Former LWML New England District Presidents Donna Gruel and Lynn Batchelder significantly influenced and encouraged my involvement in LWML. Their support helped lead me to say “yes” to serving in the same office.
Donna was the district LWML treasurer when I first became a part of the board of directors as a newly elected zone president, and Lynn was soon elected to the office of LWML New England District President. These women, through prayer, sharing His Word, and setting an example of excellence, taught me how to joyfully work for the Lord. They served Him with exuberance, not just in the LWML, but in every aspect of their lives.
We also worked together on the LWML 2013 Pittsburgh Convention Planning Committee. We laughed as we traveled all the way to Pittsburgh and back! I knew that when I was asked to prayerfully consider the nomination of LWML New England District President, I would not only be wonderfully supported by our loving Father, but I would also be strengthened by these mite-collecting, prayer-warrior, sisters-in-Christ.
We may be miles apart in distance these days, but our hearts will always be joined in joyful service to the Lord!