September to Remember

A Treasured Coat

My mother was an accomplished seamstress. I admit, I did not fully appreciate it as a child — she sewed all the clothing for our family. As young women, she surprised my sister and me with long, wool winter coats one Christmas. I treasure that coat, knowing every stitch was made with love. Now over 45 years old, the coat is kept handy for those occasional Kansas blizzards.

Just as my coat was a gift from Mother’s heart, you can also give from your heart on September 13 — LWML’s Giving Tuesday. Your gifts will touch the lives of children, women, and men with books, Bibles, and hymnals; maternity items and cancer kits; medical care, food, and meals; and much, much more. Most importantly these needed resources are distributed to the LWML mission grant recipients with the beautiful Gospel message of Jesus’s love and salvation for each person.

Love one another with brotherly affection. If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink (Romans 12:10a, 20a).

Brenda Piester