From District President Becky Haltaufderheid

Blessings on your final weeks of Advent. Christmas is fast approaching and preparations for this wonderful season of joy and giving is filling each of your days. We celebrate because He gave us the ultimate gift of HIS son. What JOY this brings.

I am joyful for you and your faithful mite offerings. Did you hear the good news? On Giving Tuesday, about $36,012.56 was donated to LWML! Because of your generous donations, National LWML met the matching amount of $20,000 made by two anonymous donors. That brings the total gifts received on Giving Tuesday to about $56,012.56 to support the 2019-2021 Mission Grant Goal! Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow!

I would like to share some news with you. On Christmas Day, I will be traveling by air with my sister, Miriam Slaght and my cousin, Sue Kratz, to Pasadena, California to be Petal Pushers! We are so excited to be able to help decorate the Lutheran Hour Ministries float under the theme “Jesus Our Hope” based on Hebrews  6:19. The theme for the Tournament of Roses Parade is “The Power of Hope.” We are so excited to be able to be witnesses to others about the Jesus and His gift of love for us. He is our Hope in a world where people feel hopeless.

We will have the opportunity to watch the parade from a section set aside for the Petal Pushers. After the parade, we will head to the stadium to watch the Wisconsin Badgers play in the Rose Bowl. We are looking forward to this great experience and ask you to keep us in your prayers as we travel to Pasadena and back home to share our experiences with you.

From my house to yours, I wish you all a Blessed Christmas and much Joy in the New Year!

Serving with Joy!