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LWML (Lutheran Women in Mission) held their national convention at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico from June 22–June 25, 2017. It was the 75th anniversary for LWML which was started in 1942. Over 3,400 people were in attendance including three Mission Guild members June Donaldson, Arlene Knox and LeOra Spence. The convention theme was “Jesus Christ Above All.”

At the convention, LWML President Patti Ross unveiled the new LWML logo:

Delegates to the 37th Biennial Convention of the LWML adopted a $2,075,000 mission goal for the 2017–2019 biennium. This goal, by the grace of God, will fund 22 mission grants as men and women respond in prayer and offerings during the next two years. LWML chose to support the following mission grants, pledging their support with prayers and mites (offerings) given over the next biennium:

  1. Providing Food and the Gospel to Starving Children—Mercy Meals of Siouxland, $40,000
  2. Mercy House for Women and Children – Franklin Avenue Mission, Flint, Michigan, $100,000
  3. Christ for Veterans and Their Families – LCMS Ministry of the Armed Forces, $27,750
  4. Tanzanian Sewing Center – Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT), $25,000
  5. Current Missionary Need – LCMS International Mission, $100,000
  6. Lutheran Children’s Books for Families Worldwide – Lutheran Heritage Foundation, $100,000
  7. Christian Hope Through Mass Media in Egypt – Lutheran Hour Ministries, $100,000
  8. NOLA 4H: Hearts for the Hungry, Homeless, and Hurting – Christian Families United for Progress, $100,000
  9. Lutheran World Relief Quilt and Kit Shipping Fund, $80,000
  10. Christian Eldercare Home in Haiti – Ministry in Mission, $100,000
  11. Training Lutheran Middle Eastern Missionaries – Biblical Orthodox Lutheran Mission, $93,000
  12. Completion of Lukonda Lutheran School Buildings, Uganda – Lutheran Church Uganda, $48,000
  13. Equipping Youth to Witness for Life ‐ Y4Life – Lutherans for Life, $25,000
  14. Laborers of Love – Lutheran Braille Workers, $100,000
  15. Sharing Jesus with People with Disabilities – Bethesda Lutheran Communities, $100,000
  16. Education Loan Repayment Assistance Grants – Ministry Focus, $100,000
  17. Nursing Students Serving with Mercy Medical Team – LCMS Office of International Mission, $25,000
  18. Restoration Programs for Native Hawaiians – Lutheran Indian Ministries, $75,000
  19. RECONNECT to the Body of Christ, Circuit 28 –Texas District, $50,000
  20. Prison and Jail Ministry Synod-wide Conference in 2018, $36,500
  21. Family Scholarships for Short Term Mission Trips – MOST Ministries, $60,000
  22. Raising Pastors and Deaconesses – Evangelical Lutheran Church of Liberia, $97,000

Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s auxiliary of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Since 1942, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman’s relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and by supporting global missions. Saint John’s Mission Guild (LWML) meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in Room 301. All ladies of the congregation are invited to attend.