A past LWML Nebraska South District president (along with other mentors) influenced my involvement in LWML. Observing her lead a convention was the inspiration God used to nudge me into leadership positions in my congregation and as a zone president. The support also encouraged me to allow my name to be submitted for national LWML president.
At that convention, I saw women expressing laughter, joy, hugs, fellowship, purpose, and celebrating what God had done through mites, and continued to do as they selected new grants through faith. Every woman was able to use her God-given gifts. It was an “aha” moment: God surrounded me with women who loved the Lord, loved missions, and had hearts to serve and to help.
The blessings of that “aha” moment which led to my saying “yes” to serving include:
- Hearing thanks from missionaries for our prayers and loving support;
- Listening to Synod leaders say how the LWML is a tremendous blessing to the Church;
- Recalling convention scenes of faithful women gathering to praise God and serve in love for missions; and
- Rejoicing with Heart to Heart Sisters and Young Woman Representatives; their participation make us stronger and better.