From District President Becky Haltaufderheid

September is here and students are headed back to school either in person or virtually. And if you have had the privilege of spending many hours with your children and grandchildren during the pandemic, you will be blessed! This special time can not be taken away from any of us. The sin of this world can keep us separated, but nothing can separate us from the love Jesus gives us each and every day.

Remember, National LWML has selected September 15, 2020 as their Giving Tuesday – under the theme “LWML September to Remember“. Please mark your calendar and participate in this special mite giving Tuesday while you remember a loved one, a mentor, an LWML sister or a pastoral counselor with a special gift to honor or remember them. Both our district and national LWML have been hurting since most gatherings have been canceled due to this pandemic. Please pray for the LWML as we continue to support the mission grants with our mite offerings.

LWML Sunday is nearing: “Kingdom People Produce Kingdom Fruit” authored by Rev. Larry Krueger, based on Matt 21:43 The kingdom of God will be … given to a people producing its fruits. Have you ordered your LWML supplies to help celebrate the mission work of the LWML? Please go to the LWML website and download the information for free and pass it along to your pastor. He will appreciate your help.

Carol von Soosten was scheduled to be at our Fall Retreat to give a presentation on Gifts of Love. This is LWML’s free gift planning ministry.  Most Christians don’t have a charitable plan for when the Lord calls them to heaven and may be unsure where to start. Carol can help you put your wishes on paper to care for your family and impact ministry. LWML offers free, professional assistance you can trust. You will have joy and peace of mind knowing your instructions will be carried out. Meet Carol as you watch her video by clicking here:  Meet Carol von Soosten   Carol explains Gifts of Love in this video: Gifts of Love Video  If you do not have a charitable plan, please consider contacting Carol and let her help you prepare a plan for your family and your charity, free of charge.

I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your prayers, support through emails and text messages as I begin my journey with Pancreatic Cancer. God is good and He is with me each and every day of this journey. I ask that you continue to lift me in prayer as I go through Chemotherapy and later surgery to remove the tumor. Blessings to each of you every day. We don’t know when life gives us a detour.


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