A Word from the President
How quickly the first year of my presidency has gone by. It is hard to believe we are now preparing for Chesapeake District Convention 2020. So many exciting things have taken place. My trips to St. Louis, MO and Mobile, AL to represent our District at the LWML Board of Directors’ Meetings and the 2019 Convention are all wonderful memories now.
By the time you read this, our Christian Life Retreat “Perseverance” will also be one of those memories. Wonderful memories of times shared with other LWMLers—some old friends and some new. Time spent in worshiping, praising and thanking God for our many blessings. Time spent spreading the Gospel message by word of mouth, by our actions, by our prayers and by collecting our MITES. Five of our Grants have now been paid in full – spreading the love of Christ to the recipients. But we have a lot more to pay, so keep sending in those MITES!
At the November Executive Committee meeting we discussed and reviewed the first draft to the LWML Chesapeake District By Laws. District and zone leaders will gather at Grace Church, LaPlata, MD on February 21-22, 2020 to work on leadership skills. When you plan your Zone events keep these dates in mind as well as our Board of Directors’ Meeting to be held May 2, 2020. We need all of our leaders to be present at both meetings.
Plans are underway for the 2020 Convention – “Tell His Glory” using 1 Peter 2:9 as our theme. We are preparing a slate of nominees for the 2021-2023 District offices and need you to keep this in your prayers. If you, or someone you know, would be willing to serve, please let Linda Nau, Nominations Chairman, know. [Nomination forms available in the November Chesapeake Breeze!] In order to continue this great organization, we need women who are ready to stand up as leaders. Be a “Lutheran Woman in Mission.” Remember, the Lord will guide and direct you as you work for Him. A new addition will be special time for TEEN LWML. Encourage your teens as well as the Young Women Representatives from your Zone to attend. Start now to save a few dollars each week so you will be ready to register when the time comes.
Your LWML sister,
LWML Chesapeake District