July 1, 2017
Dear Mite Collecting, Prayer Warrior, Sisters in Christ,
Twenty-eight of your New England sisters- and brothers-in-Christ attended the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) 37th Biennial Convention and 75th birthday celebration!
I can attest – it was GREAT! Thank you for the privilege of being your District President and allowing me to represent you there.
My favorite part of the convention? The opening worship? The singing? The “mites-in-action” speakers? The mission grant voting and selection? The Lutheran Mariachi Band?
While it was all wonderful, the best part was the presence of the Holy Spirit and our proclamation: Jesus Christ Above All!
Delegates to the Convention adopted a $2,075,000 mission goal for the 2017-2019 biennium. This goal, by the grace of God, will fund 22 mission grants as men and women respond in prayer and offerings (mites) during the next two years.
Here are the first two mission grants that, through God’s grace, will be funded:
- Providing Food and the Gospel to Starving Children – Mercy Meals of Siouxland, $40,000
- Mercy House for Women and Children – Franklin Avenue Mission, Flint, Michigan, $100,000
We have a new LWML logo! The New England District version is above. Watch for the new logo on all LWML materials.
The heart represents the love and giving nature of God through His children. The drop symbolizes the blood of Christ or a tear of compassion. The cross above all else clearly shows the purpose behind all that we do in the LWML. The prayer is that this design will get people to take a new look — or even a first look — at LMWL, Lutheran Women in Mission and will give our faithful members a sense that their organization is looking towards the future and ready for 75 more years of mission outreach.
Here’s a link to a video that beautifully explains the logo:
Your partner in the Gospel,
President, LWML-NED , firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. Mission Grant #4a has full funding. Praise the Lord! Now we need funding for #4b so both grants can be paid.
Please Send Mites to: Shirley Schindler
6 Davis Road
Ellington, CT 06029-3701
“How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent?” Romans 10:14-15
LWML-NED August 2016 letter