From District President Becky Haltaufderheid
Happy New Year!

Here in Algoma, we did not have a white Christmas, instead we had a white New Year! I love it when it snows, all the dirty ground and dead grass are covered in a white blanket. It sparkles as the sun shines on this new fallen snow. Everything looks so clean and gives the landscape a whole new look. Trees and bushes that were not noticed before become even more pronounced under the cover of snow.

Isn’t that true for us too? Isaiah 1: 18 reads, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as with as snow; …” Jesus came as that baby and in a few months we will be remembering His sacrifice for us so that all our dirty sins and deeds are made clean and we will be white just like that new fallen snow. Our image is changed and we have a new look! How awesome our God is!

At the time of this writing, the national mission grant goal is about $525,000.00 short of meeting its goal for the 2017-2019 biennium. I encourage you to continue to fill your mite boxes with your love donations. As you do this, remember you are blessing someone else and sharing the love of Jesus with them. They too, will be able to feel the love of Jesus and know that He came to save them, take their sins away, and make them white as snow.

During the next 12 months, the leadership team who attended the AOL training will be sharing information with many of you during these next 12 months. I look forward to what 2019 has to bring to North Wisconsin District LWML. Praying you will be blessed this new year.