In November the LWML society at Mt. Olive in Folsom organized Franklin Graham’s Operation Christmas child. In the past a local Girl Scout troop helped with packing the toys, school supplies, and hygiene items for children. On Nov. 9th we were able to pack 65 boxes with the help of the congregation and Thrivent. They were placed on the altar and Pastor Carlos blessed them and the recipients before they were picked up by a Samaritan's purse representative.
After Thanksgiving, the LWML will be selling authentic German style decorated gingerbread cookies and the proceeds will go to missions.
MESSIAH, Citrus Heights
Praise God for a meaningful LWML Sunday 2021 on October 24. Our members braved heavy God-sent rain to get there. Some of our ladies, led by cross-bearer Adelia Stephens, processed in as we had done for many years in the past. We greeted, ushered, read, and handed out our brand new LWML brochure, national mission grant goals, and Mustard Seed devotions.
The service and sermon reflected the purpose of LWML and why we support their mission. We thank Pastor Stephens for further explaining the symbolism of the current logo, which includes our baptism, as featured on this year’s banner.
"Our Hearts in His Hand” was the theme for LWML Sunday 2021 and is based on Peter’s first letter to persecuted Christians in Asia Minor. In chapter 4:8, Peter tells them, “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly”. The heart of the LWML is its members; our hearts have been made holy by God. We are fully dedicated to serving Him, by serving His Church at home and abroad. Our hearts for Christ are in His hand of service, wherever and when He has need of us.” (Source: LWML.org)
“For where two or three are gathering together in my name, there am I the midst of them”. Matt 18:20. We never know how many ladies will be at our meeting each month. We recite the LWML pledge, sing our LWML songs, Pastor Morris leads a short Bible study, and we share one or two Mustard Seed devotions.
We have had a treat lately. One of our men, Dave, has been attending, adding a lot to our meetings, giving a new perspective on what we do. His mother was a devoted LWML member, he is carrying on her family tradition.
Messiah and LWML members have been participating in Operation Christmas Child for five years, even during the pandemic. Despite being a small congregation, we are mighty when it comes to taking on a cause which serves our Lord. Our ladies and gentlemen come through.