After much prayer and discussion the Board of Directors of the LWML ND District voted to cancel our convention which would have been held on June 26-28, 2020 in Fargo ND.  It was a very difficult decision to make but it was felt that canceling was best for the safety of everyone during this time.

Voting for officers and mission grants will be done by mail with ballots being mailed out June 26.  Please look for more details in the Apr-Jun Messenger which will be coming out soon. 

…fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

The Theme: “Great is the Lord” based on Psalm 145:1-3 which says “I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.

More information can be found on the Convention 2020 page.

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Retreat 2019

About 70 women plus a few husbands and children, gathered at Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads on September 20-22 to retreat from the hustle and bustle and learn more about perseverance.

Donna Pyle led the women to study Nehemiah through her new book titled “Perseverance: Praying Through Life’s Challenges (A Nehemiah Battle Plan).”

Dr. Becky Grossmann, Lutheran Bible Translators, told attendees about the ways that the LWML has helped to share the Word of God to the people in Liberia, Africa.

God’s beautiful fall colors were showing in the trees around Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads.

The ladies of the LWML ND District were also able to participate in the dedication of the new playground at Shepherd’s Hill. This playground is the fulfillment of a Mission Grant selected at the 2014 District Convention.

See pictures on the Retreat Page.

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Christ’s Care for Children: Kenya Newsletter


Please read the latest newsletter below! 

The students are well and getting ready to attend the bi-annual Catechetical Club Competition next month, August 5-8!  This time, the students and leaders will all meet at the Project 24 site, Rongo.  Rongo is located outside of Kisii in southwestern Kenya. 

I recently had the opportunity to attend and work the LCMS National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis.  What an incredible experience to be able to share our faith and this wonderful program with the 23,000 youth and leaders of our church!  The NYG theme this year was “Real. Present. God.”  In the same way, The Catechetical Club Competition has a theme each time, and this August it is “Defend Your Faith”! 

Please pray for the students and leaders as they gather for fellowship and to share in God’s love. 

Baraka za Mungu!

Jennifer Hummel

Program Coordinator, Mission Advancement

The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod

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LWML Sets 2019–2021 Mission Goal at $2.1 Million

ST. LOUIS, June 24, 2019 — The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) welcomed 3104 people with 691 as first-timers to the LWML Convention in Mobile, Alabama, June 20–23, 2019, under the theme “In Praise to the LORD!” The convention theme was based on 1 Chronicles 16:23–24a.

Delegates to the 38th Biennial Convention of the LWML 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 (LSEM), $100,000
3. Mission Outreach for At-Risk Young Women in Africa, $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 for Guatemala, $100,000
7. Restoring Hope for Detroit Children and Families, $100,000
8. Lights for Christ Scholarships in Guatemala,$95,000
9. Wind River Indian Reservation Transportation at Fort Washakie in Wyoming, $40,000
10. Ministry in Motion at Trinity in Mobile, AL, $58,000
11. Touching the Living Word (LBW), $100,000
12.Women’s Witness and Mercy 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,$50,000
19. Making Jesus Known in the United States Ethnic Communities at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, $100,000
20. Music Outreach, Classes, and Resources on the Border in El Paso, TX, $98,400
21. LCMS Deaconess Ministry (LCMS Office of International Mission), $39,523

The voting body elected the following to serve as officers, Counselor, and nominating committee: President – Debbie Larson, Rocky Mountain District (Formerly from the North Dakota District)

Vice President of Organizational Resources – Marie Chow, Washington-Alaska District

Vice President of Special Focus Ministries – Deaconess Betty Knapp, North Wisconsin District

Treasurer – Karla Koehler           Junior Pastoral Counselor – Rev. Brian B. Noack, Atlantic District

Nominating Committee – Sylvia Bean, Rocky Mountain District, Carrie Brumbaugh, Wyoming District, Mary Harrington, North Wisconsin District, Crysta Miller, Nebraska North District, Brianne Stahlecker, Nebraska South District

Lastly, LWML President Patti Ross unveiled the new LWML Mite Box design. The design was shared during the President’s report, and was also shared via LWML social media channels and Livestream.

For more information on convention highlights, visit www.lwml.org/2019-convention. 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 to support global missions. LWML news releases are available at www.lwml.org

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