A Word from the President
"In Praise to the Lord!" The theme for this year's convention is about declaring His glory among the nations and is the heart of who we are as Lutheran Women in Mission, guided by the Holy Spirit and God’s marvelous works. In Mobile, we were fed by God's Word and Sacrament, nourished through worship and fellowship, and equipped by our speakers and activities to tell of His salvation from day to day and the work of Christ Jesus to all the earth and lead us in praise to the Lord. Days were filled with service events, speakers, Bible Study, laughter, LWML business, and of course, music! There was a wonderful convention choir who sang for both opening and closing worship services and an inspiring Saturday evening program by the vocal performance "Voices of Alabama." The University students raised their voices together in PRAISE TO THE LORD.
A big thank you to Rhoda Pollard of the DCMARVA Zone for creating the Chesapeake District banner that interpreted the convention theme in such a beautiful way! What an honor for me to carry our district banner in the procession. Despite the distance, over 50 women (and men!) represented the Chesapeake District in Mobile. We were blessed with two energetic Young Women's Representatives, Ashley Groves and Desiree Davis, and a new Heart-to-Heart Sister, Rosa Ammons. Those that weren't able to attend had the opportunity to watch the live video streaming of services and convention sessions on the LWML website (www.lwml.org/convention). Over 4,000 people watched the opening service! You can still go to the website to access photos, highlights, and video archives from the convention.
Want to hear more? Print and share the list of new mission grants approved and pray for them and for our newly elected national officers. Consider inviting your Zone delegate to speak at your society meeting and/or rally, or ask Rosa, Ashley and Desiree speak about their H2H/YWR experience. It would be hard to adequately describe the convention Bible Study presented by Donna Pyle. Luckily, I don't have to try! You'll have the opportunity to see her at our fall Christian Life Retreat in Ocean City, MD. Full details about the Retreat are discussed elsewhere in this issue of the Chesapeake Breeze. I look forward to seeing all of you at the Retreat!
Blessings on your summer!
Your LWML sister,
Teresa Tester, President
LWML Chesapeake District