A Word from the President
Praise God from whom all blessings flow! By now I hope you’ve all heard the good news that the 2017-2019 LWML Mite Goal not only was met, but exceeded! The mites collected for the biennium totaled $2,172,373.76 more than $97,373.76 above our goal. On April 23, I had the privilege, along with Leslie Jaseph (LWML National Meeting Manager), to present a LWML National Mission Grant check to Ambassador Daniel Speckhard, President and CEO of Lutheran World Relief. All 26 mission grants were funded, thanks be to God! As you know, the LWML convention takes place in Mobile, AL on June 20-23. Our District delegates will have the opportunity to vote for a new mite goal and grants for the 2019-2021 biennium. What an exciting responsibility! You can see the 31 grant proposals on the convention ballot at the LWML website (www.lwml.org) under the Convention Central tab. How blessed we are to have so many opportunities to spread the Good News of Jesus throughout the world!
By now, the 2019 Spring Zone rallies have taken place. From the pictures posted on Facebook, it looks like everyone had a wonderful time filled with worship and fellowship. Welcome to the new Zone officers! Please give them your support!
Please pray for the entire District delegation going to the Mobile convention. We are blessed to have delegates from all eight Zones, who will be joined by our two Young Women’s’ Representatives (Desiree Davis and Ashley Groves), our Heart-to-Heart sister (Rosa Ammons), and our junior Pastoral Counselor (Pastor Keith Beasley) and numerous general attendees. All of us are looking forward to meeting with our LWML sisters from across the country for a “Praise to the Lord” experience.
If you can’t make it to Mobile this year, I hope you will join us in Ocean City, MD at the Carousel Hotel for our Christian Life Retreat on
November 1-3. The theme is “Perseverance: a Nehemiah Battle Plan” featuring retreat leader, Donna Pyle and WendySue Fluegge as our music leader. Be prepared for some God-centered fun with this dynamic duo! I hope to see you there! I personally want to thank Christine Maconachy,
VP of Christian Life and Susan Sohn, Christian Life Chairman of the hard work they are putting in to make sure this is the best CLR experience for everyone.
Most of all, pray for continued blessings on the LWML as we celebrate joyful service!
Your LWML sister,
Teresa Tester, President
LWML Chesapeake District