eNews Issue #331 — April 20, 2021
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League
Convention Registration Update
State and local restrictions, due to COVID-19, currently have limited the Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center, in Lexington, Kentucky, where the LWML Convention will be held, to 2,000 participants. This restriction caused LWML to shut down convention registrations temporarily.
The LWML Board of Directors prayerfully anticipates that the percentage allowed will increase and suggests anyone interested in attending click HERE to be placed on a waitlist. When/if capacity is increased LWML will supply a link to the registration form. Registrations for all delegates and special guests will be accepted. Please contact the LWML with any questions.
LWML President Debbie Larson asks that you continue to pray boldly, knowing God hears and answers prayers. She asks for your patience and understanding as we continue to “Running the Race … Looking to Jesus.” President Debbie shares, “Lutheran Women in Mission know that this is God’s convention. While we will honor God by respecting and following all safety protocol, our focus will remain on Jesus. Whether our women attend in person or participate via live-stream in their homes or congregations, the joy of worshipping together, serving His people, and hearing stories from the mission field will glorify His name.”
Mission Goal Report as of March 31
We praise God for the blessings He pours out on LWML through the faithful mite giving of gracious givers. Total mite offerings as of March 31 are $2,204,724.55 for the 2019–2021 biennium, over and above the LWML Mission Goal by $104,724.55! Those extra offerings will support our 2021–2023 LWML Mission Grants, which are voted on by LWML delegates from all corners of the United States at the 2021 LWML Convention in Lexington, Kentucky, on June 24–27. Download the full mite report at www.lwml.org/mites-received. For more information about proposed grants on the ballot, visit www.lwml.org/2021-convention.
Convention Child Care/Youth Activities
Children, youth, and teens will have plenty to do at the King’s Kids Clubhouse in Lexington. All activities will be held Friday, June 25, and Saturday, June 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Little ones ages six months to four years will have playtime, story time, and music time. For young children five to eight, and those aged nine to twelve (two separate groups), there will be Bible stories, games, sing-a-longs, and two chaperoned field trips: Friday to the Kentucky Horse Park and Saturday to the Thoroughbred Park for lunch and then to the Explorium of Lexington. Teenagers will participate in two exciting servant events and two chaperoned field trips. On Friday, they will work with children in kindergarten through fifth grade who are enrolled in the Boys and Girls Club at the Lexington Salvation Army; then they’ll enjoy the afternoon at the Kentucky Horse Park. On Saturday, they will do various servant activities at the Ronald McDonald House in the morning, and spend the afternoon bowling and playing arcade games at LexLive, an entertainment center near the convention site. Lunch is included on both days; the registration form is in the Winter 2020 issue of the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly insert on page O.
Convention Photo Finish Mission Walk
On Saturday, June 26, 2021, from 4:30–5:30 p.m., enjoy Lexington with your fellow sisters in Christ (and a few brothers, too) at the Photo Finish Mission Walk! See historic sights, enjoy lively fellowship, and support missions, only steps away from the convention center. This memorable walk takes you to Thoroughbred Park, which is less than one mile away! It is a spectacular park with several life-size and lifelike bronze racehorses streaking toward the finish line, while broodmares, foals, and the great stallion named “Lexington” appears to be “grazing” in a nearby field! Your walk can be two-fold as you raise funds for the mission goal and witness to the Lexington community in your green “Running the Race” t-shirt. Sign up on the Registration Form – Part 2 on page N. This is a great way to support missions and get a little exercise by “Running the Race … Looking to Jesus!”
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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