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The Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) welcomed 3,105 people, including 691 first-timers, to their June 20–23 convention in Mobile, Alabama. The convention theme was “In Praise to the Lord!” based on 1 Chronicles 16:23–24a.

Delegates to the 38th Biennial Convention adopted a $2,100,000 mission goal for the 2019–2021 biennium. This goal, by the grace of God, will fund 21 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. Water and the Word for Rural Schools in Kenya: $80,000
  2. Teach Me Too – Preschoolers with Learning Needs in Austin, TX (LSEM): $100,000
  3. Mission Outreach for At-Risk Young Women in Africa (LHM): $100,000
  4. God’s Grace for This Generation (LAMP): $100,000
  5. God’s Word Changes Everything (LBT): $95,000
  6. Mobile Medical Mercy Mission Bus in Guatemala: $100,000
  7. Restoring Hope for Detroit Children and Families — Camp Restore Detroit: $100,000
  8. Lights for Christ Scholarships in Guatemala: $95,000
  9. Wind River Indian Reservation Transportation in Wyoming (WRLM): $40,000
  10. Ministry in Motion at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mobile, AL: $58,000
  11. Touching the Living Word (LBW): $100,000
  12. Women’s Witness and Mercy in Asia (Mission Central): $100,000
  13. Digital Media Development (LFL): $30,000
  14. Hope and Healing Hub of Downtown Lincoln, NE: $50,000
  15. Pre- and Post-Seminary Training for Local Church Workers in Africa: $62,650
  16. Preparing Leaders for Tomorrow (LCMS School Ministries): $80,000
  17. Christ for You, Anytime, Anywhere (KFUO Radio): $60,000
  18. Sri Lanka Multipurpose Building Construction (LCMS OIM): $50,000
  19. Making Jesus Known in the US Ethnic Communities at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO: $100,000
  20. Music Outreach, Classes, and Resources on the Border in El Paso, TX: $98,400
  21. LCMS Deaconess Ministry (LCMS OIM): $39,523
The delegates also elected new LWML leaders in Mobile.
  • President: Debbie Larson
  • Vice President of Organizational Resources: Marie Chow
  • Vice President of Special Focus Ministries: Deaconess Betty Knapp
  • Treasurer: Karla Koehler
  • Pastoral Counselor: Rev. Brian Noack
  • Nominating Committee: Sylvia Bean, Carrie Brumbaugh, Mary Harrington, Crystal Miller, and Brianne Stahlecker, Chairman

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. For more information on each month’s mission focus, visit Saint John’s Mission Guild (LWML) meets the first Tuesday of each month at 10:30 AM in Room 301. All ladies of the congregation are invited to attend.