Dear sisters and brothers of the LWML CNH District,
On your mark, get set, GO! The time is flying by and soon we will be “Running the Race … Looking to Jesus” as we join many sisters and brothers in Lexington, Kentucky, be it in person or virtually!
June 24 through June 27 will be a time to gather for the election of officers, find out who will be the Mission Grant recipients, listen to Bible Study leader, Heidi Goehmann, be encouraged by our Keynote Speaker, Linda Reiser, be inspired by the messages of Mites in Action Speakers, giggle with the humorous interrupters, Jan Struck and Abby Goehring, and worship and celebrate. Opportunities to serve, to grow, to be encouraged abound.
Since I last wrote, the LWML CNH Executive Committee and the Board of Directors met via Zoom in February to go through reports and receive information in preparation for the Convention. I was absent from this meeting because I was in the hospital, but am thankful that all is well now. Thank you for your prayers and notes of encouragement. (P.S – One thing I learned is that excessive consumption of licorice tea can cause high blood pressure! No kidding)
In March, I participated in a Zoom meeting with LWML President Debbie Larson and the District Presidents and welcomed the news that our Convention would be held in person. A lot of work has been done to make this Convention possible and we are very thankful to have the opportunity to go. At this point there is a limit as to how many people can register. We are praying that Kentucky will open up and that all who desire to attend in person will be allowed to come.
The ladies of Zone 11, from Hawaii, invited me to an online event, Women in Mission, on two Saturdays in March. Presenter Beth Zier had a very meaningful presentation and we had a chance to get to know each other a bit more by being in chat rooms. The event was very well attended and included ladies from Hawaii, California, Nevada and even Hong Kong.
It is good news that other Zones are planning events in April and May, some online and others in person. There are events such as a Virtual Pajama Party and The Main Event presented online by Mt. Diablo Zone 7, and an in-person Prayer Service event put on by North Sacramento Zone 12, to name a few.
I’m thankful that a pandemic cannot stop the LWML from functioning and realize how adept you have all become with technology. Congratulations on honing your skills on the computer and on being willing to learn and use the technology that is available. I know it might be scary sometimes, but with God nothing is impossible.
On a personal note, I’m thrilled to announce that my husband and I will be meeting our first grandchild in September. I’m looking forward to learning all about being grandma. Any advice is welcome.
May you be encouraged with the words of our new Mission Statement, “As Lutheran Women in Mission, we joyfully proclaim Christ, support missions, and equip women to honor God by serving others.”