Mission Grants and More
“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns” Isaiah 52:7.
In June, the delegates chose 28 Mission Grants to be funded this biennium. Unfortunately, some mission grant proposals were not chosen. These proposals have been placed in a Mission Grant Bank on the LWML website. The North Wisconsin District will be seeking Mission Grant Proposals to be placed on the ballot for the 2022 District Convention. Those proposals are due September 1, 2021. I am sure you know there are missionaries and agencies seeking to share the Good News about Jesus with those they serve, but are in need of extra funding to do so. Pray they are revealed to you. Perhaps you have never filled out a mission grant proposal. You can find step-by-step information on our website. The instructions and submission form link are located at the top of the Mission Grants page. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Deborah Young at: email@example.com and she will answer any questions you may have. Remember, our due date in just four weeks away! If you are seeking to submit a grant, but are not familiar with an agency or missionary, please go to the Mission Grant link on the LWML website at www.lwml.org . There you will find the Mission Grant Bank and you can certainly submit one or more of the grants listed in this bank. “How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” Romans 10:14-15.
Our Fall Retreat is right around the corner. You are invited to attend this retreat at Camp Luther! You will be REnewed in both body and soul as you join with your many sisters in singing, Bible study and fellowship. Carol von Soosten will be joining us from Gifts of Love. She has a great message of how to continue sharing the love of Jesus through your gift giving long after you are with Jesus. You can find a registration form in the Summer Mission Tidings. Invite your family or friends to join you! You won’t be disappointed!
Your groups and zones are preparing for functions and gatherings. Perhaps you are looking for ideas to increase attendance or seeking Bible studies to use. Go to the LWML website and go to the Service Link, choose Group Resources, then look for Program Helps: Devotions, Bible Studies, and Sketches/Dramas. On this page at the very bottom, you will find “The 2021- 2023 Planner, Faith Building Help for Groups. Click on this link and you will be able to download any information for free! Notice on this page, each month features a different topic with devotions and a Bible study. I encourage you to browse the LWML website often for great information to use at your fingertips.
I remain in awe of all your prayers, notes, cards and text messages! I thank God you continue to lift me in prayer as I continue chemo treatments every other week. God is good and knows my every need. I know He carries me on the days I am weak and other times He walks beside me holding my hand. I am grateful for His love and your love, too! I will continue to serve with gladness, even on those weak days! May you be blessed and a blessing to others. I hope to see you at the Fall Retreat at Camp Luther!
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