I am praying that God will richly bless you in 2021 and that we will recognize His blessings when they come our way.
Because time is moving so quickly, I want to let you know that the LWML National Convention in Lexington, Kentucky (KY) on June 24-27, with the theme “Running the Race … Looking to Jesus” is going to be in person! You can register online at www.lwml.org or use the registration form that was in the Winter edition of the Quarterly. If you register by April 15, you get an “early bird” savings of $20 on your registration! Hotels are booking fast, so don’t wait. Please let me know if you are planning to attend. Special masks are being made and I want to ensure you receive one (firstname.lastname@example.org). During the convention masks and physical distancing are required. LWML will follow Kentucky guidelines, not CDC. The exception will be if Kentucky changes to no mask, LWML attendees will still wear their masks. Meals will seat four at a table. There will be no worship service and choir. The LWML store will be open and the exhibits will be different. Booths will not be on top of each other and there might be one-way aisles. To receive convention updates, please visit the LWML webpage www.lwml.org/2021-convention.
In the meantime, I encourage you to “feed your Mite Box.” Please continue to send them in. If individuals want to, they can send checks directly to our Financial Secretary or contribute via our District website https://www.lwmlchesapeake.org/. Remember that 75% of the Mite money stays here in the Chesapeake District and 25% is sent to National for the National Mite projects. National LWML Mission Grants — Praise the Lord! — all 21 grants have been paid before the end of the biennium! This is the first in the history of LWML.
I encourage you to pray. Pray that Mites are received to fund the grants chosen at the 2020 Chesapeake District convention and for those that will be selected during the 2021 National Convention. Pray for the mission grant recipients and the work that they do for the glory of God. Pray for District YWRs Stephanie Greig and Kaitlyn Handy, two H2H sisters – Ruth Horak and Andrea Morton, and Pastoral Counselor Gary Pomrenke as we prepare for the Convention. Your zone leaders will have lots of information to share at your spring events regarding the 34 mission grants that will be on the Convention ballot and the officers that will be elected. Please pray for God’s guidance in the selection process. Most of all, pray for continued blessings on the LWML as we celebrate joyful service!
Your LWML sister,
District President, LWML Chesapeake District