CNH Grant #13 - Hope for the Hopeless - LCMS Mission Advancement
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Life Ministry network is comprised of thousands of people throughout the LCMS who are passionate about and engaged in sanctity of human life efforts, both in our church body and the culture at large. All human life is valued from conception to natural death. Suicides are a growing issue in our society to which the church needs to respond. Life Ministry is developing distinctly Lutheran training to equip pastors, church workers, and lay leaders with resources for interventions to share the hope that is found in Christ through Christian love and care in psychologically appropriate ways in order to prevent suicide from occurring. The funds requested are part of this project to develop curriculum, produce the resources, websites, videos and brochures.
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Mite Explanation and History
Based on the Biblical account of the widow's mite (Luke 21:1-4), the mite box is intended for regular contributions of "mites" - offerings above and beyond the support given to congregations and the LCMS. Mite Box contributions amount to millions of dollars that fund district and national mission grants and implement the LWML program.
Mite Boxes, available from the district, zone or LWML office, are distributed to every woman in a society, and often to each member of the congregation. Local groups submit mite box offerings to the appointed district officer.
The Widow's Mite
Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”
Miss Penny's Video - March 2021