eNews Issue #340 — June 22, 2021

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Lutheran Women’s Missionary League 
2021 Convention
Lexington, Kentucky
June 24–27

Thousands Travel to Lexington This Week


Almost 2,800 women and men will travel to Lexington this week to attend the 39th Biennial Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) Convention to worship together, serve the community, hear from missionaries in the field, and conduct the necessary business of the organization. The LWML Board of Directors thanks God for this opportunity and asks for prayers of safe travel.


2017–2019 LWML Mission Grant #21, Family Scholarships for Short Term Mission Trips

Ruth Richert Martin, Executive Director of Mission Opportunities Short Term (MOST) Ministries, has been ministering to the physical and spiritual needs of lost and hurting people in over 50 countries for the past 31 years. Ruth will be one of LWML’s Mites in Action speakers at the convention. Missionaries around the world send requests for help with projects such as clean water outreach, construction, health education, and music and/or sports camps. MOST trains and sends short-term mission teams to help provide for these physical and spiritual needs. It is a commitment to the Great Commission that has compelled MOST Ministries to go far and near for the sake of the Gospel since 1989.

women drilling wood during a mission tripSarah and Mattie DePriest (Mother/Daughter) working on a building project on the Guatemala Sports Outreach Team.

Ruth has tremendous respect for the LWML. She believes that “LWML members are the workhorses of the LCMS and are an indispensable partner with MOST Ministries in carrying out the Great Commission. It’s truly amazing what the LWML has done and continues to do to further God’s kingdom!”

New Products at the Purple Rose LWML Store

Shoppers at the LWML Purple Rose Store in the Bluegrass Meadows Exhibit Hall will have an opportunity to stock up on the 15 new products introduced this biennium. There is a variety of items including devotional materials, stationary, jewelry, and clothing.

  • Baby Onesie
  • Chocolate Mint Candy
  • Comfort Cards — Set of 24
  • Confirmation Cards
  • Dangle Earrings with Gold-tone Logo
  • “Devotions for All Seasons”
  • New LWML Brochure
  • Post Earrings with Cloisonné-style Logo
  • Purple and Turquoise Scarf
  • Purple Fitted Blouse
  • Purple Plaid Scarf
  • “Text Messages from God,” Volume 2
  • Unisex Baseball Cap
  • “We Are His” Notepads — Set of 5
  • “Faith Building Help for Groups” (Formerly “LWML Planner”)

District LWML conventions begin early in 2022. Has your district decided what items to order for your LWML Store at your convention? Many are driving to Lexington and will have room for a few extra boxes on the way home. Be sure to stock up. Store hours are Thursday 9:00 a.m.–6 p.m.; Friday 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.; and Saturday 12–2 p.m. 

New Series for LWML On The Go Podcasts

LWML’s next podcast series will feature four “I Love to Tell the Story” submissions. These are personal stories of witness opportunities from LWML women across the United States. The circumstances, characters, and outcomes vary, but God’s Good News remains the central focus. Listen, and be encouraged!

  • June 30: “Where’s the Bread?” submitted by Christine Maconachy, LWML Chesapeake District
  • July 7: “Love Like That” submitted by Deborah Young, LWML North Wisconsin District
  • July 14: “Afraid? Of What?” submitted by Alicia Starrett-Seidel, LWML New Jersey District
  • July 21: “Measured Risks” Submitted by Christine Maconachy, LWML Chesapeake District

“I Love to Tell the Story” narratives are found at www.lwml.org/tell-the-story. We are seeking new authors! Stories, including a relevant Bible verse and devotion, submitted in a Word document, are requested. They can be emailed to the Vice President of Gospel Outreach at depgo@lwml.org.

Instructions on how to access the LWML On The Go Podcasts are available here, but many women find it easiest to listen to them on their smartphone through the LWML app. The LWML app is free through the app store on your phone.

Podcasts are flexible. Tune in anytime that fits your schedule, and join host Eden Keefe. Each podcast contains a narrative and a prayer from an LWML resource and lasts about ten minutes.

Another Great Podcast


LWML President Debbie Larson spoke with Elizabeth Pittman, Concordia Publishing House (CPH) Public Relations Manager, in a recent interview now available as a podcast. President Larson talked about her favorite Bible verse, how she became involved in LWML, the impact of LWML Mission Grants, and the upcoming LWML Convention in Lexington. You can listen to this interview here.

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) — Lutheran Women in Mission — is an official auxiliary of  The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Since 1942, Lutheran Women in Mission have joyfully proclaimed Christ, supported missions, and equipped women to honor God by serving others

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