From District President Becky Haltaufderheid

We brought the convention to you this year! What a historical event for the NWD LWML. I’m sure it was interesting and a bit scary to conduct convention business online rather than in person. As I watched the discussion take place between the delegates and voting members, I was blessed to know that even though we weren’t in person, you were getting the convention business done. Great job, ladies!

Voting was interesting with the use of ElectionBuddy. Again, I can’t thank Karol Selle enough for taking this on, and entering all delegates and voting members information into the program. Once voting began on June 15, I received a number of emails telling me how easy that was. One delegate sent me a message stating “I voted, it wasn’t painful” which made me smile knowing we were making the right decision and God was in control of our convention business.

Our livestream convention was held June 27 and was a huge success thanks to Anne Hartman, Jesse Hamble, and Susan Larson of Peace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. And a huge thank you to all who sent video messages or attended and contributed in any way to the convention.

Congratulations to those newly elected officers: Joan Berquist, First Vice-President; Sharon Kautzman, Financial Secretary; Kaye Schwalenberg, Recording Secretary; Deborah Young, Missions Grant Director; and Pastor Larry Yaw, Junior Pastoral Counselor. I look forward to working with you the next two years. Thank you to our outgoing officers, Pam Pfankuch, Lynne Johnson, Diane Simon, Sherrilee Wallerman and Pastor Jonathon Wessel for their four years of service to our district. May God bless you as you look forward to what God has planned for you in the future.

I pray Jesus continues to be your vision and you continue to walk by faith as we begin this biennium. God bless our mite offerings as we begin to fund the 11 Mission Grants selected and we are able to further His kingdom.

Pray for our country, our leaders and all citizens that we can come together this Independence Day and we can once again live in peace amongst our neighbors. “Behold the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world”. John 16:32-33.

Watch the 2020 LIVE Convention from Peace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire