In Praise to the Lord!
Ninety-six (96) men and women from North Wisconsin District attended the National LWML Convention in Mobile. There was plenty of singing and praising done each day. Twenty-one (21) Mission Grants were selected to be funded for the next biennium. New officers were elected. Debbie Larson, Rocky Mountain District, was elected as the next President and will be a great leader. From NWD LWML, Deaconess Betty Knapp was elected to Vice President of Special Focus Ministries and Mary Harrington, was elected to the Nominating Committee. These ladies will do a great job, please keep them in your prayers.
Bible Studies were held Friday and Saturday morning. One was led by Karol Selle on the book, “A Missionary? Me?“ which was very inspiring. Donna Pyle lead us in Bible study titled “Tell the Story of His Glory” and encouraged LWML to continually be in His word and tell others about Jesus with reverence. The Reverend Dr. Dien Ashley Taylor led us in singing and praising as his fingers magically danced across the piano keyboard.
Saturday morning the mission in motion walk was led by a four-member Excelsior Band in Cooper Riverside Park. Despite the 85° temperature at 6:30 in the morning, 858 men and women joined in the walk raising $59,000. There were many inspiring Mites in Action speakers both during the sessions and the Saturday special luncheons. It is such a blessing to see what our mite offerings are doing to help bring the love of Jesus to those around the world.
NWD was represented by 18 delegates, 3 Young Women Reps, a Heart 2Heart Sister for leadership training, and Junior Pastoral Counselor, Rev. Doug Reinders. Rev. Dr. Dwayne and Cheryl Lueck attended and many others came by bus, car or plane. The fellowship and friendships made each and every convention are lasting. If you have never been to a national convention, now is the time to start planning as the 2021 biennial convention will be held in Lexington, Kentucky, and if that is still is too far away, the 2023 convention will be held in Milwaukee. Plan now, you won’t be disappointed!
Happy Independence Day, and God bless and keep you safe as you plan and travel to your summer activities.
Blessed to serve!