Our 2018 LWML English District Convention was held April 27-29 in Grand Rapids, MI, with close to 100 in attendance! Our newly elected President is Darlene Keca from the Milwaukee Zone. At the servant events, ladies worked diligently to craft over 100 Chemo Comfort Bags - exceeding the project goal! Volunteers also stitched 186 eyeglass cases for MOST Ministries eyeglass teams as well as assembled 261 witness bracelets for use in the field. Our new goal for the 2018-2020 biennium is funding $18,000 of mission projects!
Dear LWML Sisters in Christ,
I want to thank you for the opportunity to serve as your LWML District President for the 2014-2016 Biennium. It was a blessing to meet and get to know so many of you and I hope you continue in your service to the LWML and continue to be in fellowship with your LWML sisters. We need to be around other Christians celebrating God’s Word and Sacrament, praying, and doing service for others, all to the Glory of God, knowing that “Jesus is in control”. Our LWML conventions, rallies, Bible studies and service events provide opportunities for us to Engage, Encourage, Equip and Enjoy. (LWML President, Patti Ross, has established a theme at the beginning of her term - the 4 E’s: “Engage, Encourage, Equip, Enjoy” in the shape of a butterfly). We can tie this in with our convention theme by reviewing the objectives of our convention. With “Jesus is in control”, we witness His Word with confidence, we show mercy and serve others with joy, and we live life together with love and thanksgiving. Engaging, Encouraging, Equipping and Enjoying. With “Jesus is in Control”, we will reach out to others as Lutheran Women in Mission. We need to continue to collect mites and support missions, but we also need to continue to Engage, Encourage, Equip and Enjoy our LWML Sisters in our society meeting, rallies, servant events and convention, then with, “Jesus is in Control”! We will be able to also Engage, Encourage, Equip and Enjoy those around us, His Word and Grace will flow from Him through us to those who need His love! Now may the almighty and merciful God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Bless you and keep you.
Your Sister in Christ,
And now a letter from our new President...
Dear LWML Sisters,
Someone asked me a couple of years ago if I’d consider running for district president. Before going to the Lord in prayer, my response was I don’t think so. Apparently God had different plans. He has led me down this new path. I am honored to be serving as the LWML English District President knowing that “Jesus is in Control”.
What is God’s call for you? Is it serving in a new or different position at the society, zone, and/or district level or on a committee? Remember the theme of the LWML English District 2016 Convention “Freely, Sowing, Serving and Sharing”. Freely study the Word. Freely serve one another in Love. Freely share the Gospel. Let others know the joy of serving the Lord through the mission work of the LWML.
This was recently posted on the LWML website. LWML – Ladies Who are Moved in Love encouraged even when you don’t feel like serving, that in Him we are loved and are able to love others. Be equipped by daily studying His Word. Be engaged by participating in LWML events..activities. Enjoy being a ‘gladness-server’ of His love.
Your Sister in Christ,