The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is celebrating our 80th anniversary this year.
Thinking about the group who met in Chicago in 1942, I am so impressed with the foresight they showed in organizing the LWML. We were in a war. Our men and women were involved in an overseas conflict while folks at home were rationing and worrying about their loved ones.
Yet during this time God led this group of men and women to organize an auxiliary of the LCMS to promote work with missions at home and abroad. 80 years have passed and we remain committed to this vision. We continue to serve the Lord with gladness! (Psalm 100:2) whenever and however we can.
Let’s all join in the celebration by choosing a project of “80”. Sewing eighty pillowcase dresses, giving 80 pairs of socks, making 80 quilts, or sharing 80 days of special prayers, etc.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up (Galatians 6:9).
LWML Minnesota North District President