The special moments at this summer’s LWML Convention in Lexington, Kentucky are now wonderful memories.
If you were not able to attend, you are invited to view sessions of the convention on the lwml.org website, under Convention Central; scroll down and find Convention videos. Contact Communications Director Lynnette Campbell for a list of Time Stamps of the activities. The inspiring message from Linda Reiser and the humorous interrupters, Jan Struck and Abbie Goehring are well worth your time. You might be able to use these sessions in your gatherings and you could even “participate” in the Bible studies led by Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, Running on Solid Ground. Check out the Bible study in the Convention Manual found online.
The elected officers are fulfilling their duties and Mite offerings are being gathered to fund the new Mission Grants to reach the 2021-2023 mission goal of $2,150,000. The lwml.org website features all of the opportunities we have to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Continue to prayerfully fill those Mite boxes day after day. God is using our Mite offerings to fulfill His purpose.
With that being said, remember that our deadline for reaching our 2020-2022 District Mission Goal of $248,000 is March 31, 2022. Search your hearts, pray for mission outreach, and continue to faithfully gather your mite offerings.
We now look towards the LWML California-Nevada-Hawaii District Convention June 10-June 12, 2022, at the Nugget Casino and Resort in Sparks, Nevada. We will work under the theme based on Psalm 62:8 Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us, Trust in God’s timing! The members of Zone 10 along with Vice-President for Convention Planning, Roxan Schwab are joyfully working to make this convention a reality. We hope to see you in Sparks!! Get the news out!
LWML is asking for names for the selection of Pastoral Counselor nominees for the convention ballot at the 2023 LWML Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. To be eligible, nominees must have served as a district pastoral counselor and are currently serving in the parish ministry. If you know of a possible candidate, contact me as soon as possible so we can meet the eligibility requirements before the October 31, 2021 deadline.
I pray that, as you gather as zones this fall, you take to heart the mission of the LWML which is to be Lutheran Women in Mission, who joyfully proclaim Christ, support missions, and equip women to honor God by serving others.