Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:1-2).
What a mountaintop experience this convention was as we ran the race looking to Jesus. I was so blessed to be able to be among those who attended. I was privileged to walk with Alex Kirch, our YWR as she carried the district banner during the banner procession. What a great young lady. We are blessed to have her representing our district. I’m sure she was overwhelmed with all that she learned about LWML and the many mission grants funded and how those mighty mites are used. If you wish to watch any portion of the convention, it has been recorded and is available at www.lwml.org under the convention link.
In a few days we will be celebrating Independence Day. We celebrate the freedoms we have as Americans, and thank God for allowing our country the freedom of religion, which some countries do not have.
As you read this summer’s issue of the Mission Tidings, don’t forget to register for the Fall Retreat at Camp Luther, September 9 – 11. Sharon Hanke and her committee have planned a great retreat. There are no limitations to the number of people attending, so sign up early and plan to be Renewed, Refreshed and Recharged as you join in Bible studies, singing, hear mission speakers, and simply meet up with old friends and make new and lasting friendships. I hope to see you there.
Have a safe summer and enjoy the sonshine this summer!
Please note: We have also enrolled in “Joyful Response,” an electronic offering program through LCEF. If you wish to give electronically, you can fill out an enrollment form and send it on to Jody Cook, District Treasurer. Your offerings can be automatically taken from your personal checking, savings or LCEF steward account. Joyful Response – Member Sign-up