor, we developed an even better plan to accomplish more.”
  • “I saw firsthand how working with an experienced gift planning counselor can benefit families and ministries. These services are provided free of charge. Why wouldn’t you want help in your planning?”
  • “Who knew gift planning was for ordinary people with ordinary jobs who don’t have extraordinary money? We found out we could make a positive impact and help both loved ones and ministry.”

Please consider a gift to LWML’s Gifts of Love Ministry to carry the Mission forward through the ages. Click here to donate in honor of Lutheran Women in Mission who have served the Lord with gladness through the years. Act now! Your gift will be matched through Valentine’s Day! Thank you for your partnership in the Gospel!

But since you excel in everything — in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you — see that you also excel in this grace of giving (2 Corinthians 8:7 NIV).

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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